Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. In Spanish, the name literally means “Holy Wood”. It is part of the citrus family and has sweet notes of pine, mint and lemon.
Benefits of Palo Santo
Ceremonial – Palo Santo is enjoyed by many for its energetically cleansing and healing properties similar to Sage and Cedar. It is a strong medicine that has been popularized for its heavenly presence in keeping energies grounded and clear.
Healing – Palo Santo is traditionally used for relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and more.
What’s the difference between Sage and Paulo Santo?
Sage and Palo Santo are two of the more popular tools used for smoke cleansing. It’s no mistake that sage and Palo Santo are so popular, there’s even some science to back up their healing powers.
Scent – Sage has a strong, earthy and herby scent that may not be for everyone. Palo santo has a sweet, subtle and fresh smell with hints of mint and citrus.
Burn – Paulo Santo won’t burn as long and will need to be re-lit multiple times for clearing larger spaces. Sage on the other hand can be very smoky and will make cleansing a larger space easier.
Energetic Clearing– Sage is said to clear ALL energy, the good and the bad. Paulo Santo on the other hand, is said to cleanse negative energy and bring in the good. Paulo Santo will also grace your space with a fresh feeling of creativity.
Each individual stick is approx 10cm long.