Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mala Bead Necklace / Mala Bead Bracelet (Agalwood)

Disclosure:  I recently had the opportunity to review a Mala bead necklace from #zeniproducts for a reduced price in exchange for my honest review. 

What are mala beads? 
Simply stated, mala beads are a set of beads that have traditionally been used in prayer and meditation.  Often called prayer beads, anyone can wear these pieces.  You don't have to be religious or belong to any spiritual practice.  You can simply wear them as a reminder of an intention you've set or are seeking a calmer mind, body and spirit. 

About the necklace:
The dark natural wood colored beads are made from real Indian Agalwood.  Not being real familiar with Agalwood, I googled for more information.  I read over at Collins that it is a soft, resinous wood of the Asain tree Aquilaria malaccensis, known for its aromatic qualities and used in incense. This beautiful wood gives these beads its unique texture and color.  

On the package, it says, "Why 108 beads on your mala necklace?" and goes on to explain the significance. Personally, I believe that the reason for 108 beads on a mala is open for interpretation.....that's what makes a mala so cool.  

Mala Necklace/bracelet

Other Interesting Info:
  • 108 8mm mala beads with a total circumference of 45 Inches.
  • Hangs about 1 foot below the average neckline.
  • Dark natural wood colored mala beads made from real Indian Agalwood.
  • Perfect for yoga, meditation, mantras etc...

Wrapping a mala around a wrist
The mala necklace can also be wrapped around the wrist and used as a bracelet!  Notice the cool knot at the end.

Wanting your own mala?  Click HERE.  


  1. What a beautiful bracelet!!!!

  2. 108 is significant because in the ancient calendar they had 12 seasons and 9 days of the week. Every 108 days therefore was a year and had special significance because the sun would have completed its rotation around the earth and the clouds always came out that day. If you were lucky you could sleep all night but generally the voodoo required keeping everyone in the village awake for 24 hours to make it safely into the next year. ;) J/K Although 108 makes me think of the pyramids I toured at Chichen Itza - I climbed El Castillo. FASCINATING! These beads are lovely by the way. :)

  3. Teri, I love your explanation! And you climbed El Castillo?! You are Awesome!!