Palo Santo Incense Sticks
Plant your feet on the floor, drop your gaze, and with a Palo Santo stick in hand, tap into the history of this holy wood. Honoring its origins in spiritual ceremonies and cleansing practices deepens your connection to ritual and the world around you.
Open your eyes, and with the flick of your lighter, light your stick, and breathe in the citrusy, woodsy scent. Breathe out, and let go of the negativity you want to cleanse from your space.
Pair with a Palo Santo holder for safe burning and striking room décor.
Learn more about Palo Santo here.
100% SERFOR-certified sustainably sourced Peruvian Palo Santo (5 sticks).
Botanical - Bursera graveolens
Source - Piura, Peru
Woodsy, warm, and enveloping. Rich with notes of citrus and pine.
How to Use
Light the end of the stick until there is a small flame. It may take up to a minute of holding a flame to it so we recommend using a candle and holding the stick at a downward angle.
Once lit, hold upright and let the Palo Santo burn for 10-20 seconds. Then blow out and spread the fragrant smoke through your home by painting the air with the stick. The smoke will continue for about a minute then cease. Afterwards place your stick in a Palo Santo holder or fireproof bowl.
Each stick can be relit several dozen times and Palo Santo ash can be sprinkled on top of plant-soil as a natural nutrient boost.
As with any flame, or lit item, take caution when burning.
Bursera graveolens is a non-endangered species in the Burseraceae family, a close relative of frankincense.
At Bursera, we only source trees that have died naturally and have been resting on the forest floor for several years. Our ethical SERFOR-certified harvesting process ensures that no living trees are ever cut down, period. Not only does this help preserve Palo Santo, it leads to the potent, effective, and premium quality that is expected of all Bursera products.
What is Palo Santo
Palo Santo is known as ‘holy wood’ and these trees are found in the forests of Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Palo Santo use as an incense originates from Indigenous peoples in Central and South America. Peruvians would harvest the fallen branches and twigs of the Bursera graveolens tree and burned pieces, much like incense, in order to spiritually purify energy. Shamans used Palo Santo to offer grounded and clearing energy. It is a non-endangered species in the Burseraceae family, a close relative of frankincense.
How to Burn Palo Santo
1. Open all windows
2. Hold the Palo Santo stick at a 45° angle
3. Light the end of the stick until there is a small flame. It may take up to 45 seconds of holding a flame to it so we recommend using a candle.
4. Allow the stick to burn for 10-20 seconds
5. Blow out the flame and paint the room with the fragrant smoke
6. Place your stick upright in a Palo Santo holder, the smoke will cease naturally after about a minute
Palo Santo Sticks were energizing and richer in scent than others that I have tried. Well worth the price, happy smudging!!
I absolutely love this Palo Santo%21 This is my second time purchasing and it’s wonderful🙏🏻💖
We had a sudden death recently in the family. Burning Palo Santo has helped me to process my grief and stay calm.
The Bursera Palo Santo Incense Sticks are the best smelling sticks I ever purchased. The fact that they’re sustainably harvested makes them even better. I highly recommend!