Pacific Coast, Ecuador
Palo Santo, Bursera Graveolens, is an aromatic tree native to the Galapagos Islands and the dry forests of South America. In traveling along the coastline of South America’s Pacific coast from Northern Peru to Ecuador one is captured by the perfume of Palo Santo. If you follow the perfume trail you’ll reach the Machalilla National Park, located in the Province of Manabi, on the coastline of Ecuador, where you will find the biggest concentration of Palo Santo trees in all of South America. As in Peru, the Palo Santo tree in Ecuador is protected by the national government and can only be harvested under strict conditions. Shamans Market supports these sustainable practices through its association with Deltatau Palo Santo Foundation of Manabi. When walking the trails of the Machalilla National Park with the sun at its peak, the brackish air from the ocean fills up with the aroma of the Palo Santo resin and you are filled with a sense of peace and tranquility.
Here is another great way to use Palo Santo - in convenient cones! Just light it and enjoy the pure scent of Palo Santo as it burns. Each cone lasts for about 10 minutes.
(Burseara Graveolens) Palo Santo or "Holy Stick" is a natural wood aromatic incense used for centuries by the Incas and indigenous people of the Andes as a spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing; to get rid of evil spirits and misfortune; as well as for medicinal purposes. It is often used by shamans in sacred plant spirit ceremonies. Our Palo Santo is sustainably wild harvested from naturally fallen trees and branches that lie dead for 4-10 yrs. before they are harvested.Learn More$4.00
(Burseara Graveolens) Palo Santo or "Holy Stick" is a natural wood aromatic incense used for centuries by the Incas and indigenous people of the Andes as a spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing, as well as to get rid of evil spirits and misfortune. as well as for medicinal purposes. It has a fine citrus aroma with underlying notes of frankincense, its close relative. It is often used by shamans in sacred plant spirit ceremonies. Our Palo Santo is sustainably wild harvested from a reserve in Ecuador from naturally fallen trees and branches that lie dead for 4-10 yrs. before they are harvested. We sell it by weight which roughly translates to 10-15 semi-uniform sticks per package approximately 4 in. long and 1/4 to 1/2 in. diameter.Learn More$10.00
This handmade pottery incense burner is perfect for use with cone incense. Featuring a seated shaman meditating before a deep bowl, it comes in natural brown with a burnished matte finish enhancing the rustic design. Each burner comes with a ventilated lid and ten fragrant Palo Santo incense cones. Packaged in a simple balsa wood box with a sliding lid making it great for gifting. Made in Ecuador. Learn More$20.00
This special sacred space spray is made with the rare oil of Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) which is distilled in small quantities from ecologically and sustainably harvested wood gathered in the Machalilla Park on Ecuador's Pacific coast. It has a fine citrus aroma with underlying notes reminiscent of frankincense, its close relative. The wood and oil have distinct therapeutic benefits that are utilized in traditional ethnobotanical medicine of the Andes. The spray can be used to clear a space, yourself and others as well as your sacred objects raising the vibration and creating a elevated field. A great way to center yourself, open your space for meditation too.Learn More$18.00