Palo santo, purifying Holy wood
Everyone knows Palo Santo. Maybe not by name, but at least because the fragrance is often used in some Finnish sauna’s or for home fragrances or massage oils. The smell comes from the Palo Santo wood that grows in South America. It’s a special kind of wood for its smoke purifies the environment when you burn it. The fragrance is earthly and natural, but mystic at the same time.
What exactly is palo santo?
Palo Santo literally means holy wood and is, just as white sage, originate from the native Indians in South America. Centuries ago they already used it during ceremonies to clear the aura and to heal from negative influences. In Europe too, people choose to buy the holy wood to clean their houses or just for the fragrances in their purest form. The fragrance can be described as a warm, wooden and light aroma with a sweet touch that sometimes slips through. In comparison with white sage (that is also used for the same purpose), Palo Santo gives off a very mild odour. We can’t imagine anybody who wouldn’t be charmed by the natural and therefore spiritual smell.
Palo santo from Peru and Ecuador
The Palo Santo wood is supplied to us and is originated from Peru and Ecuador. The trees are very rare and therefore they are not cut down. It’s taken only from the wood of fallen trees to reap and sell.