Our high quality Palo Santo resin incense has a mild, soft, pleasant aroma, woodsy and sweet. Like all fragrant tree resins, it is important for ceremonial, spiritual and medicinal purposes. Palo Santo actually translates to "Holy Wood". It's just a huge bonus that Palo Santo also deters mosquitos. I REPEAT: Palo Santo deters mosquitos!
1oz per tin.
How To Use:
Using tongs, carefully place a piece of resin on top of a smoldering dhoop/coal or inside a coal cup on a fire safe surface.
This Palo Santo resin is ethically sourced from the Pacific Coast in Peru by experienced farmers. The Palo Santo tree is protected by the national government of Peru and can only be harvested under strict conditions. It's not until 4-10 years after a tree has died of natural causes that these farmers harvest the wood and resin to be used in its sacred and medicinal applications. The Palo Santo tree lives to 80-90 years and is not permitted to be forested.
Some of Palo Santo's history;
Palo Santo, Bursera Graveolens, is native to the Galapagos Islands and the dry forests of South America. The magic of the Palo Santo tree is in the alchemical process that happens after the death of a limb or a tree.
Palo Santo has been used for thousands of years in Peru and Ecuador by shamans and healers. Travel today through the Andes Mountains you still find shamans, curanderos, and healers using Palo Santo as part of their ceremonies and healing rituals, evidence that its use 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 its 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.