Thank you so much for purchasing your Mama Mala! We hope over time, your Mama Mala becomes a physical reminder of your growth and a regular source of comfort and strength.
Below you will find all the information you need about your new purchase:
Caring for you Mama Malas
Although it is great to wear your Mama Malas daily as a reminder of your intent and to benefit from the energy of the stones, they are handmade and should be worn and stored with love, care, and respect. They are not meant for use during vigorous physical activity, or when sleeping, and should always be handled with care.
Cleansing your Mama Malas
Be careful who you let touch your Mama Malas. As they hold the energy of your intentions, they also soak up the energy of anyone who handles them. Because gemstones absorb and emit energy, it is important to cleanse them if they feel heavy or "off". How often you cleanse your mala will depend on how often you wear them, and the situations you encounter. If you face a lot of negative energy, many people touch or wear your mala, or you deal with a lot of stress, it is a good idea to cleanse your mala. You can bathe your mala by putting it out in the sunlight, moonlight, or by burning white sage or palo Santo or another herb that is significant in your cultural history.
Mala beads are delicate by nature, and although your Mama Malas are made with the highest quality beading cord, much loved Mama Malas may need to be restrung as the beads wear against the cord over time. Whether you choose to wear your restrung mala beads will depend on the reason for the break and your intentions.
A mala breaking is considered a sign of karmic progression and is something to be fully celebrated. Gemstones have a way of releasing you when they are no longer useful, and a broken mala can symbolize lessons learned and new beginnings. It has done its work.
After having a mala breakthrough it is recommended to sit and meditate on the original description and intentions of the mala and any discoveries or progression. If you feel you experienced a mala breakthrough you can have your mala beads restrung and keep them on your altar or mirror as a symbol of your progress, or you can scatter the beads throughout your home or garden in a ceremony to celebrate the breakthrough.
If you feel that you have not yet had a breakthrough and you are still supported by the intention of the mala beads, continue to wear them after they have been restrung.
All Mama Malas are guaranteed against breakage for six months from the date of purchase. If your Mama Mala breaks within six months of purchase, send it back to us and it will be restrung and sent back to you free of charge.
After six months your Mama Malas can be restrung for a restringing fee of $25 which includes return shipping and the replacement of any missing beads. Click here to learn how to submit your mala for repair.
Getting the most out of your mala beads
Check out the links below to learn more about meditating with your mala beads and ways you can incorporate them into your life.