Palo Santo: good reasons to use itSolstizio Milano
The Palo Santo plant or “Holy wood”, scientifically called “Bursera graveolens”, is a wild tree that grows in the dry tropical forest of the Pacific coast of South America, and in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, where it can grow up to 9~15 meters in height.
The production of Palo Santo products takes place respecting the environment and the tree: the naturally fallen branches are used, the woods must remain on the ground for 4 to 10 years, and it is precisely during this time that the wood matures its essence, its extraordinary properties, and the characteristic smell of Palo Santo, given by mucilage’s that cover the wood on the ground, inducing a natural fermentation.
Used since ancient times by shamans in magical healing and purification rites, and in the Inti Raymi ceremony – summer solstice – the quality of “Bursera graveolens” is known for its countless properties.
It purifies environments and people from negativity: used in the form of incense, stakes, dust, and shavings are burned, during purification and meditation ceremonies its unique aroma can perform an energetic and vibrational cleansing.
Psycho-physical relaxing harmonizes body, mind, and spirit, restoring inner balance. Its aroma gives a sense of peace and serenity.
Excellent as an anti-mosquito: its scent naturally removes mosquitoes, flies, and other insects.
Easy to use even in our daily life.