The Power of Palo Santo

Palo Santo, also known as “Holy Wood,” is a powerful and fragrant wood designed for cleansing and smudging.


Palo Santo helps to reduce stress and is used to purify and cleanse the mind and body. Palo Santo includes limonene which is said to help relieve pain and has anti-inflammatory properties. The fragrant aroma of Palo Santo helps to activate certain neural pathways to decrease stress. Palo Santo has been used by healers and shamans for years and the scientific community is continually researching these qualities.


  1. Purify and cleanse
  2. Stress reduction
  3. Anti-inflammation
  4. Mind and body wellbeing

How to Use

  1. Light the tip of your Palo Santo
  2. Allow it to burn for a few minutes then blow out the flame
  3. Breathe in the fragrant smoke and cleanse your space, an object or yourself
  4. Place your Palo Santo in a heatproof dish and allow it to burn out *make sure not to leave it unattended

Palo Santo is an amazing accompaniment to sage. Purchase Palo Santo individually, or buy the Small Smudge Kit which is a great starting point. It can be used for stress reduction, pain relief, and general wellbeing. Use your palo santo to release negative energy and invite positivity into your life.

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Written by Tranquil Wellbeing