Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows in Ecuador and Peru and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. In Spanish, the name literally means “Holy Wood”.
It is burned in ceremonies by Shamans for its energetically cleansing and healing properties. It creates a pleasant, fresh smelling smoke with hints of mint and citrus. Its uplifting scent raises your vibration in preparation for meditation and allows for a deeper spiritual connection. It is also said that Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune. I keep a bowl in my living room. Even unlit, its beautiful aroma fills the space.
Use a candle, match or lighter to ignite your stick of Palo Santo. Hold at about a 45 degree angle pointing the tip down toward the flame. Allow it to burn for about 30 seconds to 1 minute and then blow out. Move about your workspace, home, car, bathroom or anywhere you would like to clear the energy. It’s good to travel with.
It is also excellent for cleaning your crystals.
Our Lotus and Oshun Aromatherapy Potions have Palo Santo essential oil, click below to explore their ealing benefits: