Palo Santo Wood - Burserea graveolens - from Peru.
We've added Large Palo Santo Wood sticks to our product line. These sticks average 6 inches in length and 2.8 ounces in weight and are sold by the stick.
Sweet Palo Santo wood, a.k.a Holy wood, has been used since ancient times by the Incas as a spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing. It is said to cleanse a space of negative energies.
Palo Santo wood is harvested under government supervision by the natives of the Peruvian jungle. Palo Santo trees often drop their twigs and branches and the wood is collected from the ground. No trees are destroyed in the collection of our wood.
These sticks can be lit alone as is and will burn for a few seconds to a minute or so and extinguish themselves, filling a space with a sweet warm fragrance.
The wood can also be ground and powdered and used in small amounts as an ingredient in incense mixtures.
Mixes wonderfully with all the copal resins, sandalwood, vanilla, balsams, benzoin, etc.
Synonyms: Holy wood, Bulnesia sarmienti
Origin: South America; most notably the tropical forests of Peru
Parts Used: wood
Aroma Description: warm, delicately sweet, rosy-woodsy
Emotional Attributes: cleansing/purifying, strengthening
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy
Culinary Uses: once a flavoring for the food industry
Medicinal Attributes: bitter, antiseptic, used to reduce tension, inflammation and to control convulsions. Treats acne, wounds and dermatitis
Element Association: Air
Magical Associations: Luck
Astrological Association: Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius
Planetary Association: Mercury
Season: Spring, Summer
Aromatic Note: Base to Middle note
Essential Oil: Yes, a steam distilled essential oil is made, though very difficult to find.
Mixes Well With: benzoin, copal-black, copal-gold, copal-white, frankincense, iris root, lavender, myrrh, oakmoss, sandalwood, tolu balsam, tonka beans, vanilla, etc.
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