What is Palo Santo?
Palo Santo is wood that comes from a tree called Bursera Graveolens (which translates to "a bag full of oil") which grows in South America. Palo Santo translates to Holy Wood! Its often used to be burned as a energy cleanser. It's similar to smudging with Sage, they both neutralize or repel negative energy. It's also known to be used as a holistic and medicinal practice to help fight common colds, headaches, soothe stomach aches and skin diseases since the wood holds antifungal and antibacterial properties.
How can I Smudge with Palo Santo?
When smudging with Palo Santo, you burn the stick until its fuming. Once a significant amount of smoke is being released, you smudge the area, room, item or yourself with the intention that all negative energies are being cleansed and repelled. You should also have intentions that correlate with the benefits of Palo Santo which are; feelings of peace, calm, compassion, good vibes etc. When smudging a room, always remember to smudge all corners, windows and entryways.
Palo Santo Essential oil & Uses!
Palo Santo can be distilled into essential oil, its sold as a perfume or can be diffused and it's aroma is used as insect repellent or fragrance. Like many other essential oils, Palo Santo's essential oil can be also used to treat feelings of anxiety, headaches and distress, boost concentration, positivity and creativity. It's often applied to the skin, specifically your temples or wrist where you can easily inhale it. It's also suggested that you try the oil on a patch of skin before applying in to your temples to make sure you're not allergic.
Where can I get Palo Santo?
We sell Palo Santo sticks for smudging in our Spiritual Collection! Click on the picture above to be directed to our Palo Santo Product Page!