Palo Santo has long been used for its beautiful and unique scent. Often referred to as (holy wood) it is a mystical citrus family tree that grows in South America. When the wood is harvested and burnt it omits a complex combination of sweet and citrus tones unlike anything else.
Vibrant Souls use this wood in a special Palo Santo Smudge and due to a high number of requests we are now selling it individually.
Like so many other products we produce or stock, our Palo Santo is from 100% wild trees that are sustainably harvested.
The company that we sourced this from is in the first stages of a project to plant 3000 saplings per year in direct collaboration with the local community.
Cut by hand by the native community that takes care of the Palo Santo as a natural resource, this work assists with the economic income to help improve the quality of life of the local produces.
Holy wood is renowned for its use in ceremonies as well as for its health benefits and therapeutic cleansing.
In ceremonies, Palo Santo is burnt to produce a rich smoke to energetically stimulate and cleanse while delivering a heavier grounding effect. Traditionally, it was burnt by Incas, Shamans and Medicine people for spiritual purifying, energizing, cleansing and healing.
Something you may not know is that in tropical climates, Palo Santo is burnt for it pleasant, fresh smoke but as a natural, chemical-free deterrent to keep away mosquitoes and other flying insects.
Medicinally, Holy Wood has been traditionally been used for relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and more. It is great for calming the immune and nervous systems for faster recovery of illness.
Approximate size: 10cm long 1cm wide per stick
Light your Palo Santo by holding it at 45 degrees and igniting the tip facing to the ground. Continue holding downward for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute and then blow out. The glow will end on its own unless you fan or blow on the ember to keep the smoke going. Smudge your area then extinguish when finished.
We recommend completing your smudging with a Crystal Energy Smudging Fan and Smudge Bowl with Black Sand or Lavish Smudge Bowl with Black Sand
Smudging has many positive uses to empower and cleanse any space or within ceremonies. Waft and push smudge smoke, incense or cleansing spray into otherwise unreachable or missed areas to be cleansed.
You can use smudging to sweep a person’s aura during a ritual, ceremony or prayer, wash away the bad and channel the good. Simply fan the smudge to discharge and expel harming influences. Always listen to your inner knowing (instinct or gut feelings) you will know when it is time to clear yourself or your space.
Spatial smudging and cleansing can be completed anytime. Do it as you feel the need, sense a shift in energy, or want to reprogram your space.
Aura cleansing for your soul can also be done whenever you feel inclined, however, we do recommend you make this a part of your weekly routine.