Palo Santo is a sacred wood that comes from the magical Palo Santo tree, native to the coast of South America. Its name literally means holy wood. When it is burned, the smoke is believed to have both medicinal and therapeutic healing power. Traditionally, Palo Santo was burned by the Incas, indigenous people of the Andes, Shamans and medicine people for spiritual purifying, energy cleansing and healing. Some of the most common Palo Santo uses include inspiring creativity, self-protection, clearing negative energy and bringing both love and good fortune. It is a wonderful tool to use before and during meditation or exercise. Its uplifting citrus like scent helps to raise your vibration to bring a deeper connection to the Earth and your divine source.
For physical healing, Palo Santo benefits include relieving symptoms of common colds, stress, headaches, anxiety, inflammation, emotional trauma and more. It is also wonderful for meditation, setting and sealing in your intentions. We also like to use it while making soaps, cleansing crystals and our making our jewelry!