What is Palo Santo used for?

What is Palo Santo used for?

Palo santo is a traditional remedy for pain, inflammation, and stress. It’s also used to clear out negative energy. You can burn palo santo as incense or apply the oil on your skin. Always buy from a reputable retailer to make sure your palo santo is responsibly sourced.

What’s wrong with Palo Santo?

Though palo santo isn’t endangered, its habitat, tropical dry forest is threatened. “Dry tropical forest have been decimated. Estimates are that only five to ten percent of dry tropical forests are still intact around the world,” said Susan Leopold, Ph.

What do you say when using Palo Santo?

As you take the Palo Santo stick into the corners of each room or space you are cleansing, say aloud: “I ask that the plant spirit of Palo Santo please infuse this space with blessings”. A rich smell will fill the air, bringing peace and clarity to the moment.

How long does palo santo burn for?

Let the palo santo stick burn for 30-60 seconds, depending on how strong of a scent you want. After 60 seconds, blow on the stick until you extinguish the flame and it only emits embers. The stick should continue burning embers for up to 1-2 hours after blowing out the flame.

What’s the difference between Sage and palo santo?

While sage rids spaces of ALL energies, Palo Santo is said to cleanse the negative energy away and bring in the good. It’s got a fresh smell that’s sweet and subtle with hints of mint and citrus. Medicinally, this wood contains natural terpenes that can have a positive impact on free radical damage.

Do you have to open windows when burning Palo Santo?

Burning Palo Santo Safely. Burn palo santo sticks in a ventilated room. To prevent this, choose a room with strong air ventilation and open doors or windows to burn your palo santo in. If you start to feel overwhelmed by the smell, blow out the palo santo and go outside for fresh air until you feel better.

How many times can you use a palo santo stick?

“Known as ‘holy wood’, Palo Santo is able to be used once these trees have naturally fallen in the rainforest and lie dead for four to ten years before they are harvested,” explains Sabrina Riccio, a soulistic alchemist, soul activator, and medicine priestess.

How often should you light palo santo?

After you set an intention, it’s really up to you on how frequently you’d like to smudge with Palo Santo. There are some people who do it every day as part of a daily ritual. Many spiritual healers suggest you should smudge when you feel you or your space needs it.

What is palo santo?

Palo santo ( Bursera graveolens) is a tree that’s native to Peru, Ecuador, and other South American countries. It grows in dry tropical forests and produces very fragrant resin. In Spanish, palo santo means “holy wood.”

What is Palo Santo made of?

That fallen, aged wood is then processed into sticks used as incense. Watch out for synthetic palo santo, where chemicals are used to produce the signature palo santo scent. We don’t know how much is out there, but read the fine print on packaging.

What is palo santo wood used for?

In Spanish, palo santo means “holy wood.” For thousands of years, the wood, resin, and oil have been used for medicinal purposes. It’s mainly used to treat pain and stress. It’s also said to clear negative energy. There isn’t a lot of scientific proof behind these benefits. Nevertheless, palo santo has been used by indigenous peoples for centuries.

What are the health benefits of Palo Santo?

Use the oil to provide pain relief for arthritis and joint pain with its anti-inflammatory properties. Palo santo tea (made by simmering the wood in hot water) acts as a natural digestive aid.