Palo Santo Bundle (5 sticks)
Palo Santo Bundle (5 sticks)
A bundle of 5 palo santo smudge sticks. Smudging is a practice to clear a space of negative energy to create a calmer more tranquil space. Much like sage, palo santo is burned, with its smoke used to cleanse the room, attracting positive energy and releasing the negative. A perfect gift to cleanse the home before bringing baby home or ideal for a new house move.
Palo santo invites a daily mindful ritual alone or with children. It's well-known uses include inspiring creativity, cleansing spaces, & bringing both love and good fortune. It is often used before and during your meditation. Its uplifting scent helps to raise your vibration and is often used for setting intentions.
Choose a stick of palo santo wood from your bundle and hold one end of the stick over a flame 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 either allow IT to go out on its own or gently blow out. To increase the smoke blow gently on the glowing ember. Move the stick around the room including corners to clear any negative energy. Say a few words as you go, like 'negative energy leave this space, we welcome positivity and a happy home' - or something similar that works for you. When you are finished place the stick in a fire proof bowl; the glowing ember will go out on its own. Thanks to the slow-burning nature of palo santo wood, the sticks can be lit and relit many times. so don’t be shy, share the love!
Mindfully choose your stick. If you invite your child to do it with you, notice the care and attention they apply in the choosing, and attempt to practice the same curiosity. Then notice the sound of the match as you light the stick, the smell of the burn and the flame. Become aware of the pause as you wait for the flame to work, then become aware of your breath and your shift of attention to blow the flame out. Set an intention for yourself for the day or that moment. Then take your time moving mindfully from room to room noticing how the smoke spirals and changes shape, how it changes the space around you, how it changes the air. Take a deep breath in and notice your body within the room.
MORE ABOUT PALO SANTO
The Spanish translation of Palo santo is Holy wood. Palo santo is a type of tree growing wild near the equator and down into the south coast of America, related to frankincense myrrh and copal it is part of the citrus family and has notes of pine mint and lemon.
The natural fallen trees and branches lie dead for 4-10 years before they are naturally and sustainably harvested, this time allows for the full medicinal properties of the wood to become activated.
Palo Santo is traditionally used for relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and more.