Palo Santo Sticks -
One of the best known smudging rituals involves the use of white sage. Many native american tribes, medicine men and shamans also used Palo Santo. Its use can be traced back to the ancient Incan Empires. With similar properties to those of white sage, Palo Santo is an equally fragrant cleansing option.
Palo Santo, or Bursera graveolens is a mystical tree native to Mexico and South America. Palo santo may be burned, similar to incense, by lighting shavings of palo santo wood. In Peru, a shaman, or medicine man, reportedly lights palo santo sticks and the rising smoke will enter the "energy field" of ritual participants to "clear misfortune, negative energy and 'evil spirits'". 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.
These Palo Santo Sticks, or Holy Sticks are harvested using sustainable farming methods. They measure approx 4" each.
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