When Spanish monks discovered the palo santo wood´s ability to cleanse and heal, they named the tree “palo santo,” which means “holy wood”. While some smudging herbs are used only to cleanse a space from negative energy, others are then used to attract positive energy afterwards. Palo santo is rare, because it does both at the same time. Through the process of burning releases the sacred wood’s oils that cleanse the space and people it comes into contact with, attracting positive energy, and even healing people on physical and subtle levels. This increases the ability for people to concentrate and medite.The Palo Santo wood is supplied to us and is originated from Peru and Ecuador. The harvest of the wood we sell is checked by the local government. The trees are very rare and therefore they are not cut down. It's taken only from the wood of fallen trees to reap and sell.