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Brazilian Mint Rapé | Intense Mint | #94

This rapé contains ash from the B. caapi vine and Mentha Piperita. It has a very minty aroma. Our test panel described this rapé as mind-blowing.

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Brazilian Mint Rapé | Intense Mint | #94

Members of our test panel called this rapé mind-blowing. It has a deep minty fragrance because of the Mentha Piperita. This Intense Mint Rapé is made exclusively for us by a friend that has been working with plants and learning from healers throughout South America. The B. caapi vine leaves that are used in this Rapé are harvested in the Colombian part of the Amazon.

What is Rapé?

Rapé, pronounced ‘ha-pey’ in Portuguese, is a traditional snuff used by various indigenous tribes of South America. Predominantly tribal people from Brazil and Peru. Rapé blends contain a ground mixture of plants, tree bark, seeds, and ash. The fine powder is blown into each nostril through a bone or bamboo pipe called a ‘Tepi or ‘Kuripe’. The Tepi applicator is a long blow pipe that connects the nostril of the receiver to the mouth of the person that administers the snuff. The Kuripe is for self-application. The V-shaped applicator connects the nostril to the mouth allowing the snuff to be self-blown into the nose.

Each tribe has its own rapé formula and usually, it is women who gather the ingredients. The selection, mixture, and grinding process are regarded as a ritual only to be performed by a reputable healer. The snuff is typically made in small batches according to the specific needs of the person being treated or the ceremony’s occasion.

The use of Rapé aims to restore our connection to nature and a sense of grounding. It clears mental fog and confusion eliminating negative thought patterns. These powerful snuffs bring about physical and spiritual wellness. 

Read more:

Step by step guide to using Rapé. – Entheonation

What is Rapé – Waking Herbs blog

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