Palo Santo


Literally translating to "holy wood" in Spanish, Palo Santo is a tree renowned across Central and South America for its spiritual significance and aromatic wonders. Its history with indigenous cultures stretches back to the Incas, where it was pivotal in sacred ceremonies. Its spiritual use mirrors that of white sage in North America, acting as a vessel to dispel negativity and purify spaces.

Palo Santo's unique characteristic lies in its aromatic potency even in its raw form. While lighting the wood amplifies its energy-clearing properties, it emanates a pleasant fragrance even unlit. Traditionally, Amazonian shamans have utilized Palo Santo in their sacred plant spirit ceremonies, with the belief that its rising smoke can cleanse the energy field, warding off misfortune, negativity, and even malevolent spirits.


Palo Santo provides a diverse array of benefits, spanning the spiritual to the therapeutic. The wood contains a high concentration of d-limonene, an aromatic molecule also found in citrus and frankincense. This compound is reputed for its mood-enhancing and anti-inflammatory benefits. Its invigorating aroma can alleviate feelings of anxiety, depression, and certain types of pain, while its inherent antimicrobial qualities contribute to environmental purification.

Our Palo Santo

Soul Space’s Palo Santo, certified by the National Forest Service and Wildlife of Peru (SERFOR), stands as a testament to our commitment to ethical sourcing. We only source trees that have died naturally and have been resting on the forest floor for the requisite years. Our SERFOR certified Palo Santo ensures that living trees remain undisturbed. This not only aids in preserving Palo Santo but also ensures the potent, effective, and premium quality that defines all our products. When gently heated on a ceramic incense holder, Palo Santo graces your space with its sweet, citrusy, and slightly minty fragrance. By opting to warm the wood directly on the incense holder, as opposed to smudging or extracting its essential oil, we honor a sustainable Palo Santo consumption.

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