Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) is a sacred, mystical tree that grows on the coast of
South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal.
The name translates from Spanish to “Holy Wood” and the wood has been burned for centuries
to clear negative energy while promoting the flow of positive energy in sacred Shamanic rituals.
Many people in countries such as Peru and Ecuador use Palo Santo regularly in their
daily lives in a variety of ways such as repelling mosquitoes and other insects.
The smoke has a pleasant, woodsy, citrus scent and can be used to clear any space that may have
discordant energies as well as prepare the space for new beginnings.
The essential oil that is produced by the Palo Santo tree has a woodsy aroma with undertones of citrus and mint and is used medicinally to heal ailments such as; common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and more.
It is great for use in Aromatherapy by placing a few drops in a diffuser and can also be used during massage to assist in calming the immune and nervous systems. It contains high levels of D-Limonene and Monotropenes that are useful for cancer symptoms and people undergoing chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.
The most fascinating fact about this magical tree is that it is wild crafted, sustainably harvested and the essential oil can only be extracted from dead trees and fallen branches
using “Vapor Distillation”without the use of dangerous chemicals or solvents.
Once the tree finishes its
life and death cycle the wood starts to compress and sweeten its essence.
The oil then impregnates the heartwood and acquires all of the beneficial chemical healing
properties that were previously latent in the tree.
This natural safeguard insures that the tree will not be harvested before its vital cycle is complete.
It gives of its branches and oil abundantly to benefit mankind and Palo Santo products are
created with much love, appreciation and respect for the sacred trees.
Use a candle, match or lighter to ignite your stick of Palo Santo.
Hold the stick at about a 45 degree angle pointing the tip down toward the flame.
Allow it to burn for about 1 minute and then blow it out.
Move about your workspace,
home, car, bathroom or anywhere you would like to clear the energy.
When finished, place the stick in a fire proof bowl of metal, glass or clay.
The glow will end on its own unless you blow on the ember which will keep the smoke going.
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