Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) is an intensely aromatic tree native to South America. A relative of frankincense and myrrh, Palo Santo has a sweet scent with hints of vanilla, mint, and citrus. Its name translates to "Holy Wood" in Spanish, and has been used by saints and shamans alike for centuries. When burned, Palo Santo releases a fragrant smoke which many believe to uplift energy and aid in spiritual purification. Use it to promote calm, relieve stress, and dispel misfortune. Burn it before meditation, to clear thoughts or focus concentration.
Our Palo Santo is sustainably sourced from the dry tropical forests of Peru, where it is gathered from fallen limbs- never live trees. Due to the natural variation in the wood, please expect some differences in size and density in your incense bundle.
Each stick measures approximately 4.5 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. As with many natural products, some variations may occur.
Hold Palo Santo over an open flame, tilting the end down at a 45 degree angle and slowly rotating the stick so that all sides are exposed. Once lit, let the wood burn visibly for 20-30 seconds, relighting as necessary. Blow out the Palo Santo stick and allow to smolder.
Because of Palo Santo's particular resinous quality, the embers will self extinguish after a few minutes. This means the wooden incense can be relit and enjoyed many times!