Get To Know Our Newest Take On Traditional Incense: Palo Santo Resin
Many of us have been working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic - and in the midst of so much uncertainty and stress, it’s important we try to create a calming atmosphere in our at-home environments.
At Luna, incense is one of our must-have picks when working from home. Not only does incense cleanse any interior space, but it also helps to instantly clear our minds and lift our moods. While we love traditional incense, we’re so excited to expand our product line to now include premium Palo Santo resin - a form of incense that relies on raw materials from aromatic plants and herbs.
As its name suggests, Palo Santo resin comes from the Palo Santo tree (or bursera graveolens), a wild tree native to coastal South America. Belonging to the same family as copal, myrrh and frankincense, Palo Santo literally translates to “Holy Wood”. Renowned among Incan cultures, it’s traditionally used by present-day shamans and healers for its purification attributes. When burned, the Palo Santo smoke is believed to provide medicinal and therapeutic healing energies, giving you a more profound connection to your being.
Palo Santo resin can be lit just like traditional incense. Depending on your preference, it can also be mixed with more Palo Santo wood and other smudging herbs. When mixed, it acts as a flammable wax, keeping the herbs burning longer and releasing intensely aromatic waves of the Palo Santo fragrance. In particular, it’s known to mix well with substances like copal, frankincense, lavender, myrrh and sandalwood.
Try diversifying the resin with the incense flavor(s) of your choice to bring a little piece of South America directly to your remote working place. You’ll be amazed at how the resin enhances and intensifies the Palo Santo aroma, helping to ground you and promote feelings of peace and tranquility in the process.
To learn more about the sanctity of the Palo Santo wood, as well as our commitment to sustainable harvesting, click here.
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