What Is Palo Santo Wood?


The Spanish translation of palo santo is Holy Wood. 

Palo santo is a type of tree (Bursera graveolens) growing wild near the equator and down into South America.  This tree species is known for its healing properties and has a deep spiritual history. History immersed in ritual. 

Burned as a cleansing incense and used as a smudging tool to release a space from negative forces, palo santo wood invites practice with intention. The scent beckons a hundred stories; naturally occurring organic compounds limonene and terpineol produce a focal aura of citrus and cedar.  

Palo santo oil can be extracted from the tree and used for aromatherapy or perfume. You will remember the first time your senses met the material.  The quiet pleasure of palo santo is most cherished by those who have had stood witness to its power.

Learn of mindful ways to use palo santo wood and make the experience all your own. 

smuding palo santo wood