Smudging, or in Portuguese - Defumação, is an important activity not only in ceremonial work with space and energy and in the purification of one's own or someone else's. Various sacred herbs, or resins, are used for ritual smudge across different cultures. Smudging is used for various purposes. Sacred smoke (Fumaça) purifies from negative influences or calls spirits who can help us in our work, or serves to carry our prayers to the Creator. Each fumigant has its own spirit, its own character and is suitable for different ways of working.