Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) has a long history of use by the native people of South America as an essential tool in sacred shamanic rituals for its energetic cleansing and medicinal healing properties.
The mystical tree is part of the citrus family and has sweet notes of pine, mint and lemon. The calming and relaxing aroma of Palo Santo is even more present from the smoke of the smoldering wood. Today it is continued to be enjoyed for its cleansing and healing properties, much like sage, to release negative energies and negative thoughts and feelings. The smoke provides an uplifting sent that calms the mind and raises your vibration in preparation for meditation and provides a deeper spiritual connection.
Palo Santo is associated with several medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Reportedly, it can do the following.
Traditionally, Palo Santo is widely used to repel mosquitos. It’s also said to deter ants, termites, and flies.
Another supposed benefit is pain relief. People use Palo Santo to treat different types of pain, including:
Improve stress response
Many people find the aroma of Palo Santo relaxing, so it’s commonly used to ease stress. It’s thought to have a purifying, cleansing effect on the body and mind.
To burn Palo Santo wood sticks:
Light a Palo Santo stick with a candle, lighter, or match.
Hold the stick downward at a 45-degree angle.
Let the stick burn for 30 seconds.
Blow out the flame. Place the stick in a heatproof dish to let it burn.
Never leave it burning unattended.
Source: From the sacred Palo Santo tree of South America
Its name translates to ‘holy wood” in Spanish
Size: 1x2.5cm approx