Palo Santo Angel
Our beautiful Palo Santo Angel is hand carved from our suppliers in Peru. Perfect for placing on your personal altar, on your nightstand to watch over you during sleep, or any place that is special or sacred. Measures 3" tall. Consciously sourced, ethically & sustainably wild harvested.
Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) is a sacred fragrance tree native to South America that means "Holy Wood". This sacred wood has been used as incense for ceremonial, medicinal, cleansing, and therapeutic purposes. When burning Palo Santo it will bring you a sense of peace and cleansing with its intoxicating scent. When lit, the uplifting aromatic smoke removes negative energy and disinfects the air. Palo Santo has a soft, woody sweet, citrus aroma with underlying notes of frankincense, myrrh and copal resin. Great to burn outdoors to keep mosquitoes and other flying insects away. You can also drink it as a tea when simmered in hot water as it contains high levels of D-Limonene, which is a powerful anti-oxidant, good for colds and respiratory ailments. Consciously sourced, ethically & sustainably wild harvested.
Ethics & Sustainability: There has been a lot of confusion about the endangerment of Palo Santo and I would love to share it with you. There are actually two South American trees called Palo Santo, they are two totally different species that grow in different parts of Ecuador and Peru. One of these species, a mahogany-like tree known as Bulnesia Sarmientoi, is threatened with over-exploitation. The one I sell is Bursera Graveolens. The Palo Santo products I sell come directly from Peru where I have established a personal relationship with an ethical, multi-generational family farm preserve that works directly with the Ministry of Agriculture of Peru and is active and committed to the protection and reforestation of these sacred trees. Palo Santo is ethically and sustainably wild harvested, no trees are cut down, it is illegal to do so, only naturally fallen trees and branches that lay dead for 4-10 years are gathered before they are harvested. It is not until the tree dies naturally that it starts to develop its medicinal oils.