Every country has its botanical treasures that become pillars of the culture. In South America, Palo Santo wood is one such treasure. If the sacred wood hasn't crossed your path, it's about to! Popping in up in everything from handcrafted perfume oils to scented candles, the "holy wood's" aromatic woodsy incense is named for the revered and mystical Incan tree from which it falls. It boasts a minty-citrus aroma with underlying notes similar to frankincense (it comes from the same family), and the wonderful thing about this wood is it's completely wild-crafted, sourced after it naturally falls from the tree.
Palo Santo is often used in the same way as sage or cedar to energetically cleanse, restore, and replenish. The bark has been burned safely for centuries in spiritual and religious rituals, as it's known to bring clarity while keeping energies grounded. Shamans have traditionally used it to clear negative energy and increase love and prosperity.