These pure compressed Palo Santo bricks are an excellent environmentally friendly option! With the rich and woodsy smell of Palo Santo in a small compact size using excess wood shavings, it gives the ease of being powdered and pressed into incense bricks! Ensuring fair trade practices from sourcing to fulfillment, Incausa coordinates the creation of hand made incense in South America. This product is free of chemicals, synthetic perfumes, and dyes.
Palo Santo also known as "Holy Wood," is a mystical tree that grows throughout Central and South America. This native tree is revered but oftentimes overharvested. Its botanical lineage lies within the citrus family and is related to frankincense, myrrh, and copal. Its clearing and energetic cleansing properties invoke strong medicine for grounding and clarity.
This holy tree is often used by Indigenous Amazonian and Andean healers in sacred plant spirit ceremonies. The rising smoke enters the energy field to clear misfortune, negative thoughts and to chase away evil spirits. Its use dates back to the pre-Colombian Andean and amazonian civilizations.
Suggested Use: Use when energy is stagnant, and to connect with Pachamama. It can also be used when energy needs to be cleared in the space or on yourself. Excellent to cleanse for rituals like divination as well as meditation, yoga, and other practices. Do not leave burning and unattended. Do not use Palo Santo irresponsibly, respect its history.
History: It is believed that a tree or fallen branches must lie dead for 4-10 years before the medicinal and mystical properties of the wood begin to come alive. It is also believed that the branches of the Palo Santo that are felled by lightning have the highest concentration of medicinal and mystical properties.
Cultivation: Palo Santo is a heavily endangered and revered wood so we made it our mission to work directly with a company that ensures our Palo Santo sticks are cultivated from approved farms by SERFOR protective services of flora and fauna in Perú. The sticks are harvested from fallen wood to ensure quality and respect for the laws to prevent profiteering from illegal harvests.
Meet the Maker: Incausa is a Brooklyn based for-profit company working directly with indigenous communities. Their indigenous pro-bono mission transforms customers to benefactors which allows for sustainable giving versus fundraising! When you purchase any indigenous piece you are directly supporting the marketplace's existence and a sustainable chain of commerce! This offers economic autonomy to indigenous artisans. Incausa works with these and more indigenous communities: The Xavante, Yanomami, Mehinako, Yawalapiti, Kraho, Cinta Larga, Kaiapo, and more!