Palo Santo “Holly Wood” comes from a tree Bursera graveolens, that grows in South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal, and has very pleasant sweet notes of pine, mint, and lemon. Perfect for the holiday season. For centuries, Palo Santo has been burned as an energy cleanser.
Burning these sticks is a sacred practice used by Indigenous communities of the Andes to cleanse their space and ward off evil energies. This practice is called smudging – a spiritual practice where you clear your energy fields using a piece of burning Palo Santo or a herb bundle, such as white sage.