Palo Santo Fat Sticks
Palo Santo ‘Holy Wood’
Scientific Name: Bursera Graveolens (not the endangered Bulnesia sarmientoi)
For generations, medicine people, shamans, Incas, and other tribal people in the Andes and South America have used the process of burning this sacred wood for healing clearing and ceremonial purposes.
It has a beautiful sweet and woody aroma when burnt. The wood is believed to bring many benefits including healing and spiritual properties.
The wood can be burnt as an incense and is also commonly used as a smudge stick.
This Palo Santo Wood is sustainably and ethically sourced. Only wood that has been found to have died naturally in the forest, and which as been there between 4 and 10 years is used. Product of Peru and Ecuador.
Palo Santo has been traditionally used in healing and clearing negative thoughts and feelings that can be associated with health problems.
Often used for common cold & flu, asthma, allergies, migraines and headaches. Also possibly used for coughs, bronchitis and other respiratory ailments.
One of the best uses is certainly to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. It also has some potential as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent. It was also found to be a very effect insect repellent.
Palo Santo is highly regarded for ceremonial and spiritual uses.
It is energetically cleansing & healing, some say with properties similar to sage.
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 secs 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.