Palo  Santo  Powder 1/2 oz
The Zen Den San Pedro

Palo Santo Powder 1/2 oz

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This purchase is for one oz of Crushed Palo Santo
Crushed is very finely ground chip pieces

Resonate with all Chakras
Fresh, musky, minty, resinous smell
Planet: Pluto
Vibrates to number: 5
Elements of Earth and Air

Palo Santo, literally meaning “holy wood” in Spanish, is a tree that is widely distributed throughout Central and South America. Palo Santo is used in South America in much the same way as White Ceremonial Sage is used in North America - to combat negative energy and to cleanse the space.

It purifies the energy of a sacred circle or ceremonial practice while invoking the energy of the ancestors to join the Shaman. Use Palo Santo along with Sage and Cedar in any spiritual practice or meditation. Palo Santo also helps one return to alignment when feeling out of balance. It helps with the focusing of intentions by setting aside distractions and fears to set or achieve your goals. It reduces anxiety and stress to uplift your mood!

Palo Santo is different than many of the other smudging materials as it is fragrant in its raw form and does not necessarily need to be lit, though it usually is when being used for ceremonial purposes. Palo Santo is often used by Amazonian shamans in sacred plant spirit ceremonies; the rising smoke of the lit sticks is believed to enter the energy field of ritual participants to clear misfortune, negative thoughts and to chase away evil spirits. Its use reportedly dates back to the Inca era.

Traditionally, only the fallen branches and twigs of the tree are harvested, and this practice is regulated by the government of Peru to ensure that the trees do not become over-harvested. Unfortunately, as Palo Santo has become more popular, the illegal harvesting and cutting of trees has also greatly increased. Please be conscientious when sourcing this sacred and ancient gift. Please purchase sustainable Palo Santo.

It is believed that a tree or fallen branches must lie dead for 4-10 years before the medicinal and mystical properties of the wood begin to come alive. It is also believed that the branches of the Palo Santo that are felled by lightning have the highest concentration of medicinal and mystical properties.

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