❥ The Truth Behind Palo Santo
History: Palo santo is a sacred tree native to South America. From the dry interior regions Argentina and Paraguay, Peru & Ecuador, of and having a resinous heartwood used for incense.
Indigenous Latin American cultures have used its wood in traditional healing and spiritual ceremonies for centuries. A cousin of both frankincense and myrrh, palo santo literally means "holy wood or “holy stick”.
Similar to Sage and Cedar, Palo Santo is most widely used for spiritual purification and energy (house) cleansing. Once the wood sticks are burned, the smoke is believed to clear negative energy and restore tranquility and calm emotions.
Due to its recent popularity and demand Palo Santo harvest has created a myriad of problems overseas.
Increasing illegal deforestation are causing an acceleration of climate change with the rise of the forests temperature creating the fire hazard we have been experiencing all around the world over the last few years.
At Let’s jam, we are very proud to announce that our Palo Santo comes from legit farmers that doesn’t create illegal deforestation.
Our Palo Santo comes to us with a certificate assuring it comes form legit farms - growing it and harvesting ethically without and deforestation.
What to use it for:
- As incense
- To cleanse energy from a room
- Cleanse all crystal
- To get rid of bad smell, in the house, kitchen & bathroom
How to use:
- Light a palo santo stick with a candle, lighter, or match.
- Hold the stick downward at a 45-degree angle.
- Let the stick burn for 30 seconds.
- Blow out the flame. Place the stick in a heatproof dish to let it burn.
- Air out the room afterwards if you can.
And voila! That's all the information you need in a nutshell to start smudging!
Here is a link to the Palo Santo we have on store.
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❥ Peace & Love from Joy & Happy
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