Palo Santo Sticks!
Sustainably Sourced, Ecologically Grown and Fairly traded!
Our Palo Santo wood is sustainably gathered from a reforestation project, which has created a Palo santo tree sactuary near the west coast of Equador. Where they have replanted 40,000 palo santo trees in the last 6 years.
Only naturally dieing branches are gathered, no trees are cut down. Once the tree branches die and fall, they must cure in the desert sun for another 3-5 years before processed. As this is how the resin content in the wood is sustained.
Our Palo Santo is utilized in a sustainable way, that allows traceability from planting, gathering and offering to the world.
Palo Santo ( holy wood in spanish) tree belongs to the same family (Burseraceae) as Copal, frankincense and myrrh. It is widely used in folk medicine. Palo Santo is rich in terpenes such as limonene and α-terpineol.
Palo Santo Traditional Uses:
Equidorian folk medicine recipe:
For Supporting flu, cough & asthma:
Prepare a tea Infusion:
~Cut 1 stick in half
~Simmer for 15-30 minutes
~Filter and drink with honey at night.
Other Traditional Uses:
Its smoke is prized as a repellent for mosquitoes, ants and other insects. It’s also utilized to cleanse and help to remove the bad energy from the home and body etc. The scent of Palo Santo is extremely soothing and transmits a powerful energy, that calms and promotes a sence of grounded wellness.
Shaman’s and healers have used to help cure many diseases; this is the reason why the Spanish that settled here call the tree “Santo”. If we think of the body as a house where we live, we can take into consideration the ancient rituals based on Palo Santo as the ancient peoples lacked modern knowledge of illnesses, which to them were all products of bad energy.
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