Five Reasons to Use Palo Santo Wood

According to Wikipedia, “Bursera graveolens, known in Spanish as palo santo (“holy stick”), is a wild tree native from the Yucatán Peninsula to Peru and Venezuela.” The wood from these trees can provide you with a wide variety of health and wellness benefits. The following are five reasons to use Palo Santo wood.

1- Meditating Palo Santo-Style

If your goal is to purify the energy in a room and/or promote healing, burning the wood is a great way to start your meditation session. When preparing your area for meditation, many people find it helpful to burn the wood before your actual session. In this way, you’ll benefit from the pleasant aroma without compromising your breathing. Doing so beforehand will also ensure that you won’t be distracted by the sounds of the burning wood being consumed. The scent from the wood can help you concentrate, and provide you with the clarity that is required for meditation.

2- Relieving Stress

Palo Santo wood is available in the form of essential oil that can be applied to your skin. Using it as an essential oil can help you relieve stress, anxiety, and sadness, as well as improving your mood. Much like sage, burning the wood is an excellent way to improve the energy in a room and create a peaceful environment.

3- Medicine

The medicinal properties of Palo Santo wood is useful for treating several different ailments. Applying the oil on an affected area can help treat acne, wounds, sun damage and sprains. The oil has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic properties that are beneficial for your skin.

4- Palo Santo for Repelling Insects

Palo Santo wood is a simple and effective way of repelling insects. You can burn the wood to cause nearby insects to fly away. You can also mix the oil with water to thin it out and apply it to your skin to keep insects away without using chemicals.

5- Boosting The Immune System

You can even use the wood to make a tea that is great for boosting your immune system and aiding in the digestion process. This is a delicious tea that is useful for people that are sick, people with compromised immune systems or for people that are looking to be extra cautious during flu season.

Contact Custom Candle Co.

We carry Palo Santo wood in a variety of forms such as:

All of our products are eco-friendly, non-toxic and long-lasting. Give us a call at (914)-218-8357 or visit our website at to get in touch with us and learn more about our products.

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