Tribal Soul Smudge Sticks: Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice native to the Caribbean, South America and Southeast Asia.  People have been using it since 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt as a perfume during the embalming process, while Romans used it in funeral pyres to mask the stench of burning flesh.  Harvested from the inner bark of a tropical evergreen plant, Cinnamon has also been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat respiratory and digestive problems for centuries. Today Cinnamon is one of the most common ingredients in our kitchen for its soothing, woody, spicy yet sweet nature.  Cinnamon’s scent also invigorates and warms the senses, producing a feeling of joy.