Botánica De La Reina | Gringa Bruja
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"This is where the magic happens"
Shannon B, Witch

Happy Monday everyone, it’s me, Shannon, your Urban Bruja, back for another take on something very special to me that I use in my daily life. Let me start off with letting you all know that in addition to my blog, I will also be doing product reviews for you all. I am so excited about this because every time a new product comes out at Botánica de La Reina, I cannot wait to go get it . I literally am probably the first customer in the door most days. I mean, I can’t sleep much the night before because of my sheer joy to get my paws on a new magical toy. I am a kid in a candy shop when it comes to this store.

As a matter of fact, I am using several products right now as I write at 6:00 am . Today we will talk about one, the very thing that brought me to Botánica de La Reina in the first place . The product review today is on incense and one in particular that is called Mabon Moon. One sunny day before I knew of Botánica de La Reina, I went to go wander around the flea market with my husband and kid, which is one of the many highlights of my wonderful life. Well, about halfway through I smell something that just is like a beautiful punch in the nose. I know that doesn’t sound right but hang in there because I have a odd way of explaining stuff.

This was like the best thing I have ever smelled and I could not find out where it was coming from. So the adventure started and I grabbed my husband and kid by the hands, so excited I damn near leaped for joy. I am not over exaggerating the experience here. I probably am the most dramatic person ever. So the smelling quest was underway. I smelled my way through every incense stand there. It was like Goldilocks and the Three Bears. She had to taste every bowl before the right one. I had to smell everything before I found my pride and joy: Mabon Moon. Now, my husband can get a little inpatient with the crazy insane quests I kidnap him for, but I was not giving up on this one.

About twenty mins later, I found it through the back way. I walked through a little corridor and found da da da…. the Botánica de La Reina. I rushed inside so excited and almost interrupted a conversation. With great joy, I exclaimed, “What is that incense smell?”

Of course, Katrina with her always beautiful smile tells me in the nicest voice ever that is Mabon Moon incense and that it just went out. She led me to her awesome display of incense of all kinds. So by the grace of God and my nose, I just got there in time. I felt like Alice in Wonder land down the rabbit hole in my new wonder life at Botánica de La Reina.

So if you all are ever at Denio’s Farmers’ Market and Auction or shopping online, please try the Mabon Moon incense and every other one there because this stuff is a lifesaver for wonderful smells. Oh and also for those of you who have cats, it covers up poop smell just in case you were wondering…haha. ?

Until next time always,

Editor’s note: Mabon Moon is a balanced blend of clove and cinnamon oils on a bamboo-base stick. You can order it through the online store at www.botanicadelareina.com or by coming to our shop at 1551 Vineyard Rd., Roseville, CA 95678 – Space 33-34