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What is palo santo?

Palo santo (literally meaning “holy wood”) comes from a tree native to South America. Like white sage, this is commonly used for cleansing and purification purposes. You simply light the end of it and waft the smoke around the area, person, or object you wish to cleanse.

People use palo santo rather than sage in smoke cleansing for a variety of reasons. One such reason is that white sage is an endangered plant; some prefer not to use white sage bought from a store because of this (although you can always grow your own). Some people find the aroma of palo santo to be more appealing than the smell of white sage; palo santo has a sweet odor with hints of mint, citrus, and pine. An added side benefit is that the smoke has the tendency to repel mosquitoes and other bugs. (Spring is In the Air!)

We have different stone set options. Available here

Palo santo keeps energy grounded and opens us up for a deeper connection to the earth. In addition, it is said to enhance creativity and bring good fortune. It has healing benefits as well; it can relieve the symptoms of a common cold, inflammation, asthma, stress, anxiety, depression, emotional pain, and more. It can be simmered and made into a tea, and the essential oil is also available.

We have a collection from Peru as well as Ecuador, and both are humanely sourced and farmed in small batches. Each batch helps feed a family in the respected country it came from.

Here we have a combination of Palo Santo, A rhodonite, and Selenite Stick. These bundles are available instore and on the website. The stone option may vary.

Cleansing is a choice and using Palo Santo or any form of cleansing herbs is a great way to keep your mind body and spirit at ease.

If you’ve never tried palo santo before and can find it, I absolutely recommend giving it a try!

Stop by and have a smell, or if you have had it before, give our collection a try!

Oh and by the way, if you don't mind burning the wood, no problem, our spray sage works just as good as a substitute for you.

Thanks for Reading!


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