Updated: Dec 16, 2020
Clean your energy, find calm, deepen your connection to the earth with Palo Santo wood
Palo santo is one of the most fragrant woods in the world. Its sweet scent of pine, mint and lemon has been a harbinger of healing and good fortune for centuries. Shamans, saints and those seeking a stronger spiritual connection to the world use palo santo to protect, experiment and heal. Here are ten of the incredible benefits of palo santo:
1. Spiritual purification and energy cleansing.
For centuries, the indigenous peoples of the Andes have used palo santo for spiritual purification and energy purification. When the wood is burned, it is thought to eliminate negative energy and restore tranquillity and calm.
Shape: burning wood
2. Inspire creativity and bring love and good fortune.
Burn palo santo sticks or use charcoal for ritual smudges that will welcome creativity, love and good fortune in your space. Wood can help shed energy and promote feelings of positivity and joy. It is also proven that smell reduces stress and anxiety, and improves clarity and concentration.
Method: burnt or smudged wood
3. Establish a deeper connection with the divine source.
If meditation is yin, palo santo is yang. The uplifting smell is the perfect partner for your meditation practice. Elevate your vibration, and discover peace and roots by sinking into a deeper connection with the Earth and your inner consciousness.
Method: burnt or soiled wood
4. Physical healing.
Palo santo is used to treat a wide variety of physical illnesses, including colds, flu, anxiety, depression, asthma, bronchitis, headaches and emotional trauma. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, this oil relieves arthritis and joint pain.
Palo santo tea (obtained by simmering wood in hot water) acts as a natural digestive aid. The oil can be added to soaps, scrubs and lotions to cleanse and moisturize the skin. Wood also contains high concentrations of a compound called d-limonene,which is believed to help prevent various cancers.
Method: simmer wood to make tea or apply oil as a topical dye
5. Energy protection and the elimination of negativity.
When used to stain or burn, palo santo can eliminate negative energy, creating a quieter, quieter space. Set an intention on what you want to make disappear from your space, then move from one corner to another, eliminating all negative energy, raising your mind and filling your home with good fortune.
Method: burning wood or making stains
6. The seductive and clarifying smell of palo santo.
Can we dwell a little here on the remarkable and lasting smell of palo santo? In our kitchens and rooms, our vehicles and our workspaces, a citrus smell, marked by ancient notes of its natural heritage, brings to each space a unique clarifying fragrance. The advantage of burning palo santo wood as part of a purification practice is the persistence of its smell.
Method: burning wood
7. Use mobility in modes of transport.
Unlike a sage bundle, palo santo wood is graciously proportioned to shamans and other practitioners who spend a lot of time away from home. Palo santo sticks lend themselves well to car rides, hiking and other travel experiences. People are known to clean their hotel room before sleeping for a more peaceful and deeper rest.
Method: burnt or soiled wood, pass the incandescent wood on the walls of your room before bedtime.
8. Cleaning and vibrating renewal for crystals.
Crystals do much of the work of extracting negative energy. Like humans, crystals benefit from ritual purification to preserve their best qualities. Integrating a purification practice every 2 or 3 days for your pink quartz, amethyst, jasper, citrine or other types of crystals crystals is a great way to keep your crystals ready to use.
9. Soothe the mind and mental disorders.
The symptoms and causes of depression, anxiety and sleep disorders are complex. Palo santo wood does not boast of being a cure, but a purification practice or essential oils built into a broader healing plan can bring some relief. It is an aromatherapy, which releases a soothing fragrance in the olfactory and limbic systems of the body and brain, creating a feeling of relaxation and calm.
Method: essential oil
10. Protection from unwanted insects during the summer months.
The smoke from Palo Santo in summer offers the added benefit of repelling mosquitoes in a natural and non-harmful way. Palo Santo contains volatile oils and aromatic resins that give a warning to pests, but without the addition of aggressive and irritating chemicals.
Shape: essential oil (diluted in a spray bottle), wood burn or smear
Enjoy the benefits of Palo Santo in your home and on the 🙂