This listing Palo Santo wood sticks. Available in a 1 stick pack or a 3 stick pack. Each stick measures approx 4" long (range 3.75" - 4.25").
Palo Santo (Burseara Graveolens) or "Holy Wood" is a tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal.
It is an aromatic wood used for centuries by the Incas and other cultures as a spiritual remedy. Used for incense and smoke cleansing it creates a pleasant, fresh smelling smoke with hints of mint and citrus with underlying notes of frankincense. Thought to purge bad spirits, it is also said that it enhances creativity and brings good fortune.
PLEASE NOTE--> Peruvians harvest fallen branches and twigs of the B. graveolens tree, a practice that is regulated by the government of Peru, so trees are not cut for wood harvesting!
Smoke cleansing is the tradition of burning herbs for emotional, psychic, and spiritual purification, and is a common practice among many religious, healing, and spiritual traditions. It is a beneficial way to cleanse a person, place or an object of negative energies or influences. It is also an effective method for energizing or blessing a person, place or object.
Smoke cleansing can be useful when you're feeling depressed, angry, resentful, unwell or after you have had an argument with someone. It is common to cleanse yourself, the space and all the guests or participants before a ritual or ceremony or celebration. You can cleanse your home or workspace as part of a general spiritual housecleaning, and you can cleanse crystals or other objects of any negative or lingering energy with a smoke cleansing ritual.
How to Cleanse with Smoke:
Any action undertaken with intention and belief can become a potent ritual, so consider your intention before you cleanse and hold it clearly in your mind. Smoke cleansing should be done with care, with reverence and in an attitude of love.
A candle flame is recommended to light the herb or incense stick as it may take a little time to get the stick smoking. Once the stick is alit with flame, blow it out so that the stick is smoldering, not burning - be careful not to blow ash everywhere.
Alternately, you can break up the leaves into small pieces and place them in a heat proof container and burn the leaves alone. A common dish to use is an abalone shell.
You can cleanse yourself, a room or an entire building. Fan the smoke and allow it to swirl around the area intended. Use on areas where you feel there are blockages or where there has been or is physical, emotional, or spiritual pain. Imagine the smoke lifting away all the negative thoughts, emotions and energies that have attached themselves to you and your environment. If you are feeling depressed, for instance, you could visualize the smoke carrying away all your feelings of depression.
Smoke cleansing is often used to cleanse crystals for healing. Simply pass the crystal through the smoke and focus positive intention into the crystal.
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