What is Palo Santo?
In Spanish it means "Holy Wood" It is a mystical tree that grows in Mexico and the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal. It is part of the citrus family and has sweet notes of lemon, pine and mint.
What are the healing benefits?
Palo Santo is traditionally used for relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain, and more. It is good for calming the immune and nervous systems for faster recovery of illness.
What we love about it?
The best part of this magical tree is that it is sustainably harvested by a family that has planted over 30,000 trees back into the area over the last 10 years. The essential oil can only be extracted from dead trees and fallen branches using "Vapor Distillation" without the use of dangerous chemicals or solvents. This in turn guarantees a high quality product cared for with love and respect.
How to Burn?
Use a candle, match or lighter to ignite your stick of Palo Santo. Hold it at an angle with the tip pointing down toward the flame. Allow it to burn for about 30 seconds to 1 minute and then blow it out. Move about your workspace, home, car, bathroom or anywhere you would like to clear the energy. The rich smell will also bring peace and clarity to the moment along with good feelings. When you are finished, place the stick in a fire proof bowl of metal, glass or Abalone Shell. The glow will end on its own unless you blow on the ember which will keep the smoke going. Always use caution and respect when working with fire.