German Souvenirs & Gifts - Erzgebirge Wood Crafts - Incense cones and accessories
If you are looking for a nice gift for a loved one or want to freshen up your home, our Crottendorfer incense cones are a perfect choice. These compact incense smokers, called Räucherkerze in German, originate from the Ore Mountains in the small village of Crottendorf. Incense cones are another handmade craft that started in the Erzgebirge region of Germany in the 18th century, which spread across the world as a popular way to bring the Christmas spirit home while warding off insects. The traditional scents were frankincense, cinnamon, and pine, but now you can find incense candles in a variety of lovely fragrances that are appealing all year round.
Erzgebirge is world-famous for handmade wooden crafts but also many other handcrafted products like incense cones and candles. These are made with flammable materials that include potato flour as a binder, resin from the frankincense tree, sandalwood, and charcoal, which are mashed together to make a dough and then shaped into a cone. Original Crottendorfer is committed to using all-natural ingredients and keeping with the traditions of the original artisans in the Ore Mountains. They test their incense cones in various smokers to ensure each one is safe for your family and your home. Find a handcrafted wooden smoker to go along with your incense cones. Your purchase also helps support the continued craftsmanship of handmade crafts in the Ore Mountains.