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How to burn Palo Santo

Palo Santo is a fragrant wood that has been used for centuries in traditional South American and indigenous cultures for its spiritual and healing properties. Burning Palo Santo is believed to help clear negative energy, improve mood and promote relaxation. Here is a short guide on how to properly light and burn Palo Santo:

  1. Choose high-quality Palo Santo sticks: Look for sticks that are sustainably sourced, ethically harvested and have a rich aroma such as our Peruvian and Ecuadorian Palo Santo sticks.

  2. Prepare your space: Clear any clutter, open windows or doors for ventilation, and create a safe place to hold your Palo Santo stick.

  3. Light the Palo Santo stick: Hold one end of the stick over a flame for about 30 seconds until it catches fire. Then, blow out the flame, and let the smoke waft around your space.

  4. Move the stick around: Use a feather, your hand or a dish to spread the smoke around your space. You can focus on specific areas, such as corners, doorways or objects.

  5. Set your intention: As you light your Palo Santo, set an intention or say a prayer for what you want to manifest or release.

  6. Extinguish the stick: When you are done using your Palo Santo, gently press the ember end into a fireproof container, such as a bowl of sand or a smudging dish, until it is fully extinguished.

Remember to use Palo Santo with respect and intention. Avoid inhaling the smoke directly, and keep it away from children and pets. With proper care and attention, burning Palo Santo can be a beautiful and transformative ritual.

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