Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) is an intensely aromatic tree native to South America. A relative of frankincense and myrrh, Palo Santo has a sweet scent with hints of vanilla, mint, and citrus. Its name translates to “Holy Wood” in Spanish, and has been used by saints and shamans alike for centuries. When burned, Palo Santo releases a fragrant smoke which many believe to uplift energy and aid in spiritual purification. Use it to promote calm, relieve stress, and dispel misfortune. Burn it before meditation, to clear thoughts or focus concentration.
Due to the natural variation in the wood, please expect some differences in size and density.
Burning Instructions: Hold Palo Santo over an open flame, tilting the end down at a 45 degree angle. Once lit, let the wood burn visibly for one minute, relighting as necessary. Blow out the Palo Santo stick and allow to smolder. Because of Palo Santo’s particular resinous quality, the embers may self extinguish after a few minutes. This means the wooden incense can be relit and enjoyed many times.
Approximately 5.2 x 4.9 x 1.2 inches