Palo santo literally means "holy wood" in Spanish. Traditionally, palo santo has been used by Amazonian shamans in sacred ritual, dating all the way back to the Incas.
Smudging with palo santo is said to bring blessings to the space, eradicating negative energy and chase away evil spirits. It can be substituted in any instance that you would usually use white sage, as their properties are fairly similar. Both white sage and palo santo "wipe the slate clean," opening the way for positive energy to enter where there was once negativity.
The palo santo we carry comes from a sustainable source in Ecuador, who replants these sacred trees to give back to the Earth. The palo santo we carry comes from a 50 hectare tract of land, in the Machalilla National Park, dedicated to the conservation of the palo santo tree. Only dead branches that have fallen naturally are used. All good quality palo santo is sustainable because the oil needs years to mature within the dead branch.
Each piece is approximately .5" W by 4" H by .38" D.