Palo Santo Stick
Palo Santo or 'Holy Wood' is a sacred tree that grows on the coast of South America. Traditionally, the earth scented wood was used by shamans, healers and elders in ritual prayer, purification ceremonies and healing. The metaphysical properties of the Palo Santo smoke purified negative energies and attracted positive ones.
It is believed that the magical and healing properties of the tree is only possible if the tree is allowed to live a full life and respectful death. Therefore, only the wood from a long, fallen tree would be used. These Palo Santo sticks have been collected in the same traditional manner. They are made from wood that comes from a rested (4-10 years) fallen tree. The fallen tree is then replaced with a seedling in efforts to restore the Palo Santo population.
Please note: price is for 1 stick.
How to Use:
To burn your incense, simply light the end of your stick and allow the flame to burn for 30 seconds before blowing it out. Gently wave the smouldering stick in the air to allow the smoke rise. Keep a dish under the smudge and be careful not to drop lit ash or embers/sparks. When finished place your stick in a fire proof dish. The smouldering section will go out on its own unless you continue to blow or fan the incense. Ensure flame is out before leaving it unattended.
Bring your attention to the smoke as it dances around your space. I recommend opening windows while this takes place as, the smoke will remove the unwanted energies and carry it away. Only the smallest amount is needed to do the work.
IMPORTANT! NEVER leave burning incense unattended as it may cause fire.