No 20 Palo Santo


In Spanish, palo santo means “holy wood.” For thousands of years, the wood, resin, and oil have been used for medicinal purposes. Its historical origins are with the Spanish monks. They used it to cleanse and heal naming the tree “palo santo,” which means “holy wood” or “the wood of the saints.” The scientific name of this tree that grows in the South American rainforest is bursera graveolens, or “a bag of oil” and the naturally aromatic wood from this truly unique tree is used in several ways for energetic and healing purposes. 

In aromatherapy, using Palo Santo sticks improves meditation and concentration and when burned, its smoke purifies spaces and attracts positive energy.

A sustainable harvesting of the sacred trees required that they rest on the forest floor for several years and prohibit them from being cut. The tree produces is healing properties only after years on the forest floor giving the wood the power to purify and attract its positive energy. It is critical to be responsible about sourcing Palo Santo to ensure its true form (avoiding a synthetic substitute) and supporting indigenous farmers and suppliers.

Palo Santo imparts a woodsy-lemony taste.
  • Bodily Effect: Palo Santo is rich in both antioxidants and limonene, a terpene that has been extensively researched and has anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Emotional Effect: Palo Santo creates feelings of mental and emotional clarity, peace and tranquility. 
  • Spiritual Effect: The high resin content of Palo Santo wood is believed to clear negative energy and purify spaces, people, and objects. 
Palo Santo is used to create a deeper and more spiritual connection to the source of all creation. It is also said that Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune to those who are open to its magic.

"Palo Santo cleanses us from negativity and attracts good fortune."
—Dr. Krystal Couture, Homeopath + Plant Whisperer @drkrystalcouture


Wendy Boucher

Wendy Boucher is the Founder and Chief Pollinator of Honeyopathy. After spending 25+ years building brands in high tech B2B companies, she's transitioned into more meaningful work tapping into her love of honeybees and their survival. As an aspiring beekeeper herself, she is committed to building an ecosystem founded in humanity and the symbiotic relationship we have with bees through spiritual growth.

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