(sold per piece)
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.
I use Palo Santo during sivasana, after I have first cleansed the area with organic white sage I then light a stick of Palo Santo let it burn for a few seconds and then blow out the flame and return positive energy to the area with a smoke bath of the Palo Santo. One stick will last quiet a while.
Sold by the stick, each stick is approx 10cm long and 2cm wide. However they do vary in size.
No returns on consumables like Smudge sticks, incense and Palo Santo