*Includes 4 stick of Palo Santo that are approximately 4 inches in size.*
Palo Santo((Bursera graveolens), which translates to “Holy Wood” or “Wood of the Saints,” is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal.
Essence: Purifies Space, Enhances Meditation, Restores Harmony
A Note about Ethical Sourcing:
We source our Palo Santo wood from a fair-trade certified, ethically driven supplier that prioritizes the conservation of dry forestlands and the well-being of native communities. They only gather fallen Palo Sant sustainably, without ever cutting living trees. To ensure ethical sourcing and humane labor practices, they have independent third-party audits of their supply chain. They also use annually-regenerative harvest models to protect living Palo Santo trees and conserve the biodiversity of the dry forest.
Ethically Sourced Palo Santo
Is Palo Santo endangered?
Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) is not an endangered species. The confusion arises from the fact that the name "Palo Santo" is used for several unrelated botanical species. Bursera graveolens is the correct botanical classification for the Palo Santo tree that is commonly used and traded throughout the world. According to the IUCN Red List, the environmental status of Bursera graveolens is "Least Concern," and stable tree populations exist throughout Central and South America.
Bulnesia sarmientoi is a different species of tree, also called "Palo Santo," which is endangered due to commercial-scale construction use. It is listed on the CITES Appendix and the IUCN Red List database.
Social media posts claiming that there are less than "250 Mature Adult" Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) Trees remaining in the wild are factually incorrect and highly misleading. Palo Santo trees are endemic to the dry forest regions of Ecuador and Peru, and millions of hectares of dry forest land throughout these countries are home to an innumerable amount of native Palo Santo trees.
This is my personal ritual for burning Palo Santo:
Set the intention that the smoke of this Palo Santo will be cleansing any negativity & bringing in unconditional loving energy into any space it is burned in. Open those windows & light up your Palo Santo. Always end your session in gratitude, thanking the Holy Wood & Spirit for high vibes & protection!