Our Palo Santo Sacred Wood sticks are hand selected for the quality and resin content, ensuring a wonderful and potent smell from both the wood itself and the smoke when burnt. Our suppliers work with the local and tribal people to ensure the wood is sustainably harvested from fallen limbs or trees that have died naturally and been left the time required to complete their metamorphosis.
Palo Santo grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. In Spanish, Palo Santo translates as 'Holy or Sacred Wood'. The magic is in the alchemical process that happens after the death of a limb or tree. In order for the Palo Santo to gain its healing properties it must die, but not just any death – only a natural death of a wise old limb or tree.
The Palo Santo trees live for 80 to 90 years. After this death, the tree must remain in its natural habitat for 4 to 10 years to complete its metamorphosis. Only then do its sacred, medicinal and mystical properties come alive.
Palo Santo has been burned in ceremonies by Shamans for its energetically cleansing and healing properties. It creates a pleasant, fresh smelling smoke with hints of mint and citrus that uplifts and raises your vibration in preparation for meditation and allows for a deeper spiritual connection. It is also said that Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune. Even unlit, its beautiful aroma fills the space.