Let's go on a mini journey into the magickal world of smoke cleansing with Palo Santo.
What is smoke cleaning?
Palo Santo and other smoke cleansing can help not only to refresh the energy in any space but also your thinking. The act of smoke cleansing itself provides you with a mini-meditation, a point of inflection to mentally make a change, cast out negative energy, set new intentions, and welcome in a fresh new vibration.
Why Palo Santo?
Palo Santo is a sacred wood that has healing properties and is native to the coast of South America. In Spanish, Palo Santo means “holy wood” or wood of the saints. It is a strong medicine that has been popularized for its heavenly presence in keeping energies grounded and clear. The aroma is just incredible, very fresh with hints of mint and citrus, proving to be one of the most fragrant woods.
Know the Endangered Species
Palo Santo includes a variety of botanicals such as Bursera Graveolens, Bulnesia Sarmientoi and Guaiacum which is where much of the confusion about Palo Santo being endangered has begun. Only Bulnesia Sarmientoi (Verawood) and Guaiacum (Guaiac) are listed as an endangered species. Bursera Graveolens is not listed as an endangered species.
Our Palo is Sustainably Harvested
The Palo Santo we source and share with you are all from the Bursera Graveolens tree. This tree is not endangered and is not filed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Our Palo Santo supplier practices sustainable harvesting and only collects fallen wood from the Bursera Graveolens variety.
Explore Rituals & Ceremonies
Many cultures have spiritual practices that include performing smoke clearing. They do this to clear energy, invite specific energy in, keep energies grounded, send prayers or offerings, and beyond. What do you need right now? Create your own ritual and as you cleanse your space by including other practices innto your smudging ritual
Step-by-Step Smoke Cleanse Ritual
Set your intentions for what you want to clear out and call in.
If you're inside, consider opening a window. Light the wood and allow it to catch a flame. Gently blow out the flame and allow it to smoulder. Repeat as desired.
Waft the smoke around your space and make sure your actions are filled with intentions. Think about the energy you want for the space and imbue that into all of your actions.
Happy smoke cleansing beautiful soul!