Palo Santo has been a staple in sacred rituals and an essential energy tool for for centuries. This beautifully fragrant wood has an incredible aroma that is fresh smelling with hints of mint and citrus. It bestows extraordinary blessings on those who have the good fortune to use it.
Ways to use a wildcrafted palo santo stick:
Light the stick and walk in a large circle, stopping at East, South, West and North to create a sacred space for magic within the circle.
Light the stick and walk through the rooms of a home or other building to cleanse, protect or imbue the space with energy.
Light the stick and waft the smoke over your body or someone else’s for a spiritual cleanse or for imbuing.
Wave the smoke over ritual tools or objects that you wish to bless.
For in-depth information on how to use this and other herbs and roots magically, I recommend Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic and Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, both of which can be found in our Books section.