<<<<< palo santo >>>>>
Palo Santo, 'holy wood' is from the same family as Copol, Frankincense and Myrrh. And is used in a variety of spiritual, religious, medicinal and practical ways.
The aged sticks are wild harvested from natural wind fall from the forest floor. Once aged the fragrant smoke can be used to purify the air or to enhance your meditation practice.
The breu resin incense on the left from Incausa has palo santo flakes adding brightness (limonene) to the uplifting aroma.
Indigenous peoples have used palo santo decoctions and incense for relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and more. For shaman work, the oil is used to seal intentions while calling in Spirit Allies for support and protection.
Palo santo is also said to enhance creativity, deepen connections aiding in meditative practices working in concert with the pineal gland, or "third eye".
In aromatherapy the essential oils have complex therapeutic activities, including anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory and researchers are studying anti-cancer effects.
We have created a skin-loving nutrient rich blend with hemp oil, apricot oil and Turkish rose otto; for use as an aid to meditation or to nourish skin and hair.
photo on the right: Ashley Neese My Morning Smudging Ritual
monique herzig, alchemist, aesthetician