Palo santo is a type of tree (Bursera graveolens) growing wild near the equator and down into South America. This tree species is known for its healing properties and has a deep spiritual history. History immersed in ritual.
Burned as a cleansing incense and used as a smudging tool to release space from negative forces, palo santo wood invites practice with intention. The scent beckons a hundred stories; naturally occurring organic compounds limonene and terpineol produce a focal aura of citrus and cedar.
How To Use Palo Santo Wood
Choose a stick of palo santo wood from your bundle and hold one end of the stick over a flame until it begins to burn. Stay a few moments with the flame as it grows. Rattle the stick gently in a back-and-forth motion and let the cleansing smoke rise through the air. If the smoke shrinks, blow a little until the ember regains its deepest glow.
You can use palo santo wood to cleanse your space with a lit stick in your hands, moving the smoke around until its restful scent fills the room.