11 CM L approx
Spanish for “holy wood”, Palo Santo is a sacred tree which grows in select parts of South America. It has been used for centuries by shamans in ritual prayer, ceremonies and healing. Tracing back to the Incan Empire, it had a prevalent place in native ritualistic medicine, preferred by shamans and healers for its metaphysical properties of purification and clearing negative energies.
Said to be rich in brain-oxygenating terpenes such as limonene and a-terpineol, Palo Santo has an uplifting and positive effect. It's believed to cleanse a person’s energy field, thereby enhancing their ability to deflect and repel negative energies as well as raising your positive vibrations in preparation for meditation.
It's also been known for it’s grounding and focusing effect which can enhance creativity, and productivity and increase good fortune.
Palo Santo has also proven to be an effective natural alternative to insect repellant. Also it smells incredible and can be used instead of scented candles or essential oils.
HOW TO USE IT
Use a candle, match or lighter to ignite your stick. Then hold it at a 45-degree angle pointing the tip down towards the flame. Allow the stick to burn for 30 seconds to a minute and then blow it out. From there you can either place the stick in an incense burner and leave to smoulder, or you can use it for smudging. If left to rest the stick will smoulder and release smoke for approx 5 mins. If used for smudging, or you are waiving it around a space, it will smoulder for longer.
Pair with our crystals, and paua shells to complete the process. Read more about Smudging Rituals on Product Care page.