Palo Santo Wood Chips for Burning/Smudging
What is smudging? Smudging in a universal practice known to many religions all over the globe. Buddhist temples use incense sticks, Catholic churches use Frankincense, and Native Americans use sage, and traditional South American shamans used Palo Santo to cleanse and rid their environment of negative energies . The smoke is ‘washed’ over the person or object.
How do I smudge with Palo Santo? When smudging, put the wood chips in an abalone shell, clay pot, or any other non-combustible container. Light the Palo Santo chips and allow them to burn for a few moments. Once the pile has a strong flame, fan out the fire; it is the smoke of the smoldering wood that you want.
Alternatively, you can burn these small pieces of Palo Santo over a charcoal briquette.
Using your hand or a feather, spread the smoke all around yourself first, then fan the smoke over the object or person you are smudging. This clears negativity, cleanses, focuses and purifies that which is being smudged.
Why Use Palo Santo? Palo Santo literally translates to “holy wood”. The tradition of using the sacred wood stems from ancient Incan shamans who used Palo Santo cleanse and purify the air of negative energies and promote healing.
Ingredients: 100% pure dried Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) wood chips.
Caution: Burn in well ventilated areas and keep out of reach of children and pets