500g PACK OF SMALL STICKS OF PALO SANTO
Each stick is approx. 4in or up to 10cm long. Weight approx. 4-5g each. Each 500g lot contains approx. 75-90 sticks.
Unlike conventional incense, which burns completely after lighting, Palo Santo can be relit many times. When lighting, allow the wood to burn for less than a minute, then blow the flame out and enjoy Palo Santo.
Palo Santo (Burseara Graveolens) or "Holy Stick" is a natural wood aromatic incense used for centuries by the Incas and indigenous people of the Andes as a spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing, as well as to get rid of the evil spirits and misfortune. It has a fine citrus aroma with underlying notes of frankincense, its close relative. It is often used by shamans in sacred plant spirit ceremonies. Palo Santo is sustainably wild harvested from a reserve in Ecuador from naturally fallen trees and branches that lie dead for 4-10 years before they are harvested.
The name Palo Santo means "Holy Wood", and what a fitting name that is. The magic of Palo Santo is in the alchemical process that happens after the death of a limb or a tree. In order for the Palo Santo to gain its magical and medicinal properties it must die, but not just any death – only a natural death of a wise old limb or tree. The Palo Santo trees live for 80 to 90 years. After this death the tree must remain in its natural habitat for 4 to 10 years to complete its metamorphosis. Only then do its sacred, medicinal and mystical properties come alive. Palo Santo has been used for thousands of years in Peru and Ecuador by shamans and healers. Today through the Andes Mountains you can still find shamans, curanderos, and healers using Palo Santo as part of their ceremonies and healing rituals, evidence that its use is more alive than ever in their culture. Increasingly the healing properties of Palo Santo are finding its way into the rest of the world as one of the truly great resins of Mother Earth. It has capacities in both physical and metaphysical realms. Palo Santo has even caught the attention of western scientific researchers for it chemical properties, which include limonene and monterpenes that are being studied for their anti cancer effects. It’s truly amazing that this “Holy Wood” can at once, through the healing scent and sacred smoke, provide energetic protection, remove bad energy, uplift the spirit and bring good luck as well as repel mosquitoes and treat a headache.
Country of Origin: Ecuador.
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