Magickal Aromatherapy: Palo Santo

It is always great to cleanse your space from time to time. Doing a cleanse gets rid of negative energy and purifies to bring in all of the good stuff. Next time you want to rid your home or work space of negativity try a touch of palo santo oil. It has the same healing properties of sage and makes a wonderful alternative if sage is not your bag of tea.

Palo santo is Spanish for sacred wood or holy wood. This oil comes from the palo santo tree and is very common in South America. It is a staple in many sacred rituals. For centuries it has been used by the Incas and indigenous people in the Andes. You will find that it is also popular with shamans and healers, while Native Americans burn this scent in their churches.

This oil will remind you a bit of frankincense. It’s smells warm and woodsy. The magickal attributes of palo santo includes protection, creativity, and purifying the spirit. It is great for giving your soul and spirit a lift when you are feeling down.

This oil has been known to be awesome sauce for physical healing.  I have prescribed it  for my clients who feel stressed, have bad headaches, colds, or suffer from emotional distress. It can be mixed with a carrier oil to make a massage oil to relieve stress and strain of muscles. Some people even like to use it to clean their crystals instead of using water.

If you can not find the oil to burn or use in a diffuser, go for palo santo incense. Enjoy the magick, blessed be!

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