5 Ways To Cleanse With Palo Santo

Today we wanted to share with you 5 Ways You Can Cleanse With Palo Santo

Palo Santo or Bursera Graveolens is an ancient tree native to South America. This tree is holy and sacred. The name Palo Santo in Spanish means "Holy Wood." And that is genuinely what Palo Santo is. This Holy Wood has so many benefits and various forms. Palo Santo's many forms include incense, powder, wooden shreds, wooden sticks, oils, and even hydrosols. In addition, Palo Santo has antifungal and antibacterial properties making this sacred essence perfect for cleansing. 

The magic of this holy tree wood is that it contains an aromatic substance called limonene. Limonene is a well-known terpene found in many medicinal plants, including cannabis. In addition, scientists have studied limonene for its anti-inflammatory and mood-calming properties. 

Palo Santo's botanical aroma helps to foster a sense of safety and protection. Palo Santo can focus our attention, unify our feelings, and quiet our minds. Palo Santo's divine presence keeps energies grounded and clear, providing an uplifting scent that raises your vibration. Palo Santo also enhances creativity and brings good fortune to those open to its magic. 

Here are our top favorite ways to cleanse with Palo Santo! 

#1. Open up & Light it up

Open the doors and windows of your home or space. Let the breeze flow in and the light shine. Then, light up your Palo Santo and smudge this holy smoke all around the area. Palo Santo will cleanse your energy and space, ushering in a new vibe of love, higher frequencies, and calmness. 

#2. Walk & Fan

You can take some Palo Santo shreds and light them in a small clay bowl or shell until it's all lit and smokey. Then, use a feather to fan around the smoke. You can cleanse yourself this way, other people, your altar, or sacred spaces. 

#3. Anointing Oil Massage 

You can cleanse the energy from your body by using a few drops of Palo Santo oil into a base oil like coconut or jojoba oil. Mix the oils, set the space with relaxing music and candles, and give yourself a loving massage. The Palo Santo oil will cleanse your energy and calm and soothe you, and the massage will allow all that energy to loosen and flow. 

#4. Cleansing Incense 

You can use Palo Santo incense anytime, anywhere. For example, at your desk at work or while working on projects or school work. In addition, you can cleanse your space before your morning practice just by lighting it up. 

#5. Holy Hydrosol Spritz

Palo Santo hydrosols are excellent for cleansing your skin and energy. You can carry a bottle of hydrosol around everywhere with you. You can use it whenever you want to spritz away any bad vibes or dense energy. As well as use it on your face and skin to cleanse and clean. 

There are many beloved and diverse ways to utilize Palo Santo in its many forms. We are so grateful for this holy wood and sacred smoke. And for our beautiful Mother Earth for always providing such magic for us. We hope you enjoyed this read and invite you to learn more about Palo Santo and our sustainability movement. Take deep care, and we will see you next time! 

With love and gratitude, 

The Sacred Wood Essence Team

Written By: 

Kylie Ann Love


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