We offer this Sandalwood Mala which is made from fragrant sandal wood. It has green agate spacers. The beads are 8 mm.
The healing power of wooden prayer beads is often in their scent, which is released and revived with usage. The scent of sandalwood is said help nervous tension, frigidity, and headaches. It also assists the immune system, helps to fight viruses and regenerate cells. It is good for jet lag and skin inflammations and has the ability to relax a person without making them drowsy. Sandalwood is especially effective in spiritual healing.
In Tantric Buddhism Malas have 108 beads used to count mantras. One Mala round counts as 100 and the eight extra are to be dedicated to all sentient beings the practice as a whole is dedicated at its end as well. Some practices suggest that you use a certain kind of mala for counting the chants that are part of that specific practice. Many people like to wear a mala on their wrist, which should always be on the left hand.