Palo santo 'holy wood' is burned and then the smoke is used for smudging - cleansing the negative energies in a room, person or object like a crystal. It has a beautiful woody aroma which I personally prefer over incense and sage. Instantly grounds your energies and of the surroundings. An Ancient Shamanic technique practised in South America. It has healing abilities, when burned it can remove headaches and stress. The purifying properties come from the high resin content similar to frankincense. When burned it repels insects.
How to use: light a candle and burn the stick, extinguish as soon as it starts to flame and then let the smoke travel to all four corners of the room or around you for cleansing. The stick will go out and can be burned again for next use.