3 Ways to Cleanse With Palo Santo

Spring is upon us which always brings blessings of new life, blossoming vibrations, and renewed spirits. It's also the time of year for the well-known spring cleaning! And as Palo Santo is legendary for cleansing, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite cleansing practices with you all!
#1. Cleanse your body of aches and pains. 
Did you know that according to Dr. Isaac Alexis, an internist in West Virginia, you can defuse Palo Santo oil and breath in the diffusion and it will “release neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin while stimulating the release of endorphins and enkephalins, the body’s natural pain killers?”
We also recommend lighting the sticks and breathing in the smoke for the same effect! This is the perfect cleansing ritual to aid in migraines, headaches, and aches in the body. You can also use this method to ward off any nasty bugs and prevent the cold or flu. The smoke is calming and soothing and will distress you right away. 
#2 Cleanse your home and sacred space. 
Indigenous cultures revere Palo Santo for its cleansing properties. Palo Santo means "Holy Wood." For centuries, it has been used for spiritual purification and energy cleansing. Lighting up the sticks, powder, or making a small cauldron of Palo Santo is the perfect way to cleanse your inner and putter spaces.
This sacred smoke is known to clear negative energy and restore tranquility and peace. We love using it around the office, car, home, and even in social gatherings. Smudging with Palo Santo is probably our top favorite practice. 
#3. Cleansing your mind, body, and spirit of unwanted energy. 
The third practice is an energy cleansing ritual that we recommend. This one brings all the elements and forms of Palo Santo together! Start by drawing a bath and add in a few drops of Pure Palo Santo Oil.
Play your favorite soothing playlist and light some candles. Add a few drops of oil to your diffuser and light up some sticks. Smudge yourself and the space around you. Soak in the bath while breathing in the aromas.
This cleansing ritual will be sure to leave you feeling calm, relaxed, clean, and clear! This is one of our favorites. 
Happy cleansing Fam!  We hope these tips and rituals are inspiring! We're feeling grateful for Palo Santo and its many cleansing and healing properties. There are truly so many different ways to experience the gift of Palo Santo.
We're so grateful for this growing community and for the work we're continuing to weave in the world. Let's keep those prayers lifted, smoke rising, and intentions strong as we bring in this next chapter. 
Blessings Fam!
Sacred Wood Essence 
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