Palo Santo in this stick form is full of resin, making this a popular smudging wood. A smudging ritual helps to clean the energy of a space, object or person by promoting feelings of joy. The scent of palo santo is also known to improve clarity and concentration and reduce stress.
How to use a palo santo smudge:
We recommend starting with a window open so that the energy has somewhere to go. Then set an intention for your smudge, light the end of the palo santo stick, and allow it to burn for up to a minute. Extinguish the flame by either blowing on it or waving it rapidly to create the smoke; then move around the space you'd like to cleanse the energy from. Once you've completed your movement, rest the palo santo on a ceramic dish, bowl, incense tray, or any other non-flammable vessel to allow it to burn out completely.