Palo Santo is derived from the majestic Palo Santo trees native to Central and South America. The aromatic oil of the wood is naturally secreted only after the trees branches have naturally died, fallen to the ground, and laid in place for 4-10 years. Used during healing ceremony, the woods grounding smoke is traditionally used to maintain groundedness while supporting in ascertaining spiritual messages and cultivating their teachings in daily life.
Palo Santo Burning Instructions: Hold flame on end of stick until it catches fire. Allow to burn down half an inch or so. Blow out. If the stick puts itself out while burning, relight and allow flame to burn longer before blowing out. With focused attention gently blow on the stick. Place on a non- flammable surface such as in a ceramic or glass vessel.
A note on Palo Santo: Palo Santo forests are being decimated to keep up with high market demand. Amoona Botanicals palo santo is soured from trees that have naturally come to the end of their life cycle and therefore do not pose a threat to the living trees that are in dire need of a rest from the heavy human hand to thrive.