Traditional Palo Santo sticks can be relit many times unlike conventional incense which burns completely after lighting. Used for hundreds of years by Shamans and Healers, Palo Santo is used for healing, personal protection and creativity. Palo Santo comes from a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. In Spanish, the name literally means “Holy Wood”. Now we have Palo Santo chips which can be burned on charcoal like a resin.
Palo Santo is burned in ceremonies by Shamans and Medicine people for its energetically cleansing and healing properties similar to Sage. It has been popularized and cherished by many because of its heavenly presence in Ayahuasca circles. It creates a pleasant, fresh smelling smoke with hints of mint and citrus that work well in keeping away mosquitoes and other flying insects. It provides an uplifting scent that raises your vibration in preparation for meditation and allows for a deeper connection to Source. It is also said that Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune to those who are open to its Magic.
Palo Santo is traditionally used for relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and more… The oil can also be used during massage work to seal intentions while calling in Spirit Allies for support and protection.