Holy Wood from Peru
Palo Santo, or Holy Stick, (Burseara Graveolens) is a natural wood aromatic incense and has been revered by the Amazonian people for centuries. The Incas and indigenous people of the Andes used it as a spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing, as well as for medicinal purposes.
Its heady sweet smoke has a beautiful mint and citrus aroma with underlying notes of pine and frankincense, its close relative.
The traditional and only sustainable way to get the full benefit of this tree is by letting it die naturally, and allowing it a four to ten year resting period on the forest floor.
Our suppliers sustainably wild harvest Palo Santo from Peru from naturally fallen trees and branches that lie for 4-10 years before they are collected and are certified for it.
Palo Santo can also be used to clean and recharge crystals, to invite creativity or joy into your life, to evoke protection, or to bring blessings. It is a wonderful tool add to your meditation or yoga practice.
The myth behind Palo Santo is that healers and shamans of South America believe that a strong spirit resides within the wood and has to be treated with respect, the spirit continues to live in the trunk and braches of the tree long after it has fallen, and when treated properly assists in restoring our physical and energetic wellbeing.
How to use Palo Santo:
Light one stick for roughly 15 seconds and carefully blow out the flame, then let the flame smolder to release the scent. Use a heat resistant shell or bowl to catch the ash and rest your stick.
Do not leave unattended while burning.
Palo Santo can also be used for its raw aroma and does not need to be lit.
It comes in bundles of two chunky sticks approximately 10cm long and 2,5 cm in diameter.