Palo Santo Stick (sold by gram)
Palo santo (Bursera graveolens) is a tree that’s native to Peru, Ecuador, and other South American countries. It grows in dry tropical forests and produces very fragrant resin. In Spanish, palo santo means “holy wood.”
The wood is burned as incense. As it burns, it releases aromatic smoke into the air. Palo santo chips and powder are used in the same way.
Palo santo major component is limonene, a a substance with insecticide properties, so it’s used in natural insect repellants.
Are there any side effects?
Palo santo isn’t associated with any major side effects. However, it’s important to use caution if the following scenarios apply to you:
• You have lung or breathing problems. Avoid burning palo santo, which may worsen your symptoms.
• You’re pregnant or breastfeeding. It’s recommended to avoid using palo santo oil or incense in this case.
How to use palo santo wood stick
To burn palo santo wood sticks:
1. Light a palo santo stick with a candle, lighter, or match.
2. Hold the stick downward at a 45-degree angle.
3. Let the stick burn for 30 seconds.
4. Blow out the flame. Place the stick in a heatproof dish to let it burn.
5. Never leave burning incense unattended.
Always buy from a reputable retailer to make sure your palo santo is responsibly sourced.