approx 5-6 sticks per bag
Palo santo is a type of wood that comes from the tree of the same name. It is indigenous to South America, and its name means “holy wood” thanks to the many healing and spiritual properties it carries.
Its similar to sage whereas the smoke of palo santo is so powerfully cleansing that almost every shamanic ritual in South America incorporates burning it. It has a piney, mint and citrus like smell that’s really quite lovely & unique – it’s actually hard to believe that you’re burning wood when you smell it. (hubby prefers this over sage)
The spiritual properties come during the death of the tree. Each tree lives for up to 90 years and then lies dead for at least four years before any wood is harvested for rituals. It’s during this time, when the living tree transforms, that it gains its sacred properties. (cool stuff!!!)
Here are a few benefits to burning Palo Santos
~ Energetic protection and the removal of negativity.
When used for smudging or burning, palo santo can eliminate negative energy, creating a calmer, more tranquil space. Set an intention about what you want to clear out of your space, then move from corner to corner, removing any bad energy, uplifting your spirit, and filling your home with good fortune.
~ Inspiring creativity and bringing love and good fortune.
Burn palo santo sticks for smudging will welcome creativity, love, and good fortune into your space. The wood can help brighten energy and promote feelings of positivity and joy. The scent is also shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance clarity and concentration.
~ Bringing a deeper connection to the divine source.
This amazing scent is the perfect partner for meditating. Palo Santos is believed to raise your vibration, and discover peace and groundedness as you sink into a deeper connection to the Earth and your inner consciousness.
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