Have you heard of Palo Santo?
To begin with, it is known as Holy Wood, from the species Bursera Graveolens. Palo Santo is a wild native tree which grows in the Yucatan Peninsula, through Venezuala, Peru, Guatemala, Colombia, El Salvador and on the Galapagos Islands.
In traditional medicine, it is used to relieve flu, symptoms of stress, depression and inflammation. Palo Santo can be burned in ceremonial rituals. It is similar to sage and used in aromatherapy as an essential oil. We use it in perfume with purpose collection, including Wisdom and as an anointing oil in our 7 Ritual Kits.
Palo Santo adds positivity to your space whereby sage removes negativity. Palo Santo is great for meditation and can add to your experience. Some people say that it smells strong and not very nice, but that is a matter of opinion, however, pungent, you can think of the smell being the essence or lifeblood that you are smelling, which contains antioxidant-rich phytochemicals known as terpenes.
Palo Santo is commonly used by Shamans in their ceremonial practices, where they believe that the wood can reset energy that was once tainted by negativity, bringing positivity back.
We love Palo Santo, just another example of Mother Nature's beauties.