Palo Santo Incense

Palo Santo is the main incense used in Andean spirituality in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. Literally “sacred wood, it is a wild tree that grows in South America, and it is related to the same family as myrrh and frankincense. It is chiefly used for spiritual purification and for removing negative energy, as well a folk remedy for stomachache. The limonene in palo santo contains pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. The aroma of palo santo is calming and stress-reducing. 

Although palo santo is becoming increasingly popular and being introduced to the rest of the world, it is not considered an endangered species. It is listed as “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Nonetheless, ethically sourced palo santo should be harvested without causing deforestation as it can be sourced from fallen branches. 

To date, there are no large-scale production of palo santo incense sticks as the traditional way of burning pieces of palo santo wood is used. This method is often cumbersome. Our palo santo incense sticks is produced by an incense-maker in Malaysia - a good friend of Tibetan Spirit. The raw wood was sourced in Peru and Ecuador, pound by pound and hand-carried to Malaysia (via Nepal) and after they have been processed into incense sticks shipped to us here in Asheville, North Carolina. We don’t know if we will have more made so get some before we are all out!

  • 15 sticks per tube
  • Burns approximately 35 mins per stick
  • We recommend burning half a stick at a time as the aroma is strong and rich
  • Sourced from Ecuador & Peru, processed in Malaysia