Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America. Related to Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal, it is part of the citrus family carrying notes of pine, mint and lemon.
Palo Santo is wild crafted, sustained, and harvested by a family that has planted over 30,000 trees in the area over the last 10 years. We use the wood of the tree much like sage (to cleans the energy – see below) and from the dead trees or fallen branches, a unique essential oil is made.
Like sage and cedar, palo santo is strong medicine. The smoke cleans, or grounds, the air. This pleasant fresh smelling smoke works well to keep flying insects away – mosquitoes especially, while it raises your vibration and allows for a deeper connection to Source. Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune to those who are open.
Healing: Palo Santo is used to relieve the common cold, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflamtion and emotional pain.
To light your stick: Use a candle, match or lighter . Hold the stick at a 45 degree angle pointing the tip into the flame. Allow the stick to burn for 30 to 60 seconds, then blow the flame out. Move the smoke with a feather or your hand. When finished, place the stick in a fire safe bowl and allow the glow to end on its own.