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Palo Santo Products

Palo Santo Products

In South America and particularly around the area of the Andes in Peru and Ecuador the Palo Santo tree has been highly revered for it’s spiritual, medicinal and cleansing properties. From a time before the Incas this tree has been an integral part of life for the South American people as an incense. Here at Indigo Herbs we are delighted to offer this sacred incense in the form of Palo Santo Stick Incense, Palo Santo Shredded Incense, Palo Santo Incense, Palo Santo Essential Oil, Palo Santo Hydrolat and Palo Santo Soap. Also known as "holy wood", Indigo Herbs Palo Santo has been traditionally gathered and not adulterated in any way.

The use of this tree was an essential part of ceremonies and rituals for the Incas and continues to be so for the Shamans of South America, and it is used as a prerequisite before any ritual or healing. It is thought to erase negativity and misfortune from both people and environments with its very special aroma. The legend related to this tree tells how a man called Cosokait falls in love with a young maiden but his feelings are not reciprocated. Cosokait falls tragically ill and even though he is at the point of death the young woman still will not see him. He promises that he’ll always be with the girl as protection and will never leave her being in her presence at every step. Eventually due to a high fever Cosokait dies but during the last phase of his life he constantly repeats the name of the girl he’s in love with. Due to his single minded devotion and virtue a tree sprouts directly where Cosokait is buried. The tree is Palo Santo and has all the sweet qualities and promises of protection that Cosokait promised to the young maiden.

This truly special tree cannot be just cut to be used for its alchemical properties. When Palo Santo is alive and growing the scent is totally devoid in the wood. In a life that usually lasts for around 80 years it is only when the tree has been dead for 4-10 years, and totally untouched where it has grown that the wood creates its special properties. If a branch is cut and dried it will not have any of the assets that makes Palo Santo exceptional. It is through the chemical changes, like a slow cure, that gives Palo Santo its spiritually beneficial merits, which transfer its transcendent qualities through th smoke. Palo Santo grows in the wild as well as being cultivated. It has a grey bark and can grow to a height of around 5-6 meters. Leaves are a mid-green and sprout opposite each other on spines with small white flowers sprouting from the same apex as the leaf spines.  

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Latin Name: Bursera graveolens

  • Origin: Peru
  • Scent: sweet, woody, balsamic
  • 100% pure Botanical ingredients.
  • Action: Grounding, calming, clearing
  • Tradition: Tribes of the Amazonian Rainforest
  • Mixes well with: copal and benzoin resins.
  • Pure Botanical resin to be burnt on a charcoal disk, to produce an aromatic smoke.

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Palo Santo Incense from Indigo herbs. Premium quality Bursera graveolens wood that gives a lovely sweet woody fragrance when burnt. Spiritually, Palo Santo incense is often used for purification, meditation, to increase flow of bodily energy, to ward off bad energy/spirits, misfortune, and calamity. Palo Santo has been used for thousands of years by the Indigenous peoples of the Amazon for its properties and fragrance, Palo Santo truly deserves its name as the "Holy Wood". Mixes wonderfully with copal and benzoin resins.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herb. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals. Please consult an Herbalist as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Holy Wood

Natural incense resins are simple and easy to use. The resins, dried leaves and woods need to be burnt to release their aromatic smoke. This smoke is a 100% pure and a great natural way to perfume a room. The resin is burnt on small charcoal disks, the disks need to be set in a heat resistant container for safety purposes. We recommend a purpose made incense burner that is made from brass.

The charcoal disk is lit and as it smoulders and turns grey the natural incense resins can be added. Additional incense can be added until the charcoal has burnt down. This incense experience is aromatic, heady and sensual. Why not bring out your inner perfume maker and enjoy blending different resins together to create the ideal aroma for an occasion. For full instructions go to our How to blend and use Incense page.

1. Take a lighter or match to a Charcoal disk, and when it is fully alight then set it safely into a charcoal disk holder, or heat resistant receptacle.

2. When the charcoal disk has turned grey and ash like, then add a couple of tears of plant resin, powder, bark or chips.

3. This plant matter will begin to smolder and release an aromatic smoke.

4. Set the lid on the charcoal burner, and enjoy the sensual experience of the aroma pervading the room.

5. Add more incense when required.  

  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

This Palo Santo Incense is  the wood of the Bursera graveolens tree and comes from Peru. The bark is stripped and the wood shaved into very small pieces that can be used as incense. The Palo Santo trees used for this incense are all grown in a plantation and are not cut from the wild rainforest. All trees parts that are used come from a natural coppicing process and the trees are not killed as part of this process unless they have reached the end of their lives. This Palo Santo Incense is completely pure with no foreign bodies found within. All processes comply with GMP standards and are quality assured by Indigo Herbs.  

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4 out of 5by susan
4 March 2019
Love this product so easy to use!
5 out of 5by Colin
27 July 2017
Never fail to get good quality products with this company
5 out of 5by Emily
20 March 2017
Good quality, arrived on time
5 out of 5by alex wilson
4 June 2016
these are good products, incense they are incense, yes they are incense
5 out of 5by Jonathan Kelly
27 March 2016
this is one of my all time favourites.
5 out of 5by Zoë Van Hoof
31 August 2015
Just as I wanted, easy to use.
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