Palo Santo is another tool, like sage, that has been used for centuries for its cleansing and healing properties. It is a powerful medicine that has an uplifting aroma. It can be used to clear unwanted or negative energies, raise your vibration before meditation and is said to bring abundance and creativity to those who are open to its magic.
To begin the cleanse, light the tip of the Palo Santo and blow it out so the smoke is smouldering off the tip of the wood. Allow the smoke to swirl in the areas you’re wishing to cleanse, paying special attention to corners and behind doors.
If you are cleansing crystals, you can hold the stones close to the stream of the smoke, or simply hold your Palo Santo near to where they are resting.
During this process, I think it is important to think, chant, speak, hum, sing or envision negative energies being removed and cleared. When you have finished smudging, return the Palo Santo to a fireproof bowl and let it burn out naturally.
Source: From the sacred Palo Santo tree of Ecuador
Its name translates to ‘holy wood” in Spanish
Size: 10x1cm approx
This Palo Santo is harvested in a sustainable way, that allows us a traceability from its planting, picking, transformation and commercialisation.
The way Palo Santo is harvested it to protect the palo santo tree, and not to waste anything out of it. This is achieved by waiting for the tree to die on its own (usually after 30 years, and then left to lay on the ground for 2-4 years).
Holiness is lost when we disrespect palo santo. Extreme efforts are devoted to offer you eco-friendly and sustainably produced palo santo, with the wonderful characteristic woodsy citrus aroma.
There is a reforestation program in place to regenerate the palo santo trees.