Artisanal fragrant speckled resin incense sticks made from a blend of Breu resin and high resin Palo Santo wood. The Palo Santo trees, (Bursera graveolens), have already completed their life cycle and died naturally, from 40 to 90 years. Once the tree has fallen, an alchemical process of natural transformation that lasts between 4 and 10 years takes place. Only after that time has passed does the wood receives its aromatic and healing properties and is consecrated as Holy Wood (Palo Santo).
Breu resin comes from the Almacega tree of the Amazon rainforest, also known as sacred Breu (Breuzinho or White Breu). It is used in healing rituals, to ward off dark spirits and invite good energy. Also known for possessing properties that could bring regression experiences and conscious dreams after ritualistic use. Breu’s aromatic resin is rich in alpha and beta-amyrina triterpenes, which possess anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and gastro-protective properties.
It is said that the spirits of the palo santo trees materialize in the essential oil and are responsible for its special qualities. The Palo Santo has always been linked to shamanic rituals of different cultures and dates back to the time of the Inca Empire. The Tongue-Maskoy (indigenous people of Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina) have the belief that a fire made with Palo santo wood prevents evil spirits come to the houses. It is used in ceremonies with teacher plants and medicines such as Ayahuasca, both in Europe and in America. It is inspiring to think of the first people who discovered its long lasting torch property and beautiful scent and it is easy to understand how it evolved into a valued and sacred gift.
9 Incense Sticks per box. Each 5" stick burns for up to 1 hour.