No harm to the Palo Santo wood tree. This sustainable product brings social and economic wealth to the artisans and their families
Smudge in an Abalone shellor in an incense burner
Originating from South America, Palo Santo is a Spanish expression which means 'Sacred' or 'Holy Wood'. Used in aromatherapy, Palo Santo has a high concentration of Limonene known to be a strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic agent. Used like White Sage and Sweetgrass to drive away negative vibrations and attract good fortune and prosperity to your home. Natives from South America and Mexico rely on this sacred wood for medicinal, healing and cleansing purposes. During certain rituals and ceremonies, it is used by Shamans to purify and protect a place or person.
To purify and remove negative energies: First, you need to light the tip of the stick until there is a flame and black smoke comes out. Then you must put out the flame by gently shaking the stick. White smoke will begin to emerge and you can begin smudging what ever space you wish to cleanse. This must be done when there is no one in the room. To keep the Stick lit, you must ensure that it is well ventilated; you can do this by constantly waving the stick with your hand or gently blowing on it. Afterwards, you may extinguish the stick in salt or sand.