Abalone Shells are most commonly used during smudging and energy clearing rituals. Their purpose is to catch any falling ash from the sage stick to prevent any burns. These shells carry the vibration of the ocean, and are very durable against other sea life to protect themselves. This means, these abalone shells carry healing properties such as: resilience, protection, strength and determination, and in turn pass them on to you. The element of water is very prominent in these abalone shells, meaning they will revitalize the mind while purifying any negativity from the body and soul.