Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) is a tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal.    The words, Palo Santo translated from Spanish, literally means “Holy Wood”, which seems to show its importance.  It is highly sought for use in metaphysical rituals and activities today due to its known history. We can trace it back to the Inca, where it was revered and used in native ritualistic medicine, being preferred by shamans and healers for its metaphysical properties of purification and clearing negative energies.  It is also used for ritual prayer, different pagan ceremonies, and general healing.

 

Palo Santo is used for cleansing and healing, in a similar method as White Sage, Cedar, or Mullein.  Small sticks are burned and the smoke is spread using a feather or fan.  The scent is unique and known to also keep insects away.  It is used to cleanse an individual’s energy field, thereby enhancing their ability to deflect and repel negativity. 

 

Sticks sold individually

 

Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens)

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