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MULATEIRO, Rapé snuff, 100% made by the tribe


MULATEIRO, Rapé snuff, 100% made by the tribe


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MULATEIRO, Rapé snuff, 100% made by the tribe

This rappé is a fine and flowing powder that has a dark grey appearance. It provides a sharp, powerful initial sensation that has a tendency to immediately make the eyes water. A large amount of power and energy can be felt in the first few moments with a subtle and peaceful after effect. The mind is released of thoughts and one is brought into a peaceful space with a high level of focus. Mulateiro ashes (Calycophyllum spruceanum) are considered to have anti ageing as well as anti parasitical properties and are said to be used in rappé to release tensions of the right and left cerebral lobes, thereby providing profound balance and equilibrium of mind and body. The ash of the cask of the Mulateiro tree is a powerful ash used to firm spiritual works, and is considered good for concentration. The Mulateiro bark is used for its rejuvenating qualities and for other medicinal use apart from its use in rappé.

What is rappé snuff?

Hapé is a very sacred snuff, made by the indigenous tribes of the Amazon. Hapé, or rapé,’ is pronounced ‘haa-pay’ in English. It is used for deep connection to the spirits, animals and Mother Nature, it is very cleansing and powerfully healing for the body, mind, and soul. Hapé is made with small leaves NOT grown for commercialization or genetically hybridized with high amounts of nicotine, thus it has none of the negative properties that commercial cigarettes have. Instead, it is grown and made in deep reverence for the and for Mother Earth. is a very powerful plant, that has the power to heal, and when abused, it can kill and cause detrimental harm. In this way it is a plant that is very revered by the Native people, and is said to be a Grandfather medicine, full of ancient wisdom and the ability to carry our prayers to Creator.

This sacred medicine takes days to make and is a very labor intensive process made in a ceremonial way, out of various Amazonian healing medicinal plants, leaves, trees and seeds from native lands.

Application :

This medicine can be be self-administered using a V-shaped self-applicator pipe, known as a ‘Kuripe’ pipe which connects the mouth to the nostrils. It can also be administered by another person using a large blow pipe, called a ‘Tepi’, which connects the blower’s mouth to the other person’s nostrils.


Start with a dime sized amount to begin your practice. Pour the medicine into your palm, say a prayer and align with the spirit of the . Using either your kuripe or the Tepi, load half into the pipe for the first nostril. If self applying, inhale, insert the long nostril of the pipe into your nose, and the smaller side in your mouth. Exhale and blow strongly. This is the hardest part because it requires centering yourself and giving yourself a strong, powerful application. In time, your ability to do this will grow and you’ll be able to use this as a tool to organize and center yourself whenever necessary. After you are applied, sit for 5-10 minutes in meditation. Dosages can be increased after prolonged use once one becomes more accustom to working with this medicine and has built a relationship with the plant and this specific hapé.

Benefits of Hapé

*Opens up the 3rd eye and decalcifies the pineal gland which naturally hardens and calcifies with age.

*Purifies and cleanses the sinuses and respiratory track. Can help heal sinus issues and reduce mucus.

*Supports the digestive system, moves the bowels

*Offers energetic protection that comes from connecting with the plant, an ally for strength, clarity, and focus.

*Connects you to the Earth, is grounding, centering.

*Clears negativity and stills the mind

Each type of hapé has different qualities due to the different prayers they are infused with.


Please keep them in the airtight containers, keep away from wet, damp and humid conditions, and store away from direct sunlight.


Our products are not certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. Our products are not sold and intended for human consumption. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically.


10 grms, 20 grms, 40 grms, 60 grms, 100 grms


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