Palo Santo has been used by Shaman for thousands of years in rituals and ceremonies to cleanse and purify negative spirits away, creating peace and calm. It has a strong woody aroma with a citrus undertone and is ideal for personal/general space clearing and cleansing auras and energetic fields.
We are one of the main distributors of Palo Santo incense, wood-sticks, smudge sticks and essential oils in the UK. Our sustainability promise comes into play with our partnership with the Pachamama Alliance, who help reforest and protect landscapes for generations to come.
Palo Santo, ethically wild-harvested and sustainably sourced, is obtained through responsible practices that prioritize the conservation of the Palo Santo tree and its ecosystem. This ensures the long-term well-being of the environment and the communities relying on this sacred resource.
Palo Santo is sacred wood with spiritual significance, ethically harvested for its aromatic smoke. Popular in rituals, it attracts positive energy and is versatile in various practices.
Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens), which means “holy or sacred tree”, is native to the Yucatán Peninsula. It is cut into incense sticks, resin used as incense, incense cones and the palo santo tree wood is naturally extracted to make 100% pure essential oil.
Palo Santo is especially recommended for spiritual, ritual and ceremonial work. Peruvian Inca, Shamans, Qero Paqos Shamans and the Jungle shamans all understand and love Palo Santo. In South America, this is an extremely popular incense and essential oil.
Palo Santo has been added to the Convention on International Trade's Endangered Species List due to the increased demand. This tree requires proper harvesting methods, which include allowing the trees to die naturally then laying them on the forest floor. All of our Palo Santo comes from ethical and sustainable plantations that care and preserve the future of this popular incense.
We are one of the main distributors of Palo Santo products in the UK that come from wild harvested and sustainable plantations that have a reforestation program.
We work with the Pachamama Alliance, who recognises Palo wood as being a vital key resource; without it, it would bring to question these villages, their peoples and artisan's existence.
Our suppliers range from sustaible forest plantations in South America, Lanman Kemp, Young Living, Native American Indian, Qero Pago's, Morning Star, Native Soul and Satya to name a few.
Should you burn Palo Santo?
Palo Santo is widely revered for its cleansing, purifying and healing abilities. Widely used as an incense stick which is burned. Essential oil that is in its pure form and resin-like oil gum. Like any incense, precautions should be taken, and it should never be inhaled. Good safe incense practices should apply to all incense. Well-ventilated areas when using the incense as a smudge stick. The after smell is an aromatic scent that's left when the smoke has dispersed.
How to burn Palo Santo?
Palo Santo comes in different forms, incense joss sticks are widely known and used. Essential oil generally is diffused in an oil burner. Incense cones lit and placed in a a smudge bowl, a for proof dish.
Palo Santo Incense sticks;
1- Palo Santo: Ensure you have sustainably sourced, ethically harvested Palo Santo sticks.
2- Prepare a Safe Space: Use a heat-resistant dish or abalone shell to catch ashes. Place it on a stable surface.
3- Lighting: Hold one end of the Palo Santo stick at a 45-degree angle. Use a lighter or a candle to ignite the tip. Allow to Burn: Let it burn for about 30 seconds to a minute, creating a small flame. Blow it out, leaving a glowing ember.
4- Smudge the smoke: Move around your space, allowing the smoke to cleanse the area. Focus on specific areas or objects.
5- Extinguish Safely: When done, gently press the burning end into the fireproof container to extinguish.
Always follow safety precautions, and be mindful of fire hazards.
What are the key benefit's of Palo Santo?
Sacred Wood: Palo Santo is a sacred wood known for its spiritual and healing properties. Healing Properties: Its smoke is believed to have therapeutic and calming effects on the mind and body. Popular in Rituals: Widely used in shamanic rituals, ceremonies, and spiritual practices.
Positive Energy: Palo Santo is associated with attracting positive energy and repelling negativity.
Uses: Used in meditation, energy work, and to create a sacred atmosphere.
What does Palo Santo smell like?
Palo Santo emanates a delightful woodsy citrus scent, favored by many for its ability to dispel negativity and restore peace and balance. While some may find it strong and potent, any aversion could be linked to the release of negative energy during the cleansing process.
The incense can smell slightly different from batch to batch this will be due to the nature of the part of the tree that has been cut and used. Imagine newer smaller branches rather than older tighter knots of the tree. Although the aroma may vary slightly it is still the same vibration.
How to tell if palo santo is real or fake?
Palo Santo is a sacred and legal resource in South America, with regulated harvesting to protect this revered tree. Traditional farmers, with a focus on reforestation and community well-being, understand its spiritual roots and intentions. When seeking high-quality Palo Santo, it's crucial to choose a trustworthy source, considering not only price but also ethical harvesting practices, reforestation efforts, and transparency. We prioritize ethical sourcing, ensuring clarity and confidence in our supply chain.
How To Burn Incense/ Joss Stick/Palo Santo Wood: Use in / on a heat-resistant burner. Light the tip of the incense using a naked flame, carefully blow out the flame and allow it to smoulder. NB: Ash will drop, so it's important to place it on a heat-resistant dish/area so as not to cause damage. Areas must be well vented, opening windows and doors.
Incense keeps well and often improves with age if kept in a cool and dark place. Charcoal, on the other hand, does not, as it has a tendency to absorb moisture from the air. Once the packet has been opened, keep it in an airtight container to preserve its self-igniting properties.
Caution: Smudge Wand - To burn a smudge stick: Simply use a naked flame or match - light the tip, blow it out, and either wave in the air or place it in a heatproof dish, such as a rustic smudge bowl. You can place sand in the bottom of the dish, which will help with insulating the heat and keeping the bowl clean. Hold the smudge upright and allow it to smoulder as required, with little light/heat for the desired effect. To extinguish, invert the smudge into the sand or salt to smother. Smudges put out a lot of soothing smoke.
How to burn incense? Place a self-igniting charcoal disc on a fire-proof surface, well away from flammable objects. The charcoal disks can be ignited simply by holding a match or lighter to the rim. Be aware that these discs may occasionally spit and sparkle profusely upon ignition. Allow plenty of air to flow around the charcoal to ensure it burns evenly. Some people prefer to open the window while the charcoal is igniting as it gives off quite a bit of smoke. Once the charcoal disc has finished sparkling, it will start to glow, usually first on one side, then slowly spreading over the whole disc. When the entire disc is glowing red hot, it is ready to use, and you can place a little pinch of incense on top. As the disk glows through, the fire will concentrate in its centre. You may occasionally want to scrape off the ashes to expose the glowing centre and add fresh incense as desired.
CAUTION! Keep incense and charcoal out of pets’ and children’s reach. Charcoal discs are highly flammable.
Caution: Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution is recommended for topical use by a trained healthcare adviser. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.
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