Palo Santo or "Holy Wood" is sweet smelling wood that grows in Central and South America. It can be burned much like incense to release it's bright and uplifting aroma, cleanse the environment of negative emotions and energies, and even repel mosquitos and other flying bugs. It is used in ceremony in a similar fashion as sage, however while sage is an excellent cleansing smoke, the smoke of Palo Santo is a direct messenger to the Divine and Spirit worlds. Use Palo Santo any time you will be setting an intention or calling in new energy, such as before yoga, prayer, or meditation, when moving into a new home, while traveling, during a new moon ritual, or simply in the morning as you imagine your day.
As with anything that burns, please do not leave unattended and burn on a heat safe surface or smudge bowl.