Palo Santo wood from Peru.
Ethically Wildcrafted in small batches
3 fatty sticks for 4.00
Night Owl's-Calling all Ancestors--Palo Santo
- This Palo Santo wood was trekked back in my backpack from Peru. It was carefully chosen from different batches of wood with the intentions of clearing and calling in the ancestors.
The Aromatic wood from trees is closely related to Copal and the old world Frankincense and Myrrh. The wood is traditionally boiled and the tea is used to for stomach aches, as a blood cleanser, expectorant--for rheumatism, and topically as an antiseptic. Traditionally it was burned for purification and to soothe the spirit for the ancestors. Shamanically it is used as a tool for "spiritual surgery". One stick can be relit many times. It can also be placed in a drawer as moth repellant and to freshen clothes. Palo Santo trees occur in a few low elevation Andean valleys and the wood is only harvested from naturally occurring dead branches and trees that have been killed by a species of native wood boring beetle and allowed to age for a period of time. This is the only way that the wood develops its characteristic aroma and guarantees the need for intact dry forests for this natural ecological process to occur.
3 sticks of ancestral magic