Palo Santo ( “Holy Wood” native in South America) is one of the most fragrant woods in the world. Its distinct scent of pine, mint, and lemon has been a catalyst of healing and positive energy for centuries. Shamans, Saints, and those seeking a stronger spiritual connection with the world have used Palo Santo to protect, experience and heal.
I have always utilized Palo Santo as a critical component to both my Reiki practice and candle making process. Along with white sage, I use it to cleanse the space before each respective session. This sacred ritual aids in our effort to both cleanse the collective energy and ward off any negativity. Recently, I’ve been working with Palo Santo for a new collection of candles launching this fall. The powerful effect of Palo Santo will create the high vibrational experience you’ve come to expect from JNRG candles.
Benefits of Palo Santo:
For centuries people have been using Palo Santo for spiritual purification and energy cleansing. When the wood is burned it is believed to clear negative energy and restore tranquility and calm.
Palo Santo is used to treat a wide variety of physical ailments including colds, flus, anxiety, depression, asthma, bronchitis, headaches, and emotional trauma. The oils extracted from the wood are even known to provide pain relief for arthritis and joint pain with its anti-inflammatory properties.
Calming the mind and spirit.
The symptoms and causes of depression, anxiety and sleep disorders are complex. Palo Santo wood is not a stand-alone cure, but a smudging or essential oil practice integrated as part of a larger healing plan can provide substantial relief. Palo Santo is used in an aromatherapy treatment plan regularly, releasing a calming scent to the olfactory and limbic systems of the body and brain and in turn creating a sense of relaxation and calm.
Bonus: Vibrational cleansing and renewal for crystals.
As you know, each of our candles are infused with crystals during the pour process. Crystals do much of the heavy lifting in the work of drawing out negative energy. Like humans, crystals benefit from a ritualistic cleansing to maintain their best qualities. Integrating a smudging practice for your crystal with Palo Santo is a balanced way to keep your crystals primed for their true power.
I encourage you to explore the benefits of Palo Santo and find space for it in your daily practices to promote positive energy and healing for your mind, body and spirit. It is a great way to decompress, reset and recover. As the new collection takes shape, I’ll continue to share updates. For now, you can expect Palo Santo to play a critical piece in the process.