Did you know Bursera graveolens aka palo santo means "Holy Wood" and it is used in cleansing and purifying rituals in much the same way as white sage smudge sticks?Palo santos is a wonderful, deeply aromatic wood that comes from a wild tree native from the Yucatán Peninsula to Peru and Venezuela and is used to purify and cleanse, to get rid of evil spirits and influences but to also welcome in creativity, love, and good fortune into your space. It has also been smudged to promote feelings of positivity and to reduce stress and anxiety. Smudging: Smudging ceremonies using herbs, resins, Palo Santo Wood are traditionally used in rituals, ceremonies and for spiritual purification, house blessings and spiritual cleansing. The smoke is believed by many to cleanse either a space or the body and aura, drive away negative energy and help reconnect with mother earth. Enhance your spiritual being today by purchasing your palo santo sticks todayMake sure the room where you are smudging is well ventilated. Open all the doors and windows. This is essential to not only drive out the negative energies (provide them with a route out) but also as a health precaution. Do not use if you suffer from Asthma or have respiratory issues. Do not use near infants or young children or anyone who is or may be pregnant. Do not leave burning smudge unattended! If you are just starting out with smudging don't be too worried about which instructions are 'correct' or 'work best'. Do what works best for you and 'feels right’ for you. Your 'intention' is a key component of the ritual so be clear on what you want to achieve and keep that in mind as you perform the ritual. At the end of the ceremony make sure the stick is extinguished. You can crush the end in sand or dirt, place the cover of the pot over it or simply place the stick in the open water container. Just be sure the stick is extinguished before it is left.
Palo Santo Smudge Sticks