Scents, Smudges, Fragrances

In traditional Indigenous societies, healers use leaves or bark from various plants in smoking ceremonies.  The Egyptians, Greeks, and numerous other cultures used frankincense and myrrh as a part of their religious ceremonies. The Catholic Church burns frankincense to purify and sanctify, and the smoke symbolises prayers rising to heaven. Today frankincense grows almost exclusively in Oman. The smoke is a powerful air purifier and insect deterrent and serves as a prophylactic to prevent the bites of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, common in the coastal regions. The granules of frankincense, the smoke, and frankincense dissolved in water, are all used to treat a variety of ailments such as indigestion, bronchitis, hypertension, depression, insomnia and post-childbirth recovery.

We offer many smudges, scents, and aromatics. We make every effort to buy responsibly produced products directly from indigenous people and private lands, whenever possible.