Palo Santo (Holy Wood)
Botanical Name: Bursera graveolens
This natural aromatic wood has been used for centuries by the indigenous people as well as the Incas for spiritual cleansing and purifying. Palo Santo is unlike other smudging materials in that it offers a fragrant aroma in its raw form. However, the stick when burned will give off a fresh, fragrant scent. Palo Santo is often used by shamans in sacred ceremonies; the rising smoke of the lit stick gives off a purifying, grounding effect and is believed to enter the energy field of participants to clear misfortune, negative thoughts and to chase away evil spirits. It also helps to promote feelings of tranquility and peace. Our Palo Santo is from Peru and is sustainably wild harvested from naturally fallen trees and branches.