Palo Santo - Shredded Loose

$2.50

Cut, Shredded and Sifted version of Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) or Holy Stick, is a natural wood aromatic smoke incense used for centuries by the Incas as a spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing and to get rid of evil spirits, misfortune and calamity.

Size: 1 oz tube

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Instructions for use: Can be burned on charcoal briquettes.

Burning herbs and resins (aromatic tree sap) is one of the oldest form of incense. Long before there were sticks and cones, people would add fragrant botanicals to fire to create beautiful smelling smoke to entice their deities or to please themselves. It is believed this is one of the most powerful means of working with herbs to imbue a space, an object or a person with holy qualities.

The name Palo Santo means "Holy Wood", and what a fitting name that is. The magic of Palo Santo is in the alchemical process that happens after the death of a limb or a tree. You see, in order for the Palo Santo to gain its magical and medicinal properties it must die, but not just any death only a natural death of a wise old limb or tree. The Palo Santo trees live for 80 to 90 years. After this death the tree must remain in its natural habitat for 4 to 10 years to complete its metamorphosis. Only then do its sacred, medicinal and mystical properties come alive.

Palo Santo has been used for thousands of years in Peru and Ecuador by shamans and healers. Travel today through the Andes Mountains you still find shamans, curanderos, and healers using Palo Santo as part of their ceremonies and healing rituals, evidence that its use more alive than ever in their culture. Increasingly the healing properties of Palo Santo are finding its way into the rest of the world as one of the truly great resins of Mother Earth. It has capacities in both physical and metaphysical realms.

Palo Santo has even caught the attention of western scientific researchers for it chemical properties which include limonene and monterpenes that are being studied for their anti cancer effects. It is truly amazing that this Holy Wood can at once, through its healing scent and sacred smoke, provide energetic protection, remove bad energy, uplift the spirit and bring good luck as well as ethno-botanical uses.

Aroma Description: warm, delicately sweet,rosy-woodsy

Element Association: Air

Magical Associations: Luck, Protection

Astrological Association: Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius

Planetary Association: Mercury

Mixes Well With: benzoin, copal-black, copal-gold, copal-white, frankincense, iris root, lavender, myrrh, oakmoss, sandalwood, tolu balsam, tonka beans, vanilla, etc.

About Shaman’s Market

These items are lovingly created by Shamans Market exclusively for our customers. We make thoughtful choices when creating all our products so that we honor the earth and all her creation and Live in Harmony with all that is. When you shop Shamans Market, you support fair & ethical trade, artisan made, healthy body and spirit, and cultural preservation.

Our Story

Shamans Market is a labor of love and service. We began our spiritual journey in 1994, learning from wisdom keepers of many earth honoring wisdom traditions, mostly in the Americas. We have traveled extensively in Peru and made many meaningful heart connections with the people of this amazing country.

In 1999, after running out of many of the products we use in our Shamanic practice (and not having a trip to Peru in sight) we decided to import products for our friends and community. We are as excited today as we were then to support the growing shamanic community in the US and globally. Additionally, providing a fair trade outlet for the exquisite artisans and the indigenous people of the Andes, Amazon, Tibet and other countries around the world!

Over the years our offerings have grown. We are pleased to now offer lifestyle products to promote living in harmony with each other and our Earth.

Our Mission

To offer quality products that promote a lifestyle of living in harmony with each other and our Earth.

Shamans Market offers fair trade, eco-friendly, artisan made, organic, natural, products. Many of these products support indigenous people who maintain their ancient wisdom and culture.

Where Our Producers Live and Work

A majority of our offerings come for Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Central America, Tibet, Nepal, India and the USA.

Projects We Support

Amazon rainforest preservation, medical support to Indigenous people & preserving indigenous wisdom by supporting the following non-profit charities: The Heart of the Healer Foundation, Camino Verde, Amazon Promise and Green America.