Palo Santo /Peru/

Bursera graveolens

Removes negative energy, neutralizes tension in the body, calms the emotions and harmonizes the mind. Its fragrance will soothe your senses and help to de-stress. While the fragrance Palo Santo stimulates the brain, the body relaxes, the blood circulation increases, and we experience a feeling of mental clarity, peace and positive emotions. This sacred tree belongs to the citrus family and has sweet notes of pine, mint and lemon.

Sustainably-sourced & ethically wildcrafted. Ethical origin certified by SERFOR.


Palo Santo鈥攅thical origin, fragrance and properties

Our Palo Santo incense comes from Peru, is ethically sourced and certified by SERFOR. We support responsible, regenerative sourcing practices, & contribute to active reforestation efforts to ensure a long-term supply of the Bursera graveolens tree for future generations.聽We are very proud to partner with a sustainably-focused supplier & native communityies who oversee the sustainable and ethical trade of our beloved Palo Santo wood. Living trees are never cut down to make our Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens). We collect only naturally-fallen trunks and branches from the dry forests of Ecuador & Per煤, where this wood is abundant. Our smudge sticks are gathered in nature, split by hand, and treated with appreciation and respect, by the local families committed to helping share Palo Santo’s incredible benefits.聽

Palo Santo is one of the most popular and most used incense, otherwise known as the “Holy Tree”. It is most often used for spiritual cleansing and balancing the energy. Traditionally, it is also used as a natural remedy for colds and flu, as well as stress. It relieves asthma symptoms, headaches, anxiety, depression and reduces inflammation. Known for its calming effect, it also supports the immune and nervous systems, which aids faster recovery. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects, and also supports the fight against viral and fungal infections.

The ritual of using Palo Santo聽dates back to the Inca Empire, where it was used during spiritual ceremonies and as traditional medicine. Today, almost 500 years later, Palo Santo is still used in Central and South American communities by shamans and healers who believe in its power to purify the aura, increase the flow of good energy and protect against bad vibrations. Its uplifting fragrance is the perfect partner for meditation, yoga, and breathwork. Raise your vibrations and discover peace and grounding as you enter into a deeper connection with Earth and inner awareness. Palo Santo is much more than just another trend or pleasant fragrance, and should be treated as such – with respect for its mysticism, properties and the culture it comes from.

What is the difference between Peruvian-origin and Ecuadorian-origin Palo Santo?

As with many natural products, there are subtle differences between products of different geographical origin. Just as coffee beans from different parts of the world can vary in their colour, shape or taste, Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) trees also vary in their aroma depending on their specific geo-regional source. At the most basic level, our Ecuadorian Palo Santo is slightly smaller in size, more round in shape, with sweeter notes of cinnamon, vanilla, & coconut. The Peruvian-origin Palo Santo is bigger in size and more rectangular in shape, with the slightly spicier notes of citrus and mint. Both can exhibit aromatic notes of the other, depending on the particular pieces of wood. They are both very lovely & are simply two different varieties of our beloved Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) wood.

How to use Palo Santo incense sticks?

Palo Santo is nothing more than a small stick from a tree with a high content of essential oils. It is a completely natural product. To burn, hold Palo Santo over the flame for about half a minute at an angle of about 45 degrees. The stick is properly lit not when it starts to smoke gently, but only when it catches the flame. Then, allow it to burn for a moment and blow it out to put out the flame. At this point it will start to smoke generously. Direct the smoke to the places that you want to cleanse or put the Palo Santo in a ceramic dish. It is a ceremonial incense, used for rituals, encouraging a moment of peace and reflection when burning.

Smudging ritual: White Sage or Palo Santo?

White Sage and Palo Santo are similar in some ways, as both plants aim to purify energy – your space or your own, aiming for a more positive, serene environment and better well-being. Considering the history of these unique plants and the fact that their use was illegal in the past, when using them, we should come from a place of gratitude for these products and their power. Sage is a stronger plant, used to remove all energy from a space, leaving it energetically empty and ready for new, positive vibrations. If you work with heavy, negative energy, it is sage that will get rid of that energy. What energy are we talking about? Ultimately we try to get rid of dense, stagnant, or blocked energy. It can be energy on an emotional level (arguments or toxic relationships), energetic (subconscious) or physical (being with people all day at work).

Then, after smudging with sage, positive energy should be restored as it has been completely cleared. How to do it? With high-vibration music, meditation, setting the intention, using essential oils or another incense like Palo Santo, which attracts positive vibes. To simplify it: Sage cleanses the bad and Palo Santo restores the good. We tend to reach for Palo Santo every day, because it simply stimulates positive energy, while purifying the air and introducing a unique atmosphere. Since this product adds positive energy back into space, no additional steps are needed, however, always be mindful of using both plants and be respectful of this ancient practice.

Sage is a powerful plant that cleans bad vibes aggressively. Palo Santo incense purifies while adding good energy and leaving an uplifting atmosphere. That’s why these two products make the perfect pair. It’s good to cleanse the space with sage first, and then introduce some good vibes and the relaxing Palo Santo fragrance. We recommend to use sage when you feel the need, when you feel that your energy needs to be purified, changed. Work with it as needed, with intention when you feel a blockage on an energetic or emotional level. Palo Santo, on the other hand, is the perfect companion for everyday rituals and practices – it refreshes the space, introduces a warm, unique fragrance, ground and makes us in the here and now, supporting our awareness.

Natural incense for smudging rituals

Smudging is a mindfulness practice that increases awareness and spirituality. It enhances concentration, harmony and balances the energy that surrounds us. The cleansing ritual can also be performed when we want to free ourselves from unfavorable situations or emotions that currently accompany us. Carrying out such a ritual can become a sign for us that a given stage (for example worrying or uncertainty) is behind us and it is time to move on. Smudging, or cleasnsing, our space with dried plants affects not only the space itself, but also directly us, cleansing our aura.

In many indigenous cultures, plants are more than just living organisms and are considered to have a soul. Thus, burning the dried bundles of plants was a way to connect with the spiritual sphere and establish contact with the spirit of nature, which is then asked to lend its protective energy, in accordance with the intention of the practitioner.

Find out more about smudging here.

Weight 0.3 kg



Bursera graveolens



PL: Pochodzenie

Produkt pochodzi z Peru.
Produkt etycznego pochodzenia, certyfikowany przez SERFOR.

PL: Wymiary

Oko艂o 50g
Drewienka mog膮 nieznacznie r贸偶ni膰 si臋 rozmiarem ze wzgl臋du na ich naturalne pochodzenie.

PL: Jak u偶ywa膰

Trzymaj pod k膮tem 45 stopni, nast臋pnie podpal. Poczekaj a偶 si臋 rozpali, nast臋pnie zdmuchnij.
Nakieruj dym na miejsca, kt贸re chcesz oczy艣ci膰 b膮d藕 pozw贸l tli膰 si臋 kadzid艂u w przystosowanym do tego naczyniu.

鈥 Nie zostawiaj zapalonego kadzid艂a bez nadzoru
鈥 Nie stosuj na ods艂oni臋tych powierzchniach, poniewa偶 kadzid艂a mog膮 spowodowa膰 zabrudzenia popio艂em
鈥 Regularnie czy艣膰 podstawki na kadzid艂a, aby zapobiec zabrudzeniom od popio艂u
鈥 Trzymaj z dala od dzieci
鈥 Nie pal kadzid艂a, je艣li jeste艣 w ci膮偶y lub masz problemy z oddychaniem
鈥 Przed od艂o偶eniem kadzid艂a po zako艅czeniu u偶ytkowania upewnij si臋, 偶e jest ono ca艂kowicie zgaszone

EN: Origin

Our Palo Santo is Peruvian-origin.
Ethical origin certified by SERFOR.

EN: Dimensions

Approx. 50 grams.
The sticks may slightly vary in size due to their natural origin.

EN: How to use

Hold the Palo Santo stick at a 45 degree angle and light it. Allow a moment for the flame to catch, then blow it out.
Direct the smoke onto areas you wish to clean and purify, creating a sacred space. Re-light when required.

鈥 Never leave a lit incense alone whilst burning
鈥 Do not use on exposed surfaces as may cause Ash burns and staining
鈥 Clean incense holders regularly to prevent staining
鈥 Keep away from children
鈥 Please do not burn incense if pregnant or have breathing problems
鈥 Please insure incense is extinguished completely and properly before putting away

PL: Jak pakujemy

Nasze etykiety i opakowania

Etykiety, w kt贸re owini臋te s膮 nasze kadzid艂a, naklejka na pude艂ku oraz kartka z podzi臋kowaniem wewn膮trz paczki wykonane s膮 z ekologicznego papieru wykonanego z odpad贸w rolno-przemys艂owych. Papier, kt贸rego u偶ywamy powstaje poprzez zast膮pienie do 15% pulpy z drzewa pozosta艂o艣ciami organicznej kukurydzy, dzi臋ki czemu uzyskuje sw贸j kolor. Nasz papier jest certyfikowany przez FSC, wolny od GMO, w pe艂ni kompostowalny, nadaj膮cy si臋 do recyklingu, biodegradowalny, zawiera 40% pou偶ytkowych odpad贸w z recyklingu i jest produkowany z EKOenergy, co skutkuje 20% redukcj膮 艣ladu w臋glowego.

Ca艂y proces tworzenia papieru odbywa si臋 w Rossano Veneto niedaleko Wenecji we W艂oszech. Pozosta艂o艣ci organiczne s膮 przetwarzane z przetworzon膮 pulp膮, z wykorzystaniem w艂asnej energii elektrycznej producenta. Ceramiczne podstawki oraz lampy solne pakowane s膮 w wysokiej jako艣ci lniane woreczki, kt贸re mo偶na ponownie wykorzysta膰.

Nasze pude艂ka

Nasze pude艂ka wysy艂kowe posiadaj膮 certyfikat FSC i w 70% sk艂adaj膮 si臋 z materia艂贸w z recyklingu. Przestrzeganie wytycznych FSC umo偶liwia pozyskiwanie drewna przy jednoczesnym zachowaniu 偶ywotno艣ci las贸w oraz ich bogactw biologicznych. System FSC jest obecnie uznawany za jeden z najbardziej wiarygodnych w艣r贸d istniej膮cych na 艣wiecie system贸w certyfikacji zasob贸w le艣nych, Jako jedyny popierany jest przez g艂贸wne organizacje ekologiczne. Nasze pude艂ka w pe艂ni nadaj膮 si臋 do recyklingu.

Wype艂nienie paczki stanowi papier – ekologiczny, nadaj膮cy si臋 do recyklingu, wykonany z czystych, naturalnych w艂贸kien papierowych.

Biodegradowalne foliopaki

By chroni膰 Wasze paczki w transporcie, pude艂ka pakowane s膮 w ekologiczne foliopaki. Foliopak wykonany jest z folii LD PE oraz HD PE, z certyfikowanym dodatkiem d2w.

D2w to dodatek, kt贸ry zawiera mieszank臋 soli, dodawan膮 do surowego plastiku podczas procesu produkcyjnego. W obecno艣ci tlenu ten dodatek degraduje i biodegraduje tworzywo sztuczne. Oxo-bio plastik nie wymaga 艣wiat艂a s艂onecznego ani niczego innego ni偶 obecno艣膰 tlenu do degradacji. Po ca艂kowitym rozk艂adzie materia艂 przestaje by膰 tworzywem sztucznym i staje si臋 藕r贸d艂em po偶ywienia dla drobnoustroj贸w – po zako艅czeniu procesu pozostaj膮 woda, dwutlenek w臋gla i biomasa.

EN: Our packaging

How do we label & pack our products?

What you find on our products, inside and on our boxes is an eco-friendly paper made with agro-industrial waste.

To create our product labels, thank you cards, and box stickers we use an eco-friendly paper, which is made by replacing up to 15% of virgin tree pulp with the process residues of organic corn, which is how the colour is achieved. Our paper is FSC certified, GMO free, compostable, recyclable, biodegradable, contains 40% post-consumer recycled waste and is produced with EKOenergy, resulting in a 20% reduction in carbon footprint.

The whole process of creating the paper takes place at Rossano Veneto plant near Venice, Italy. The organic residues are processed with recycled pulp, using the producer鈥檚 very own electricity from an hydroelectric plant.

Ceramic incense burners and salt lamps are packed in reusable, high quality linen bags.

Our shipping boxes

Our shipping boxes are FSC certified and are 70% recycled. Compliance with FSC guidelines enables timber harvesting while maintaining the viability of forests and their biological richness. The FSC system is currently recognized as one of the most reliable among the existing forest resource certification systems. It is the only system supported by major ecological organizations. The boxes are fully recyclable.

The packages are filled with paper – eco-friendly, recyclable, made of pure, natural paper fibers.

Biodegradable mailers

To protect your packages during transport, the boxes are packaged in ecological mailers. The mailers are made of LD PE and HD PE foils, with the addition of certified d2w.

D2w is an additive which contains a mixture of salts that is added to raw plastic during the manufacturing process. Providing oxygen is present, this additive will degrade and biodegrade the plastic if it escapes into the open environment or into general waste. Oxo-bio plastic does not require sunlight or anything other than the presence of oxygen to degrade. Once it does, the material effectively ceases to be plastic and becomes a food source for microbes – when the process is complete, water, carbon dioxide, and biomass are all that remain.

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