Means ‘holy wood’, and it’s the Spanish name for Bursera graveolens. This tree grows in the South American Gran Chaco region (northern Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and the Brazilian Mato Grosso). Palo santo is used by medicine men and shamans in, for example, ayahuasca ceremonies, rituals, healing and purification sessions. It has a surprisingly strong and sweet smell when it burns. That is why Palo Santo is often used as incense.
The wood is burned and the smoke is spread to cleanse and purify the environment from evil spirits, negative energies and other evil forces. Palo Santo has a very pleasant and soothing scent that cannot be compared to any other scent. Burning a little bit of wood gives a peaceful, warm atmosphere and gives you a nice and relaxed mood.
Our Palo Santo smells delicious, sweet and soothing. It is also a sign of balance and safety.
When you light the Palo Santo, try to think of something positive and wait for it to burn.
Then gently blow out the flame and let the wood smoke.
If you want to clean your house, start at the top of the house.
Go around every corner and through every room with the smoke until you get to the bottom. If you have also had all the rooms downstairs, end up at an open back or front door so that the negative energy can leave your house.
To cleanse your gems or yourself, you can go through the smoke with the gems, or slowly move the Palo Santo along your body or the stones.
You can gently flutter the smoke with your hands and send it to the desired place.
Palo Santo is used as incense and is not intended for consumption