Palo Santo Woods
Palo Santo is an enchanting tree that grows around some coastal areas of South America. It is related to Copal, Myrrh, and Frankincense. Palo Santo literally means “Holy Wood”. Shamans and healers traditionally burn it for its energetic purification and healing attributes much like sage. When burned, it produces an enriching aroma which increases your personal vibration when preparing for meditative therapy and gives you a more profound connection to your being.
How to Use Palo Santo Woods?
Use a lighter to ignite your Palo Santo stick, allowing it to burn for about a minute. Waft around your home or workplace, or anywhere else you desire clean energy. The rich smell will also bring peace, clarity and positive energy to the area. Once finished, deposit the stick in a bowl of metal, glass or clay, where it will eventually burn out. Please remember to exercise caution when working with fire.
Palo Santo Wood and Palo Santo Oil
Palo Santo is available in its natural form as a solid wood or as an essential oil. All Palo Santo wood can only be harvested after it has naturally fallen and left to dry for some time. Resin in the wood, which gives Palo Santo it’s unique scent, eventually solidifies and the scent matures. When burned, it emits an aroma like no other. It can bring a sense of tranquility to any space.
The oil is distilled from the heartwood of the Palo Santo tree. Palo Santo is a deeply spiritual essential oil, once commonly used by the Incas to purify and cleanse the spirit from negative energies. Widely renowned for its purifying and healing powers, Palo Santo promotes protection and increased vitality. Today, the distillation process continues to promote the sustainability and reforestation of the Palo Santo Tree, by respecting the sanctity of the wood and allowing for its continued growth. Like its close botanical cousins Frankincense and Myrrh, Palo Santo oil is recognized for a myriad of powerful therapeutic properties, including the ability to uplift mood, strengthen vitality and aid in protection.
Palo Santo Benefits
Palo Santo oil is recognized for a myriad of powerful therapeutic properties, including the ability to uplift mood, strengthen vitality and aid in protection. It is beneficial for meditation, concentration and enhancing creativity and learning. Additionally, Palo Santo serves as a strong medicine popularized for its abilities in keeping energies grounded and clean. By utilizing a few drops on the body, up to three times a day, this essential oil relieves stress, sadness, bad moods, headaches, panic and anxiety. By applying diluted oil directly on the affected areas, Palo Santo oil has been used to treat psoriasis, acne, wounds and sprains. When placed within distilled water or an atomizer bottle, Palo Santo oil has been used to repel insects!