How to use Palo Santo

We burn this Holy Wood in our home daily and use it regularly in our garage gym and sauna. We have also used it in our vehicles and taken with us on vacation to use in house rentals. 

1. Hold the palo santo stick at a 45 degree angle and light the stick. Let it burn for a good 30 seconds to a minute and let the beautiful smoke flow. 

2. To cleanse your space; after you light the stick, blow it out and walk around the entire home or room you wish to cleanse holding the smoking stick. You can also go around the windows and doors of the space to keep the good energy in. 

3. To cleanse yourself or someone else; allow the smoke to waft around the body, moving the stick from head to toe and around side to side. 

4. Set the smoking stick in a shell or incense holder after you have completed your cleansing (somewhere it won't burn the surface or catch something on fire) and let the smoke continue to flow and go out on its own.  It is also a good idea to crack a window or door to allow the air to circulate and move the smoke. 

**** As you are cleansing either yourself or your space, it's a wonderful idea to say affirmations, say a prayer and set the intention of what you are wishing to create. These are not necessary as the palo santo does wonders on its own, this just adds to the energy. Show gratitude for what this powerful sacred wood does to help create a space of peace. 

Example: as you are walking around say in your mind or out loud, "I am so grateful for this home and the safe place it is for me and my family. I command all negative energy to leave this space - I ask this space to be a place of peace and love. Thank you." 

Affirmations to help clear yourself and repeat while smudging:

I am peace.

I am calm. 

I am safe. 

I am enough, just as I am. 

I am aligned with the highest frequency of love.

I release all negative emotions. 

I vibrate at the highest frequency. 

I am a beacon of love and compassion.