Palo Santo has been used for more than a thousand years in shamanic ceremonies, healing and prayer. The smell affects the brain and uplifts the spirit. Shamans use it due to its metaphysical qualities as it clears negativity and bad energy in homes, our surroundings and our physical bodies. It can also be used to repel insects, especially mosquitos.
The live trees are never cut down. Only the fallen tree and branches can be used. They must remain on the ground for 4-10 years to allow for the saps transformation into crystals to form within the branches giving it its golden colour and heavenly scent. Our palo santo is sustainably grown and ethically harvested according to the Peruvian government regulations.
How to use:
First set an intention, then light the end for 30 seconds (always stay at one end and let it burn through over time). After a short time once the wood catches fire, shake out the flames and walk around the house or area you wish to effect (this is called smudging), and repeat your wish or intention whilst letting the smoke and divine smell spread. You will soon feel it will become part of your daily routine.
Store unused pieces of palo santo in an airtight bag or container to retain the oils and scent for longer.
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*Each $250 bundle is approximately 142-145 grams. It can contain 2-5 sticks ranging from 2-5cm in width and 10-18cm in length.
**Unlike stick incense, palo santo can be burnt over and over again.