DID YOU KNOW..? Palo Santo is also known as “HOLY WOOD”

DID YOU KNOW . . . ? Palo Santo is a mystical tree

  •  The TREE grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal.  
  • It is part of the citrus family and has sweet notes of Pine, Mint, and Lemon, but the first scent to hit you is that Lovely Woody Scent, this is then quickly followed by a Crisp Citrus Fragrance that mingles brilliantly together making a perfect Aroma.  

DID YOU KNOW . . . ? The History

In Spanish, the name literally means “Holy Wood”.  

  •  This fragrant wood is highly regarded Spiritually amongst Shamans and Healers who have used it in their Sacred Rituals and for Purifying for thousands of years by the Indigenous Peoples of South America, where its heavenly presence is still used today for keeping energies grounded and clear.  
  •  Palo Santo's benefits reach far and wide and is becoming very popular in Europe.

DID YOU KNOW . . .? - HEALTH BENEFITS

Palo Santo is enjoyed for its scent and beneficial properties.

  •  It is used for Health and Energy, it is also burnt for Purifying and Cleansing to Heal and Change the Energy of a Home OR Person, similar to Sage and Cedar.
  •  The Oil can only be extracted from dead trees and fallen branches using “Vapor Distillation”  WITHOUT the use of dangerous chemicals or solvents, this insures a high quality product.

AND OTHER USES.

  • It is great for Aromatherapy and can also be used during massage work to assist in healing and calming the immune and nervous systems for faster recovery of illness. 
  •  In Essential oil form, it works well for physical pain and inflammation containing high levels of D-Limonene (a compound found Naturally in Citric fruit Oils) and Monoterpenes (nontoxic compound found in Natural plant oils).

DID YOU KNOW . . .? It Can Be Used To Ward Off Bugs . . .

  • Palo Santo is an exceptional Natural Insect Repellent—in fact, that was one of its original uses. The next time you’re having a backyard barbecue or entertaining guests on the patio, leave a stick or two of the wood smouldering nearby.

 You’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor activities without the constant buzzing and biting, or even sprinkle a few wood chips of Palo Santo onto a BBQ when the coal is not hot enough to cook but it’s a shame to see it die. .

– IT WORKS we use it.

The sharp fragrance of Palo Santo is very effective for keeping persistent pests like flies, gnats, and mosquitoes at bay. Try burning Palo Santo in your Porch or Foyer to drive out bugs that have already found their way inside.

DID YOU KNOW . . . ? To Cleanse the Atmosphere in your Home.

 Many enthusiasts believe that Palo Santo contains powerful Spiritual Properties that can clear away Negative Energies.

  • To restore balance in your home, carry a burning stick from room to room, letting the smoke spread to the ceiling. Focus on sending peaceful, loving vibrations radiating outward with the smoke. 
  • To dispel stubborn lingering energies, combine a stick of Palo Santo with a bundle of dried sage— another potent item that’s commonly employed in cleansing rituals.

DID YOU KNOW . . . ? To Purify Your Own Aura.

  • Just as Palo Santo can be used to banish negative influences from your personal space, it can also work wonders on your mood.
  • Guide the stick slowly up and down the length of your body several times, letting the smoke hover a few inches away from you. Imagine your anxiety, fear, and anger dissipating with each pass. When you’re done, allow the wood to burn out on its own.
  • Avoid using water to extinguish a stick. This can make it hard to relight later.
  •  If you wish, you can recite a prayer of healing or wisdom while smudging.  Remember to keep the Palo Santo a safe distance from you at all times.

DID YOU KNOW ...? It can Treat the symptoms of a minor illness.

  • The essences of the smoke act similarly to compounds like camphor and menthol and have the ability to reduce the severity of nausea, sinus congestion, and headaches. 
  •  Avoid breathing the burning wood too deeply, or it could irritate your nose, throat, and lungs. It’s the fragrance you want, not the smoke. 
  • Another possible application for Palo Santo is as a safe, all-natural home remedy.
  • Palo Santo and other holistic remedies should be used with guidance.
  • The rich smell will bring Peace and Clarity to the moment along with Good Mental Feelings.
  • Genuine Palo Santo Oils and Sprays can be put into a diffuser or rubbed directly onto the body for more immediate results.   

 

And Finally, some advice . . .

  • Before buying, check to make sure the Palo Santo Products you’re looking at is Authentic.
  • Unfortunately, many shops are selling fake or inferior Palo Santo. After finally experiencing authentic Palo Santo, I now understand what the publicity is all about!
  • Wholesalers and then in turn Retailers are selling wood that has been Harvested Too Early which doesn't provide any of the Healing or Calming Effects and that is also not great for the environment.
  • If the wood is harvested too early it will look lighter in colour, and it won't have dark amber streaks in the grain of the wood. The wood should only be harvested from old trees that have died naturally, an ideal aging process involves a naturally fallen tree aged a minimum of three to five years, and often up to 10 years.
  • Older trees become more oil dense and the grain of the wood takes on a darker amber appearance when it has had time for those oils to occur naturally and ethically. 

and some helpful info . . .

  • The picture HERE shows the difference, the stick on the RIGHT is very light with NO amber streaks and trust me when I say it is NOT fragrant well it smells like burnt wood whereas the LEFT-HAND stick is a MUCH Darker Wood with visible streaks of Amber through the grain of the wood making it VERY Fragrant with a calming effect when burned.
  • Products made using POOR, CHEMICAL SUBSTITUTES often Pine wood similar to kindling, which is often soaked in cheap Palo Santo Oil, whereas at Scented and more, we ONLY SOURCE AND SELL genuine products.