Smudge sticks have a rich and diverse history, dating back millennia in cultures around the world. Their use dates back to ancestral practices, from spiritual rituals to medicinal traditions and religious ceremonies.
In many ancient civilizations, fumigation was seen as a means of communicating with the gods, purifying the spirit and the environment, or offering prayers. The earliest historical evidence of the use of fumigation dates back to ancient Egypt, where aromatic herbs and resins were burned to honor the gods and for their purifying properties.
Fumigation traditions also spread to Greek and Roman cultures, where incense was often used in religious ceremonies. In Asia, notably India and China, the use of incense and fumigation sticks has deep roots in the practice of Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism, serving to uplift the spirit and encourage meditation.
North America’s aboriginal peoples also have an ancient tradition of fumigation, using sacred plants such as sage, cedar and tobacco in ritual ceremonies to purify people and places, as well as to honor ancestors.
Today, smudge sticks continue to be used in a variety of contexts. Whether for meditation, spirituality, relaxation, space purification or simply to scent the air, their use persists in both traditional practices and more contemporary contexts.
Made in Provence from aromatic plants such as lavender and sage, our smudge sticks release a fragrant smoke that fills the air with its soothing, purifying properties. Decorated with locally grown flowers, they also make lovely scented objects.
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