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Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) also known as “holy wood,” or “wood of the saints,” is a tree native to areas of South America, typically Peru and Equador. It is revered for its many physical and metaphysical benefits. The sacred plant’s history and benefits are listed here:

What is Palo Santo?

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Smudging is an ancient ritual using the smoke of  burning plant material, typically, Palo Santo, Sweetgrass and Sage, to cleanse a place, person, or object of negative energy. Palo Santo represents the masculine aspect of plant medicine so it partners very well with Sage and other plant medicines with feminine attributes.  Learn more by reading our full guide below:

Smudging with Palo Santo

The short answer is no. This is a common misconception because there are two tree species referred to as “palo santo”, and one of those species (Bulnesia sarmentoi) is considered endangered. The other species (Bursera graveolens) is the kind we sell and is not endangered. You can learn more below:

Is Palo Santo Endangered?

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