Palo Santo, or 'holy wood', is a mystical tree native to South America. It's closely related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. Palo Santo is often burned during ceremonies by Shamans for its energetically cleansing and healing properties. It is said to enhance creativity and bring good fortune. It creates a calming, fresh smell reminiscent of smoke with hints of mint and citrus that work well in keeping away mosquitoes and other flying insects.
Use a candle, match or lighter to ignite your stick of Palo Santo. Hold at about a 45 degree angle pointing the tip down toward the flame. Allow it to burn for about 30 seconds to 1 minute and then blow out.