Resin Incense - PALO SANTO STICKS ('Holy Wood')
* Sticks are roughly cut from natural Palo Santo wood, and all different in size and shape.
* Choose your quantity before adding it to your cart - the default is for a single stick.
Resin incense, botanical powders, flowers, leaves and woods can be burned for their natural scent, either over a charcoal disk or using a candle warmed censer (burner) - see our DISCOVER pages to learn more about resins and how to burn them, or for more information about Smudging.
Palo Santo means 'Holy Wood' in Spanish. The Bursera graveolens tree is from the same family as Frankincense & Myrrh, but is primarily native to South America. Using the burning timber as incense has traditionally been used against bad energy, or for good luck; the oil was used during the time of the Incas for its reputed spiritual purifying properties, and charcoal from the burnt wood has also been used for ritual smudging. Both the smoke and oil have been used for centuries for medical purposes, and the smoke is even used as an insect (mosquito) deterrent. Our Palo Santo sticks have a gorgeous, rich scent, with an undercurrent of frankincense, to which it is related.
Each stick is approx 10-11cm in length. To burn, light one end until alight - burn for no longer than a minute then blow out and allow the smoke to smoulder, in the same way you might use a smudge stick. Burn over a heat-proof dish to catch the ash. See our other listings for Palo Santo chips and resin.