Palo Santo, or “Holy Wood,” has been used in ceremonies for centuries as it purifies, cleanses, and raises the vibration of the space being cleared. Palo Santo can be used to remove negatively-perceived/ unwanted energy at any time and can be used before meditating.
Due to increased demand, there has been a surplus in the harvesting of Palo Santo. This sacred wood essence is created from a process where a (naturally) dying Palo Santo tree falls and remains there for three or more years before it can be harvested. This tree was never intended to be used for mass production/consumption so the increased demand has lead to over-harvesting, making Palo Santo an endangered species.
We want to honor this and will no longer be carrying these sacred plants or using them in our personal spiritual practices. We, instead, will be creating sprays and blends for your use. There are many other plants that may be used to energetically cleanse a space that grow abundantly (i.e. lavender, garden sage, cedar wood, rosemary, etc) and can be used as alternatives to Palo Santo. We ask that you join us and make a conscious effort to honor our Earth mother by becoming more ethical and sustainable in your spiritual practices. Crystal blessings.