clearing. creativity. purification
Palo Santo or Holy Wood, has long been burned by Incas, indigenous people of the Andes, Shamans and medicine people for spiritual purification, energy cleansing and healing. Well known for its ability to inspire creativity, evoke protection and infuse blessings, the uplifting scent of Palo Santo raises your vibration and allows for a deeper spiritual connection, making it a wonderful incense to use prior and during meditation, as well as setting and sealing renewed intention.
Scent - warm, milky-woods, lactonic notes, light minty undertones
Application - incense, perfumery, medicinal
Source - Peru. Sustainable.
Correspondence - Mercury
Traditionally, Palo Santo has been used for relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, inflammation, anxiety, depression and emotional pain. The oleoresin contains a rich supply of antioxidants and phytochemicals called terpenes which make it effective in salves or creams for fighting free radical damage, reducing pains due to arthritis or aching joints or muscles.
Information offered here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions. As always, we advise you to do your own research + apply your own judgment concerning the safety and usage of any herbs or plant extracts.
Palo Santo Resin
HOW TO BURN
Resins will not burn on their own, they will require heat from either an oil burner or charcoal disk.
▵ using an oil burner releases much more of the true aroma of the resin than charcoal disks and also creates far less smoke. Place a piece of foil in the well of your oil burner and lay a small piece of resin on top; this prevents lots of mess and cleaning after use. Alternatively, pour a small amount of light vegetable oil such as olive or sunflower into the well of your oil burner (depending on the size of your burner, keep the oil under halfway up the well) and place the resin in the oil
▿ Never leave an oil burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.
▵ Fill your charcoal burner 3/4 full with sand or rocks to absorb some of the heat. Then place your burner on a heat resistant surface. Using tongs to hold the charcoal tablet, light it following the instructions provided with your charcoal. Place the hot charcoal onto the bed of sand inside your charcoal burner and allow the charcoal 5-15 minutes to fully come to temperature, indicated by a layer of ash forming on the tablet before carefully adding the desired quantity of resin to the top of the hot disk.
▿ Never leave a charcoal burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.