Palo Santo literally means holy wood and originates from the native Indians in South America. Centuries ago, they already used it during ceremonies to clear the aura and to heal from negative influences.
In Europe too, people choose to buy the holy wood to clean their houses or just for the fragrances in its purest form.
The fragrance can be described as a warm, wooden and light aroma with a sweet touch. In comparison with white sage (that is also used for the same purpose), Palo Santo gives off a very mild odour.
How to use:
Place the stick in a ceramic/seashell dish or fireproof tray to catch the ash when it burns. Light the end of the stick and blow out the flame. The tips of the stick burn gently releasing smoke. Direct the smoke around all the areas and surfaces in your home. Setting your intentions while doing this can also help create positive vibes. After you are done, dab the lit end into the dish to stop the burning.
Note: Be careful when smudging as it can raise smoke alarms. Keep the windows open and never leave a burning smudge stick unattended. Those with respiratory conditions must take expert advice before using smudge sticks.