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Palo Santo is traditionally used for relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and energy clearing.
Palo Santo or “Holy Wood” is a sacred tree native to South America. It is used to purify and cleanse energy, cultivate sweetness and spiritual connection. Palo Santo is enjoyed by many for its energetically cleansing and healing properties similar to Sage and Cedar.
It is a strong medicine that has been popularized for its heavenly presence in keeping energies grounded and clear. Palo Santo provides an uplifting scent that raises your vibration in preparation for meditation and allows for a deeper connection to the Source of all creation. It is also said that Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune to those who are open to its magic.
Four Visions’ delicious high-grade Palo Santo is ethically harvested, utilizing properly aged wood from trees that have already fallen rather than were cut prematurely. This sacred wood comes from a Shipibo family in Peru, carrying out the traditional ways of their ancestors by making plant medicines in a harmonious way with the Earth.
Aroma Description: warm, delicately sweet, rosy-woodsy
Element Association: Air
Magical Associations: Luck, Protection
Astrological Association: Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius
Mixes Well With: benzoin, copal-black, copal-gold, copal-white, frankincense, iris root, lavender, myrrh, oakmoss, sandalwood, tolu balsam, tonka beans, vanilla, etc.
Tea Preparation for the flu, cough, asthma. Prepare tea or infusions: Boil the Sticks for fifteen minutes, filter and drink with sugar or honey at night. A bag of 10-12 sticks can be used to prepare 30 cups of tea.
Use to smudge and cleanse your home, altar space, work space, and car. Can be used in prayer & meditation.
When using Four Visions’ Ethically Sourced Palo Santo you can be assured of:
Certified Ethical Origin:
When done mindfully, the gathering of fallen Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) wood is a sustainable practice. When a tree grows old and dies of natural causes, it eventually falls to the forest floor. The tree then resides there for a number of years, untouched, allowing the rich oils within to refine with time, creating the pleasant aromas we experience with this precious wood!
Trees Are Never Cut:
By following these strict guidelines, our collection practices support the conservation of existing dry forestlands. The Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) trade has helped to bring a much greater degree of awareness to these dry forestlands and their continued preservation efforts.
We support conservation + reforestation, just as you do when you align with ethically driven companies like Four Visions. These projects allow for the long-term sustainable management of the dry forest, as well as the ethical economic empowerment of the native communities who steward their native forestlands.
Working alongside hundreds of Ecuadorian & Peruvian families who act as the gatekeepers of the Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) dry forest, we help to bring these precious natural products from our native production partners to the rest of the world.
Our network of native community partners is comprised of stakeholders from all across the spectrum. We work with native communities who share our vision for a holistically integrated Palo Santo trade and whose actions are in alignment with this environmentally mindful ethos.
When it comes to the niche world of Bursera graveolens, going above and beyond for our beloved Palo Santo is what we’re all about. We plant new trees annually & we’ve been planting them since the beginning. Collectively, our source partners plant hundreds of palo santo teres each year and protect and care for tens of thousands of living thriving palo santo trees, in order to help conserve the biodiversity of the dry forest & to prevent harm caused from illegal poachers & human-influenced environmental degradation. We are offering real solutions to the issues that exist in the marketplace today & we actively play our role in ensuring the conservation of our earth’s natural habitats for future generations through our mindful actions as a socially responsible, positive-impact business.
Ethically Harvested Palo Santo.