Palo Santo is a very sacred tree that grows on the coast of South America. It is related to Frankincense and Myrrh. It is named by the Indigenous people and is Spanish for ‘Holy Wood’.
Many people report that it is very effective in clearing space for ritual, spiritual work and removing dense or unwanted energy, as well as calling positive energy into the space.
Avalon by Nature promotes respectful and principled use of Palo Sant and asks customers to respect the traditions of the South American First Nations and to use with reverence and care.
To use: holding the stick over a saucer or bowl, light the tip so that smoke is generated. Stand at the entrance of the space you wish to clear and move in a direction that is consistent throughout the whole area. Using a feather or your hand, waft the smoke through and around the space, ‘collecting’ dense energy for removal. Return to starting position and send the energy out of your space for Universal cleansing and transmutation. Safely extinguish the stick and store safely for reuse.
Since Time Immemorial, resins from local trees were found to have sacred properties that assisted healers and spiritual leaders to create sacred space, clear and protect energy. Mixed with flowers, leaves, roots or stems, blends have been created and used for scent, wellbeing and healing. Over time, knowledge about the properties of resins and herbs was shared and improved to the understandings we have today.
Frankincense and Myrrh are the most commonly known sacred resins, but as our knowledge expands, so does the range of sacred herbs and resins. It is beneficial to be aware of Culture and how we use sacred tools from cultures other than our own. Where possible, I will put the origins of the resins to assist with this.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
These resins are sold for incense or spellwork. They have not been packaged or intended to be used for any other purpose.
The descriptions provided include entertaining and historical use, not recommended use.
Always consult qualified practitioners in herbal medicine.
Bundles of herbs tied with string and burnt as part of ritual cleansing and purifying is a process that has been used by people for thousands of years. These herb bundles aid in dispelling negative thoughts, finding calm amongst chaos and opening the heart to gratitude, they are perfect for healers, practitioners and for personal smudging rituals, as they are smaller and ideal for individual session use. They are also a wonderful addition to smudging packs.
To use: holding the bundle over a saucer or bowl, light the tips so that smoke is generated. Stand at the entrance of the space you wish to clear and move in a direction that is consistent throughout the whole area. Using a feather or your hand, waft the smoke through and around the space, ‘collecting’ dense energy for removal. Return to starting position and send the energy out of your space for Universal cleansing and transmutation. Safely extinguish the herb bundle.