"I have tried to redefine malas with a refreshing emphasis on meditation, breathing, and intentions, all while upholding the belief that women are brilliant; and, that when we are united in breath, we shine."

- Dina, Be The Light Malas Creator

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Are Malas?

    Mala means “garland” in Sanskrit. These strings of prayer beads help to focus one’s awareness and concentration during meditation, yoga practice, crystal and chakra healing, or as a part of your style. The traditional mala has 108 beads with a larger “guru bead” to evoke your connection to your teacher. The number 108 represents the wholeness of the universe. Gemstones carry different healing properties and qualities. By wearing a healing crystal Mala with specific gemstones, you’ll capture the power of the crystal to activate the inner healing and manifestation process. 

  • Are Your Malas Made with Real Gemstones?

    All of our malas are carefully hand knotted with love, care, and positive intentions using only genuine semi-precious gemstones, Swarovski crystals, 14 KT gold, sterling silver, mixed metals, and silk thread. We take pride in using high quality and ethically sourced materials in order to create a luxurious and elegant jewelry line. We never use glass, plastic, or ceramic beads.

  • How do I Choose and Activate my Mala?

    There is no right or wrong way to choose your mala - the mala will choose you. You are attracted to your mala for a reason; it might be a healing aspect or a purpose… Once you choose your mala, set your intention and activate it by burning the sage enclosed over it. Light the sage and let the smoke billow from the stick over your mala, then set your intention. Your mala is now ready to serve its purpose.

  • How do I Use My Mala?

    During meditation, hold your mala in one hand. Start with the guru bead by holding it between your thumb and middle finger, then start moving your fingers along each bead and repeat your mantra. The index finger represents the ego, so try not to use it as you meditate. During a yoga class, you may also set your mala at the top of your mat to remind you of your intention throughout your practice.

  • What Does the Purchase of a Be The Light Mala Come With?

    With every purchase of a Be The Light Mala, you will receive a: branded dust bag, mini sage cone for activating your mala, and a postcard which explains how to choose, activate, and use your mala.

  • How Should I Care for My Mala?

    The best way to take care of your mala is to avoid swimming or showering with it. Avoid wearing it during physical activity or in any situation where the gemstones could become scratched or broken. The fact that they are hand knotted on silk thread makes them quite durable, however, your mala should always be handled with gentle care. While travelling or for storing your mala, you may place it in our branded dust bag. To cleanse your mala, we recommend placing it at least once a month under the sun or full moon for 4 hours or more.

  • Do You Have a Return/Exchange/Repair Policy?

    We do not accept returns, exchanges, or refunds unless the item you purchased is defective. If you receive a defective item, you must please contact us at dina@bethelightmalas.com within the first 15 days of receiving it with details of the product and the defect, including an image of the defective item, and we will provide you with the address to send your mala for inspection and repair. Upon receipt of the returned product, we will fully examine it and notify you via e-mail, within a reasonable period of time, whether you are entitled to a refund or a replacement as a result of the defect. If you are entitled to a replacement or refund, we will replace the product or refund the purchase price, using the original method of payment.

  • What Should I do if I Ever Lose My Mala or if it Breaks?

    In ancient tradition, on the rare occasion that a mala goes missing or breaks, it’s said to symbolize that you’ve outgrown the intention associated with that piece. Therefore, you can bury it and return the stones to Mother Earth. It’s also a great opportunity to set new intentions.

  • Do You Donate to Any Good Cause or Charity?

    We’re proud to offer our clients the chance to manifest good karma with us. Paying it forward is an essential part of our values. Please know that 5% of each purchase of a Be The Light Mala goes towards the American Lung Association.

  • Can You Make Me a Custom Creation?

    Custom mala orders are welcomed! Please contact us by filling out the form on our Custom Malas page.

  • Do You Do Wholesale Orders?

    Yes! For wholesale orders, please contact dina@bethelightmalas.com or call 954.997.9935.

  • Shipping Policy:

    Be The Light Malas jewelry is handcrafted and unique. All items are shipped from Florida. Please allow a minimum of 5 business days to receive your order. For custom orders, allow an additional 5-10 business days.

    Lost or Damaged Mail: Be The Light Malas is not responsible for lost or damaged mail.

    International Shipping: Be The Light Malas is not responsible for packages held up in customs or additional fees/duties applied by your government.

  • Shipping Rates:

    United States: We provide free standard shipping within the United States.

    International Shipping: Your order ships for a flat rate of $25.