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5 Amazing healing benefits of Palo Santo wood. " Holly Wood"

What is Palo Santo????

Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to other healing resources like Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. In Spanish its name means "Holly Wood." It has sweet notes of pine, mint and lemon and is part of the citrus family.

1. Spiritual Cleansing and higher connection to source

It is a strong medicine that has been popularised for its heavenly presence in

keeping energies grounded and clear.

This happens when the wood is burned or smudged, purifying the room. It provides an uplifting scent that raises your vibration in preparation for meditation and allows deeper connection with source of all creation.

2.Used for Healing

Palo Santo is used traditionally to relieve symptoms of stress, anxiety, headaches, depression, the common cold, flu symptoms, emotional pain, inflammation and more. you can obtain Palo Santo in the form of essential oils and is used in massage and Aromatherapy. It is great for calming the immune system and nervous system for faster recovery of illness It contains high levels of D-limonene and Monotropenes that are useful for cancer symptoms.

3. Inspiring creativity and bringing love and good fortune.

When burning Palo Santo sticks for a ritual that will welcome creativity, Love and good fortune into your space. The wood will cleanse and will help brighten the energy and promote feelings of positivity and Joy. The scent has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, which can then enhance clarity and concentration.

4.Protection and removal of negative energy

When used in a smudging or burning ritual, Palo santo can eliminate negative energy, creating a calmer, more tranquil space. It is important to set you intention about what you want to clear out of your space, then cleanse all around the area, removing any negative energy, uplifting your vibration and filling your home with good fortune.

5.Keeping insects Away

When burning the Palo Santo it creates a fresh smoke that wards off mosquitoes and other flying insects. Palo santo features volatile oils and aromatic resins that communicate a warning sign to biting insects, but with out the use of harsh chemicals. This is one of the prime uses for the people who live in Ecuador and Peru.

Burning 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.

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