“Holy Wood” in Spanish, Palo Santo is a wild tree with a strong spirit used for thousands of years by Shamans in South America to heal bring good well-being and add positive energy/blessings to a space. It has a citrus aroma which helps to calm the mind.
– Each pack contains 4 rolls of incense
– Rolls are 5cm long by 1.5cm in diameter
– Burn time: 25 minutes. Rolls can also be split into 2 or 3 parts.
– Easy light
– 100% natural incense made of palo santo wood (Bursera Graveolens)*
*Palo Santo is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of botanicals such as Bursera Graveolens, Bulnesia Sarmientoi (also known as Verawood) and Guaiacum (often abbreviated to Guaiac) which is where much of the confusion has begun. Only Bulnesia Sarmientoi (Verawood) and Guaiacum (Guaiac) are listed as an endangered species. Bursera Graveolens is not listed as an endangered species or filed on CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).
Palo Santo from the Bursera Graveolens tree is not cut from living trees. This is a prohibited practice as the species is considered sacred. The holy wood is harvested only if it has fallen naturally. The fallen wood then needs 3 to 5 years of drying to produce the right conditions for the oils to be released and for it to burn and smoke correctly. These trees are still considered vulnerable and a lot is being done to support the many small communities which rely on the industry.
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