The Benefits of Palo Santo

With its sweet scent of pine, mint, and lemon, Palo Santo is one of the most fragrant woods in the world. Often referred to as the “Holy Wood,” Palo Santo has been used for centuries as a tool of healing and good fortune. Shamans, saints, and those seeking a stronger spiritual connection with the world use Palo Santo for clearing, cleansing, protection and to heal. Radiance Gifts has a wide selection of Palo Santo based products like stocks, chips, essential oil, beads and sprays. Below you'll find a few benefits Palo Santo offers:

Spiritual purifying and energy cleansing.
For centuries the indigenous cultures of South America have been burning Palo Santo for their own spiritual purification and energy cleansing. When the wood is burned it’s believed to clear negative energy, restore tranquility and calm and fill the space with positive energy.
When used for smudging or burning, Palo Santo can eliminate negative energy, creating a calmer, more tranquil space. Set an intention about what you want to clear out of your space, then move from corner to corner, removing any bad energy, uplifting your spirit, and filling your home with good fortune.

Inspiring creativity and bringing love and good fortune.
Burn Palo Santo sticks or use it on a charcoal for ritual smudging that welcomes and attracts creativity, love, and good fortune into your space. The wood can help brighten energy and promote feelings of positivity and joy. The scent is also shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance clarity and concentration.

Bringing a deeper connection to the divine source.
If meditation is the yin, Palo Santo is the yang. It's uplifting scent is the perfect partner for your meditation practice. You can raise your vibration, and discover peace and groundedness as you sink into a deeper connection to the Earth and your inner consciousness.

Physical healing.
Palo Santo is used to treat a wide variety of physical ailments including colds, flus, anxiety, depression, asthma, bronchitis, headaches, and emotional trauma. You can use the essential oil from Palo Santo to provide pain relief for arthritis and joint pain with its anti-inflammatory properties.

Palo Santo tea can act as a natural digestive aid. The oil can be added to soaps, scrubs, and lotions to cleanse and moisturize the skin. The wood also contains high concentrations of a compound called d-limonene, which is thought to aid in the prevention of a variety of cancers.

The symptoms and causes of depression, anxiety and sleep disorders are complex. Palo Santo smudging or essential oil practice integrated as part of a larger healing plan can provide some relief. Consider it aromatherapy; 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.

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