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Palo Santo

Palo Santo


3 palo santo sticks - is a tree that’s native to Peru, Ecuador, and other South American countries. It grows in dry tropical forests and produces very fragrant resin. In Spanish, palo santo means “holy wood.”

Burning Palo Santo sticks is a great way to clear stagnant energies.


  • The Legend of Kosokait (The Story of Palo Santo)

    The sacred Palo Santo Tree is associated with the symbol of love, kindness and longing. This unique symbolism comes from the legend of Kosokait.

    It is believed that in the beginning of time, the most beautiful and virtuous man, Kosokayte was tormented by unrequited love with a young girl. She did not respond to his feelings, which made him mortally ill. In the last hours, he called his love, and she did not appear.

    Before he died, he said the following words: “Please tell her that I do not want to die, but God Iago is taking me away. I will always be with her, I will decorate her head with perfumed flowers. I'll scare the bugs not to tease her. And I will give the scent of the water that touches her lips. And I will go with the wonderful scent of smoke during the NAREG ceremony. I will always be there for her and give her everything she needs.

    He later died of fever with the girl's name on his lips. The first Palo Santo tree grew on Kosokait's grave.

    The spirit of unconditional love and devotion is awakened in the fragrance of this sacred tree, which the Toba tribe named in honor of Kosokayte.


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