What Is Palo Santo?

Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal.  In Spanish, the name literally means “Holy Wood”.  It is part of the citrus family and has sweet notes of pine, mint and lemon.

 

Ceremonial Benefits-

Palo Santo is enjoyed by many for its energetically cleansing and healing properties similar to Sage or Cedar. It creates a pleasant, fresh smoke that works well in keeping away mosquitoes and other flying insects which is one of the prime uses for the people who live in Ecuador and Peru.  It provides an uplifting scent that raises your vibration in preparation for meditation and allows for a deeper connection to the Source of all creation.  It is also said that Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune to its user.

 

Stone Cleansing-

Palo Santo is perfect for smudging or “cleansing” crystals and gemstones. Burn Palo Santo and fan with your hand or a feather to smolder and give off smoke. Then slowly pass the crystal through the smoke three or seven times, or brush the smoke over the crystal the same number of times. Do this for each crystal you wish to smudge to clear them of unwanted energies.

 

Healing Benefits-

Palo Santo is traditionally used for relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and more.  It is great for

Aromatherapy and can also be used during massage work to assist in healing.

 

Burning Instructions- 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.  The rich smell will also bring peace and clarity to the moment along with good feelings.  When finished, place the stick in a fire proof bowl of metal, glass or clay.  The glow will end on its own unless you blow on the ember which will keep the smoke going.  Always use caution and respect when working with fire.

 

Sustainability- The best part of this magical tree is that it is wild crafted and sustainably harvested by a family that has planted over 30,000 trees back into the area over the last 10 years.

100% Sustainable and Natural

For smudging we sell California white sage, Palo Santo wood, sweetgrass & lavender.

How to smudge (cleanse) gemstones:

 

Smudging is the term for brushing or smudging away unwanted, negative energy using scared or scented smoke.  Crystal and gemstone jewelry can be smudged in the same way to clear their energies as well.

 

To smudge a crystal, prepare by bringing your smudging materials to a safe place to use a flame.

 

Smudging materials can be many things.  Usually herbs, precious woods and resins such as: white sage, sweetgrass, cedar, sandalwood, frankincense and juniper as well as Palo Santo wood and crushed Baltic amber.  These can be used together or alone.

 

Directions: Carefully light your smudging materials and fan them gently with your hand or a feather to smolder and give off smoke.  Say a small prayer or ask the Divine to help clear the energy of the crystals to be smudged for the highest good of all concerned.  Then slowly pass the crystal through the smoke three or seven times, or brush the smoke over the crystal the same number of times.  Do this for each crystal you wish to smudge to clear them of unwanted energies.  When you are finished take a moment to thank the crystals and the Devine.

 

You can also use the smoke in your home, work space, car or any other place you want to rid of unwanted or negative energies.

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