Palo Santo Smudge Stick
For generations, medicine people, Incas, and other tribal people in the Andes have used palo santo wood for healing.
The spiritual properties come during the death of the tree. Each tree lives for up to 90 years and then lies dead for at least four years before any wood is harvested for rituals. It’s during this time, when the living tree transforms, that it gains its sacred properties.