Palo Santo "Holy Wood" Powder, 2 oz. bag

$10.00


This listing is for one 2 oz. (by weight) bag of Palo Santo powder for burning. An instruction sheet on smudging is included.

Palo Santo is called "Holy Wood" and used by the indigenous peoples of the Andes for centuries for protection, purification, luck, and pain relief. It's heavenly scent is uplifting and healing. The botanical name for Palo Santo is Burseara graveolens, the frankincense tree is a very close relative. Our source for this product sustainably harvests in Ecuador. Palo Santo wood is left on the ground to age for 4 to 10 years from naturally fallen branches. This tree is native to the Galapagos Islands and dry South American forests. It is a valuable tree, protected by the government of Ecuador, which has strict requirements for harvesting.

Palo Santo powder is suitable for burning on a charcoal disk for incense and energetic smudging. Pass the smoke over your body, objects, or the room you are in for a healing energetic smudging, or simply to enjoy the beautiful fragrance! Lovers of herbal smudges and incense will welcome Palo Santo to their rituals and energetic practices. Charcoal tablets to add to your order can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/219137475/charcoal-tablets-two-tubes-for-smudging?ref=shop_home_active_1

Smudging and saining with sacred herbs and resins is a tradition as old as time, utilized by peoples of most spiritual and religious traditions. All herbs and resins have individual healing properties, known to our ancient ancestors, and used and appreciated in modern times, as well. White sage (Salvia apiana) is a powerful healing herb. Use the white sage on a charcoal disk to purify, clear, calm and neutralize chaotic or unwanted energies.

To smudge yourself or another, light the charcoal disk in a burning vessel such as a shell, wait for it to ash over, place the loose herb on the charcoal, and direct smoke (this is typically done with a feather) toward the heart first, then over the head, down the arms and the front of the body. To smudge a home, open windows if possible to allow the room to clear. Walk room to room wafting smoke as you go, say a personal blessing if needed. For objects, waft smoke over object or pass object through the smoke (if small).

"The word ‘smudge’ comes from the old English word smogen. It is cited in several dictionaries as coming from 1400-50 late Middle English. It means to smear, blur, obscure, to smother with smoke, to use dense smoke to protect an area from insects. Another meaning is also ‘taken by surprise’. In English the term ‘smudge’ also means smut or dirt. It has been in use since the 15th century, and first appeared after the Norman conquest, so it’s certainly of Germanic origin." - Rachel Patterson

Smudging is a common vernacular for the sacred smoke bowl blessing, a powerful clearing and cleansing technique for your body, tools, crystals and home. Smudging is a recommended and welcome practice on a frequent basis to clear negative or stagnant energy, clear energies from your body and mind after work, and to purify the air during and after illnesses of all kinds. Also a wonderful tool to cleanse new items entering your home, or after visitors exit, to neutralize and charge the air with positive energy. Smudging can, and should, be done during ritual of any tradition, to create sacred space, and charge ritual tools.

From our home in the foothills of North Carolina to yours...happy smudging for your health and well-being. Smudge daily!

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