Known as Holy Wood. Use on top of charcoal for spiritual cleansing.
Can mix with white sage or other ingredients.
Palo Santo or “Holy Wood” is a wild tree that grows in dry forests of Ecuador and other countries in the tropical region of America. Its wood, leaves, and oil have been used for centuries by indigenous shamans in South America for healing the body and the soul of sick people. Palo Santo has a very fragrant and sweet scent whether it is burning as incense or simply sitting.
As incense it can cleanse and purify the ambience and set you in the mood for meditation, while releasing it's aromatic essential oils, making you feel calm and relaxed. Palo Santo has a very strong smell that lasts a long time making it great for aromatherapy or keeping bugs out. You can also just place the sticks in your dresser for making your clothes smell good. Palo Santo works great for covering bad smells. HOW TO USE: With a candle or a lighter flare up a stick of Palo Santo, holding it at an angle of about 45 degrees, pointing the tip down toward the flame. Allow it to burn for about 30 seconds to 1 minute and then blow out. Move it anywhere you would like to clear the air or place it in a glass or clay bowl where it will keep smoking. You can also place it over some embers to ensure it keeps smoking.
Ethical sourcing information of Palo Santo by our Supplier:
Palo Santo or "Holy Wood" is a sacred tree that grows on the coast of South America. Traditionally this earthy scented wood was used by shamans, healers and elders in ritual prayer, purification ceremonies and for healing purposes. The ancients believed the tree had both magical and healing properties that would only be cultivated if the tree was allowed to live a full life and given a respectful death. They would only use wood from naturally fallen Palo trees that had been lying peacefully for an extended period after which they were then dried, aged and eventually burned during rituals. The resulting sacred smoke bath was believed to have metaphysical properties that both purified negative energies and attracted positive ones. It is also well known for its healing properties:
Relieves headaches and helps with the common cold. Reduces stress and anxiety. Reduces inflammation and effects of allergies.
Today, the harvesting of palo santo wood is strictly regulated with the same guiding principles. Our manufacturers ensure this holy wood is treated with respect and per required practice only uses naturally fallen trees that have been lying peacefully for between 4-10 years. In fact, every fallen tree that is taken is replaced with a seedling working towards continuously restoring the palo santo population.
Available in Oil, Powder, Chips, Raw Sticks, Incense sticks, Incense cones and Pyramids, Heavy Duty Cleansing Blend and Palo Santo Meditation Bundle.
**Please note that all information on this website is of a general metaphysical nature, collected from various sources. It is offered as a service and is not meant to be a substitute for professional advice or specific instruction on any product.**