Here, we will discuss how to burn Palo Santo known as “Holy Wood,” in Spanish. Palo Santo is a tree that grows only on the coast of South America, and it’s related to Myrrh, Frankincense, and Copal. The tRee is part of the citrus family and have sweet notes of mint, lemon, and pine.
Palo Santo is an essential part of many spiritual ceremonies, as well as practices like aromatherapy. Many people burn Palo Santo to make their home or vehicle smell better, purge negative influences from their surroundings, relax to help them manage stress.
The first step on how to burn Palo Santo is to get some
The first thing to do before burning Palo Santo is to obtain
some. You can find Palo Santo at bohemian shops, aromatherapy stores, amazon,
yoga studios, and places where holistic medical supplies are sold. The wood
comes typically in bundles, with 5-6 sticks per bundle. It is usually bold and
fragrant, with hints of citrus, mint, and spice.
The wood is likewise available in cone form that makes it
suitable for incense burners and scent diffusers. If you are unable to get Palo
Santo locally, then try getting it on Amazon or other online stores.
2nd step on how to burn Palo Santo: Light it over an open flame.
Now that you have purchased your Palo Santo, the next step
is to light it over an open flame. Hold one end of the stick and put the
opposite end to a fire, lighter, or candle. Turn the stick back and forth
slowly in the flame. It may take a few seconds for it to catch because it is a
dense wood that doesn’t burn quickly. Now you should watch for a glowing ember
to form at the end of the stick.
3rd step on how to burn Palo Santo: Blow out the flame.
The next step after you have successfully lit the wood is to
let it burn for approximately 30 seconds. After that, you can give it a
forceful gust to snuff the fire covering the tip. It will continue to smolder
till it goes out itself, or when you decide to extinguish it.
4th step on how to burn Palo Santo: Fan the stick to keep it lit.
Sometimes the ember might be at risk of dying before the
wood start to emit smoke, a little bit of fanning or air will help to reignite
it in such a situation. Other times you have to blow or shake the stick gently
to get it going again. Fanning, shaking, or blowing the Palo Santo stick may
only work as a temporary measure since it might need to be relit multiple times
before it burns out completely.
Nevertheless, be careful not to blow it so hard that you
extinguish the flame accidentally.
5th step on how to burn Palo Santo: Put smoke around the room.
The next thing is to wave the stick across all corners of
the room to release the pungent smoke. It will fill the room with a mild and
pleasant aroma as it continues to burn. Guide the wood over all areas you want
to purify, including corners, inside closets, and corridors. It would be best
if you had an ashtray or similar receptacle on hand to catch the ash that drops
from the burnt wood. In addition, you should avoid bringing the Palo Santo too
close to your clothes, hair, or body while you are holding it.
6th step on how to burn Palo Santo: Extinguish the stick in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl.
Now that you are done putting out the Palo Santo stick, it’s
time to put it out. So, it would help if you ground the lit tip into a
fireproof receptacle like glass, metal, or ceramic bowl. These will ensure that
it doesn’t melt or leave behind any repulsive marks. A thin layer of ashes or
sand will help snuff the wood faster. Confirm that the stick has ceased burning
before you walk away and leave it unattended.
How to burn Palo Santo incense
Palo Santo incense means the same thing as the “Palo Santo stick” mentioned above. It is the same and you should follow the same step as mentioned above.
As incense, Palo Santo is utilized mainly as an option to
smudging, with stick or chunks that can stop burning, filling the space with
warm, sweet smoke that is said to purify the household. The wood can also be
powdered, ground, and used in small amounts as an ingredient in incense
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How to Burn Palo Santo Powder
Palo Santo powder is made from the Palo Santo stick that purifies the home. It clears out negative energy, has an awesome witty smell, and wade off bad spirits.
Watch this video to learn more.
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How to Burn Palo Santo Chips
Palo Santo chips are simply Palo Santo woods broken into smaller parts like our conventional chips. They are burnt almost the same way as we burn the Palo Santo sticks.