(Bursera Graveolens) Palo Santo or Holy Wood is a natural wood aromatic incense used for centuries by the Incas and indigenous people of the Andes for medicinal purposes, as well as to get rid of evil spirits and misfortune.
The shamans in Ecuador and all over South America use the smoke of this wood for purifying and cleansing the energy of a person or a place, specially in ceremonies in the jungle.
It has a fine sweet and citrus aroma with underlying notes of frankincense and provides an uplifting scent that raises your vibration in preparation for meditation and allows for a deeper connection to the source of all creation.
Use a match or lighter to ignite your Palo Santo. Allow it to burn its tip for about 30 secs to 1 minute and then blow out. The rich smell will also bring peace and clarity to the moment along with good feelings. When finished, place the stick in a fire proof bowl. The glow will end on its own unless you blow on the ember which will keep the smoke going. You can re-light any time and reuse it.
These Palo Santo chunks are sustainably wild harvested from a reserve in Peru from naturally fallen trees and branches that lie dead for 4-10 years before they are harvested.
They come in a recycled paper bag for a total weight of approximately 50gr.