The Bursera Graveolens tree from which Palo Santo is derived is primarily native to South America. Palo Santo – which translates as Holy Wood in Spanish, comes in a variety of forms such as wood sticks, wood chips/shavings, essential oil, resin, and incense sticks. It has a beautiful, sweet and rich woody aroma when burned and brings about both physical and spiritual healing.
Palo Santo has many medicinal uses and has been known to be of benefit to the common cold, flu, asthma, allergies, headaches, and migraines. It aids to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. Its’ oil is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. It can also be used as an insect repellent. There is also a traditional belief that Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune.
Like Sage, Palo Santo can be used in a smudging ceremony to cleanse the space and dispel dense energy, therefore raising the vibration of the environment. It can also be used to assist your physical and spiritual evolution, cleanse yourself, utilised in energy healing or simply use it as incense.
We only stock Palo Santo which has been sourced from sustainable plantation harvest, and as a result, not endangering the wild grown native trees.