Palo Santo Wood

March 10, 2022 By Admin Admin Off

The Palo Santo tree (Bursera graveolens) is native to South America , primarily Peru and Ecuador.

Considered a sacred wood,  it is one of the most fragrant woods in the world, and it’s smoke is believed to have both therapeutic and medicinal healing properties.

Traditionally, it has been burned by practitioners and healers for spiritual purifying, energy cleansing and healing. The essential oil extracted from Palo Santo is effective for use in aromatherapy and can also be used during massage to assist in healing. This oil is also used in the manufacture of various forms of incense, although Palo Santo is most commonly used by burning short sticks of the raw wood.

HOW TO USE PALO SANTO

  • Let it burn for +/- 30 seconds, extinguish the flame by shaking it, and allow it to continue burning
  • Set an intention for what you want to clear from your space
  • Start at the door and walk clockwise through your space with your Palo Santo. Allow the smoke and rich aroma to fill the room

When you have finished, place your stick in a fireproof container. The glowing end will eventually go out.

Unlike incense sticks which burn out completely, Palo Santo maybe relit.

 

STORING YOUR PALO SANTO

We advise that you keep the sticks in an airtight glass container or plastic bag so they do not lose their aroma

SUSTAINABILITY

There has been a massive global demand for Palo Santo based products, and with this trend, more and more trees are needed to meet the demand, and once abundant Palo Santo trees are rapidly diminishing.  Many now harvest from dead and living trees alike, but wood from live trees does not acquire the distinctive aroma of Palo Santo.  Over-farming of these trees has led to severe deforestation of Palo Santo.

Our Palo Santo is ethically sourced – harvested from naturally fallen, aged trees from our suppliers who support sustainability efforts to plant new trees each year.

Click here to see our Palo Santo.