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Palo Santo { energy cleansing ritual }


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Clear, cleanse, and clarify your space with Palo Santo which means "holly wood" A sacred wood from South America much like sage, the smoke of Palo santo is so powerfully cleansing & healing that almost every shamanic ritual in South America incorporates burning it. 

Sustainably-sourced from Peru & ethically wildcrafted. The heartwood of Palo Santo has a piney, mint and citrus like smell that’s quite unique – so unique that it’s hard to believe that you’re burning wood when you smell it.

Benefits of Palo Santo

  • Use it to raise your vibration & deepen your connection to the earth & divine source
  • Energetic purification of space (aka smudging)
  • Inspires creativity
  • Evoking protection
  • Wonderful tool to use before and during your meditation

How to use Palo Santo

  • Make sure the space that you are about to cleans has been physically cleaned (dusting, clearing away any mess etc)
  • Set your intention for the ritual. Say it out loud or hold it in your mind and as you move through your ritual hold this intention at the forefront.
  • Hold one end of your Palo Santo over a flame.
  • Stay a few moments with the flame as it grows. You’ll know it’s lit when the stick is creating a mini-flame of its own. Allow it to burn for approximately 20 - 40secs.
  • The flame will extinguish itself (never blow it out, as fire is an element & to blow out the flame is to dismiss that element) you can flick out the flame but be mindful of how and where you do it.
  • Once you have a good burn going take your Palo Santo and smudge yourself first to clear your own energy. Move it around and over your whole body (trust your intuition & be guided on how to do this, there is no wrong way!)
  • Then start at the door way to the room your cleansing and move around the room to each corner, behind doors, in closets and anywhere else you feel needs cleansing.
  • Once you feel you have finished, either extinguish your Palo Santo in a heat prof container (Paua shell or Abalone is often used) or allow the Palo Santo to burn through in order to do a thorough cleans. smudging


 The spiritual properties come during the death of the tree. Each tree lives for up to 90 years and then lies dead for at least four years before any wood is harvested for rituals. It’s during this time, when the living tree transforms, that it gains its sacred properties.

All of our Bursera graveolens are cut from the heartwood of natural fallen trees & produced in strict accordance with governmental guidelines regulating the collection, processing and global distribution of Palo Santo. We support responsible regenerative sourcing practices.

Go forth and experience the magic!

* Size, colour and shape varies. For 1 stick of Palo Santo. 

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