Origin: Pucon, Chile
Founder: Maximo T.
Overview: Umo sources materials under principles of responsible forest management and local development. Their incenses are handmade with the sawdust of “el canelo” mixed with cedar, rosemary and lavender. They contain no harmful chemicals. The canelo tree is a sacred ceremonial tree used by the El Mapuche people pf Chile. Leaves are burned in ceremonies and rituals symbolizing cleanliness and purification. I was fortunate to meet the founders whilst visiting this part of the world and fell in love with this brand and its story. If you are serious about studying plant medicine you will also find the story of the El Mapuche of interest.