Hello, Palo Santo!

So I just discovered a new tool to add to my cleansing rituals/ceremonies.

I usually use sage to cleanse my home and aura but I was looking for something new, something that didn’t create such a thick smoke.

I came across Palo Santo incense sticks. Many of us probably already know what these are or at least have heard about them.

I gathered some information on the benefits and history of it’s power to share with those of you who haven’t.

palo santo stick

What is Palo Santo?

Palo Santo is a sacred wood that comes from the magical Palo Santo tree, native to the coast of South America. Its name literally means holy wood and is treated as such in different shaman rituals.  The stick is said to have healing, medicinal and therapeutic powers that have been proven over many generations.

This powerful stick is used mostly by the Incas, indigenous people of Andes and many other healers around the universe.

Properties of Palo Santo? 

Palo Santo is used to bring about grounding energy, creativity, protection, clearing out negative energy and bringing both love and good fortune to the practitioner. You can burn this incense during your meditation because it helps to raise your vibration and also provides clarity. It helps to align you closer to the  Earth and your divine source of creation.

Healing can also occur physically from the Palo Santo, it helps to cure symptoms from colds, headaches, anxiety, depression, emotional pain, inflammation and much more. The smoke is smooth, light and very refreshing so it doesn’t create a thick smoke like Sage or Ceder. It’s a nice background incense when your doing your yoga or meditation.

You can also boil the sticks at a low temp to create a tea that will help calm down your immune and nervous system.

One of the most amazing aspects of the magical Palo Santo Wood is that it is wild harvested by a family that has planted over 30,000 trees in Ecuador over the last 10 years. The Palo Santo Wood comes from naturally fallen trees and branches that lie dead for 4-10 years before they are harvested. This ensures a very high-quality product that is constantly surrounded by love and respect. (energymuse.com)

There are numerous benefits to Palo Santo! You won’t be disappointed with this sacred stick and you can find it in most of your local healer shops but if not it can be ordered online but as always be careful of buying sacred online!

Enjoy and come back and tell me the amazing benefits you have had with the sacred sticks.


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