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Palo Santo {Post Sage}


So if you read our last post, Sage This, you learned all about cleansing your personal space of negative energy and vibrations. Many people stop right there with this cleansed, fresh space, but if you REALLY want to create a vibrant, positive field of energy it’s best that you follow your Saging ritual with some Palo Santo. In Spanish, Palo Santo literally translates into “Holy Wood.”

“Palo what you say?” Palo Santo! Palo Santo is a South American wood believed to possess mystical and spiritual powers. Traditionally used for relieving colds, flu, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, and inflammation; Palo Santo as an essential oil is fantastic for healing and hands-on benefits. It is also used in many religious and sacred ceremonies to supply protection, rid negative energy, elevate the mood, and fill the space with blessings. Palo Santo is chockfull of brain-oxygenating terpenes, limonene and a-terpineol which are believed to boost and brighten spirits.

According to Energy Muse here are the proper steps to using Palo Santo

  1. “Light your Palo Santo stick.
  2. Let the stick catch fire, and allow it to burn for about 30 seconds. Then, gently blow out the flame. If needed, you can blow on the embers to keep the smoke going throughout the process.
  3. Say aloud or silently, “I ask that the plant spirit of Palo Santo please infuse this space with blessings.”
  4.  To fill your space with blessings, start at the front door and walk clockwise through it with your Palo Santo. To bless yourself, your space or crystals, simply allow the smoke and rich smell of the Palo Santo to fill the room.
  5. When you are finished, place your Palo Santo stick in a fireproof container. The glow at the end of the stick will eventually go out on its own. Unlike conventional incense, which burns out completely after lighting it, your Palo Santo wood may be relit many, many times.”


Wishing you boosted spirits and negative-free zones.