Tips on how to use Palo Santo

Tips on how to use Palo Santo


If you have ever smelled the beautiful, rich, and soothing aroma of Palo Santo, you have probably felt the charm of this holy tree. Native Americans have revered the Palo Santo tree since the Incan Empire, when it was employed in spiritual rites and ceremonies. Here're the reasons why Akarii loves this ingredient.

Origins of the Palo Santo

Except for Belize and Panama, the Palo Santo tree grows wild throughout South America and Central America. This tree is utilized in spiritual activities for a variety of purposes. When burnt, the smoke is said to cleanse bad energy from people, as well as a place (e.g. a room) or item. Additionally, the Palo Santo tree's powerful spirit may be summoned to provide stability and inspiration.

 Shamans across the Amazonia have utilized Palo Santo to heal maladies such as the common cold and flu, asthma, headaches, tension, anxiety, and emotional suffering. In Ecuador and Peru, the Palo Santo is commonly used as a natural insect repellant, particularly against mosquitoes. Palo Santo is so sacred that it must never be chopped down; any wood used in ceremony must come from fallen branches.

Meditation, calming & clearing benefits of Palo Santo

Palo Santo wood is very aromatic, accumulating fragrant oil and resin in the wood fiber to generate its characteristic scent. When burnt, the wood emits a rich, aromatic smoke. In ceremonies, Palo Santo is used to cleanse and fight off negative energy. The wood is also utilized to speak with the divine, heal physically and spiritually, and boost attention and mindfulness during meditation.

Cleansing with Palo Santo

Palo Santo dispels negativity, removes impediments, and attracts good fortune. To cleanse, a stick is lighted and then extinguished. The tip will smolder and release thick, white, scented smoke. This is moved about the area to be cleaned, ensuring that the smoke reaches all corners. While doing so, the cleaning proposal is announced. Palo Santo powder may also be used with smudge sticks or herb bundles for cleaning.

Meditation with Palo Santo

Palo Santo wood is beneficial for meditation because it heightens consciousness, promotes mental clarity, and develops connections to the spiritual. In order to meditate, a piece of wood is allowed to smolder in an incense bowl while the aroma is breathed. Meditation is aided by inhaling this divine scent. Without burning, a Palo Santo bead necklace or bracelet may be worn to connect with the wood's spirit while enjoying the divine scent.  

Healing with Palo Santo

While the Palo Santo wood and oil are thought to have therapeutic capabilities, it is better utilized for spiritual or vibrational healing. In addition to cleaning away bad energy caused by pain and disease, burning the wood or incense in a sick room is thought to offer antibacterial, antiviral, and soothing qualities.

Treat this wood with respect and it will reward you.

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