About Palo Santo

  • Palo Santo (pä-lō sän-tō) is the Spanish translation for “holy wood.” It is a tree that is generally found in Peru and Ecuador.
  • Throughout history, the wood, resin, and oil of the tree has been used for sacred and ceremonial purposes by people indigenous to South and Central America. 
  • This tree is heavily regulated, and we ensure that the palo santo we offer is carefully and sustainably harvested.
  • To honor the history of its history of sacred use, before you use palo santo, take time to ask yourself questions about how it makes you feel, think about the lives of the people who grow and harvest this plant, and explore your intentions behind using it.
  • Practice with palo santo is not meant to be superficial, you should be thoughtful and engaged in your personal ceremonies.

Benefits and uses of Palo Santo

  • The palo santo tree is viewed as a sentient being.
  • Incorporating it into your holistic practices should be done with the intention of communing with the plant, by respecting its energy and consciousness. 
  • Burning palo santo wood or incense combines air and fire elements with the healing properties of the resinous oil in the wood.
  • The smoke of palo santo moves heavy or dark energy and replaces it with the energy of love and light. This helps to relieve tension in both your body and throughout the space you are practicing in.
  • The smoke and oils of palo santo can also be used to cleanse and amplify the energies of crystals. 
  • You may use palo santo alongside other herbs such as white sage, rosemary, or red cedar and the beneficial properties of the different plants will work in harmony. 
  • Palo santo is also a natural mosquito repellant, making it an extra beneficial edition to outdoor practices. 

Palo Santo Hand-Rolled Incense Sticks

  • Shoppe Geo’s Palo Santo Hand-Rolled Incense Sticks come in a set of 5 pieces and are sustainably harvested in Peru.
  • These incense sticks have a burn time of 1 – 1.5 hours, making them perfect for longer practices such as full moon ceremonies, journaling, or yoga flows.
  • As this burn time is a bit longer, it is important to not “waste” the smoke. Make sure you are using it consciously the entire time it is burning – you don’t have to use the whole stick in one sitting! Extinguish the stick in a safe manner, and re-light at a later time if necessary.
  • Pair this product with Shoppe Geo’s Matte Mineral Palm Stones, PURE Crystalline Facial Grid, or PURE Mandala + Crystal Bundle for a tranquil meditative practice!

Palo Santo Sacred Cleansing Wood

  • Shoppe Geo’s Palo Santo Sacred Cleansing Wood comes in a set of 5 pieces and is sustainably harvested in Peru.
  • Wood sticks have a minimal burn time, making lighting and re-igniting them part of the practice. These are meant for quick and active cleansing – the smoke carries away heavy energy, replacing it with brightness.
  • Open a window or door to let the smoke circulate to complete the cleansing process.
  • Pair this product with Shoppe Geo’s TERRA Mandala + Crystal Bundle for a grounding practice to connect with nature.