Also known as Holy Wood
History of Smudging | Palo Santo
Sacred Smoke (Resin | Herbs | Bark -Woods | Botanicals) The smoke of medicinal plants and natural substances has been used extensively in many cultures for cleansing and healing. It is seen as a bridge to the higher realms; a way to clear spiritual and emotional negativity that has built up in a space or a person. Smudging is often done before a ceremony or special gathering, or even after an argument to clear the air. Although the spiritual benefits of these practices might be viewed with skepticism, the health benefits are proven.
- Spiritual purifying and energy cleansing
- Can help brighten energy and promote feelings of positivity and joy
- Raise your vibration, and discover peace and groundedness as you sink into a deeper connection to the Earth and your inner consciousness
- Palo santo tea (made by simmering the wood in hot water) acts as a natural digestive aid. – Palo santo is used to treat a wide variety of physical ailments including colds, flus, anxiety, depression, asthma, bronchitis, headaches, and emotional trauma
- Set an intention about what you want to clear out of your space, then move from corner to corner, removing any bad energy, uplifting your spirit, and filling your home with good fortune.
- Releasing a calming scent to the olfactory and limbic systems of the body and brain and in turn creating a sense of relaxation and calm
- volatile oils and aromatic resins that communicate a warning sign to pesky bugs, but without the harsh chemicals of products such as DEET
General Practice Instructions
- Use a candle, match or lighter to ignite your stick of Palo Santo. Hold at about a 45 degree angle pointing the tip down toward the flame.
- Allow it to burn for about 30 secs to 1 minute and then blow out. Move about your workspace, home, car, bathroom or anywhere you would like to clear the energy.
- The rich smell will also bring peace and clarity to the moment along with good feelings . When finished, place the stick in a fire proof bowl of metal, glass or clay. The glow will end on its own unless you blow on the ember which will keep the smoke going. Always use caution and respect when working with fire.
Warning: Burn for short periods of time, consult physician prior to use if experiencing asthma or other respiratory and lung problems