Origins Of Our Palo Santo Wood

storage area full of stacks of palo santo wood branches

The Palo Santo Tree

Preserving the sacred plant through our commitment to sustainability

Third Eye Wood’s Palo Santo is imported from Peru where the collection of Palo Santo wood is a practice regulated by the Peruvian government, like the government worker in this picture ensuring sustainable harvest. The collection method respects the sacredness of the wood and allows for the continued life of the tree. Live trees are never cut. 

Only the fallen trees and branches can be collected and must be allowed to dry and cure for a period of 3-5 years. During this time, a chemical transformation takes place and the sap, once fluid in the living tree, begins to crystallize and form deposits giving the Palo Santo its prized grains of orange and gold. Within these rich resin deposits, the essence of the Palo is the deepest.

Third Eye Wood & Our Peruvian Partners

It happens all the time...

Large corporations move into small, rural areas, buy out or take over land from the indigenous people with the promise of making life better for them. Often times that translates into endless work hours for merely dollars a day for the native worker. Plenty of times, it also means environmental devastation and cultural ruin. Those practices just don’t jive with us. There is a collective oneness on the planet whether we acknowledge or deny it. What happens over there, happens over here. It’s the butterfly effect, right? 

At Third Eye Wood, we have a serious regard for our Peruvian partners. We have a vested interest in helping them sustain a viable living for themselves from their own country’s natural resource. We work with native families in small villages who make a better living from partnering with us. We have extended our reach beyond the incense sticks to offer them more opportunities to grow their businesses as we grow ours. We allow them to make the connections for sourcing material so they can involve more artisans and crafters in their own villages who can benefit as well. It is a growing community of local, native people bettering their livelihood through partnering together. We love this! Don’t you? So, while Third Eye Wood has a national reach, when you buy from us you really are buying local! Peace & Palo!

three large chunks cut from a palo santo tree

From Peru, to You

Third Eye Wood respects the sacred wood at every step

We offer a line of products made from the finest and densest wood we can acquire, rich in resin and fragrance at affordable prices. The products we make from or with Palo Santo are hand-tooled and crafted in the United States.

Our containers are resealable to maintain the integrity of the Palo Santo essence. Please use this Palo Santo with good intentions and blessings for our world. Please purchase responsibly and support only the reverent and sustainable collection of Palo Santo.

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