Blessed Palo Santo || Natural Sacred Incense from Peru || Blessing and Purifying || Holy Wood Smudge
Palo Santo, literally meaning “holy wood” in Spanish, is a tree that is widely distributed throughout Central and South America. Palo Santo is used in South America in much the same way as White Ceremonial Sage is used in North America- to combat negative energy and to cleanse the space. The smoke is believed to clear negative energy in your body or space, and help to alleviate stress and calm the nervous system.
Palo Santo sticks are used for cleansing and healing properties similar to Sage and Cedar. It helps with assisting you to get rid of evil spirits and misfortune. It creates an uplifting scent that raises your vibration in preparation for meditation and allows for a deeper connection with the universe.
Palo Santo is different than many of the other smudging materials as it is fragrant in its raw form and does not necessarily need to be lit, though it usually is when being used for ceremonial purposes.
Palo Santo is often used by Amazonian shamans in sacred plant spirit ceremonies; the rising smoke of the lit sticks is believed to enter the energy field of ritual participants to clear misfortune, negative thoughts and to chase away evil spirits.
Its use reportedly dates back to the Inca era.
Traditionally, only the fallen branches and twigs of the tree are harvested, and this practice is regulated by the government of Peru to ensure that the trees do not become over-harvested. It is believed that a tree or fallen branches must lie dead for 4-10 years before the medicinal and mystical properties of the wood begin to come alive. It is also believed that the branches of the Palo Santo that are felled by lightning have the highest concentration of medicinal and mystical properties.
Each piece is hand cut and completely unique in shape, size and color, so please understand that they may not be an exact replication of the image in this listing.
This listing is for One stick of Palo Santo holy wood
How to Use:
Use a candle, match or lighter to ignite your stick of Palo Santo. Hold at about a 45 degree angle pointing the tip down toward the flame. Allow it to burn for about 30 seconds to 1 minute and then blow out. Move about 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 finished, place the stick in a fire proof bowl of metal, glass or clay. The glow will end on its own unless you blow on the ember which will keep the smoke going. Always use caution when working with fire.