These beautiful palo santo incense sticks come from the wood of the bursera graveolens tree, or as it’s more commonly known as the palo santo tree. These sticks emit a sweet, woody, and fruity aroma. For centuries, the indigenous people of South America have used palo santo in various forms. These range from spiritual treatments, purifying and cleansing, to insect repellants.
Palo santo translates as “Holy Wood,” this is because of the beautiful healing powers that surround this tree and the wood it produces. For example, it is widely believed that when a piece of this wood is burned, the smoke can heal emotional stress and anxiety, and trauma. Furthermore, the smoke can also help to clear negative energy, by replacing it with peace and love, which, in turn, boosts the spiritual connection and raises vibrations.
Here at surrender to happiness, you will find palo santo in many forms. What’s more, they all embody the purity and beauty of this sacred wood. All our palo santo products are 100% sustainably harvested. We only sell products obtained from naturally fallen trees. For more information on this beautiful wood, don’t forget to check out our blog post, ‘a quick guide to Palo Santo.’
Never leave burning palo santo sticks unattended. Place in a heatproof container and do not place the container on a flammable surface. Keep away from children and pets and do not ingest. Always dispose of safely.
Don’t forget to check out our other products such as this wonderful smoke cleansing bundle. For more information on space clearing, take a look at our blog, ‘a beginner’s guide to smoke cleansing your space.’ Finally, as always, if you take any photos using these beautiful sticks. Please tag us on Instagram @surrender_to_happiness. We love to see you enjoying this beautiful incense.
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Sold as a set of 3. Each of the palo santo incense sticks will vary slightly in size, shape, color, and pattern. The approximate length of each piece of wood is 12cm.
Smoke cleansing is closely tied to the spiritual practice of smudging by Native American / Indigenous Nations. White sage, palo santo, sweetgrass, and many other plants used for burning are considered sacred medicine by the Native American / Indigenous Nations. It is, therefore, essential that to avoid cultural appropriation and exploitation that you understand the cultural history of these items. As well as the history of suppression forced upon these native populations, where they were forbidden to practice their culture, language, and traditions, including smudging, until 1978 and the passage of the American Indian Religious Freedom Act. Even with the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, Native American / Indigenous Nations still find themselves continually persecuted for various reasons. When purchasing sage and other plants used for burning, it is essential to ensure that they are ethically sourced and that there is no over-harvesting of these sacred medicines. And where possible, always support the Native American and Indigenous Nations.
Light your palo santo incense stick, then once the wood has caught fire allow it to burn for a few seconds before carefully blowing out the flame. Start at the door of the space to be cleared and move in either the direction in which the door opens (if the door opens into the room) or in a clockwise direction. Allow the smoke to fill the space as you move around the room, ensuring it reaches all corners and areas of the room, clearing negative energies and replacing them with a positive flow. As you walk around the space doing this you are systematically sweeping all the negative energy out of the door.
To cleanse your crystals with the palo santo incense stick, hover the wood over your crystals allowing the smoke to permeate each crystal. When you are finished place your palo santo incense stick in a fireproof container and let it extinguish on its own. Unlike other incense and smoke cleansing sticks, you may relight your palo santo incense stick many times. Ensure the area is ventilated well.
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