Palo Santo translated means "Holy Wood," a native tree found on the coast of South America. Burning Palo Santo has properties capable of resetting energy tainted by negativity or conflict. It also is thought to neutralize issues before they ever start and even has the power to attract sacredness and benevolence to a space.
Its botanical lineage lies within the citrus family and is related to frankincense, myrrh, and copal. Its clearing and energetic cleansing properties invoke strong medicine for grounding and clarity.
This holy tree is often used by Indigenous Amazonian and Andean healers in sacred plant spirit ceremonies. The rising smoke of the lit sticks enters the energy field to clear misfortune, negative thoughts and to chase away evil spirits. Its use dates back to the Pre-Colombian Andean and Amazonian civilizations.
HISTORY: 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.
CULTIVATION: Palo Santo is a heavily endangered and revered wood so we made it our mission to work directly with a company that ensures our Palo Santo sticks are cultivated from approved farms by SERFOR protective services of flora and fauna in Ecuador and Perú. These sticks are harvested from fallen wood to ensure quality and respect for the laws to prevent profiteering from illegal harvests