Similar to Sage and Cedar, Palo Santo is most widely used for spiritual purification and energy (house) cleansings. Once the wood sticks are burned, the smoke is believed to clear negative energy and restore tranquility and calm emotions.
As with many natural products, one can experience subtle differences when utilizing materials of different geographical origin. Just as coffee beans from different parts of the world can vary in their end-product, Palo Santo trees also vary in their aromatic nuances depending on their particular geo-regional source. These One Love Holistics Palo Santo sticks come in two variations:
Ecuadorian Palo Santo: At the most fundamental level, this variation (of Ecuadorian-origin) is slightly more petite in size and rounded in shape, with 'sweeter' notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and coconut.
Peruvian Palo Santo: This variation, of Peruvian-origin, is slightly larger in size and more rectangular in shape, with the 'spicier' notes of citrus, mint, and diesel.
Sourced in California.