Palo santo can also be a friend to your crystals, helping to purify their energy when you first receive them, and periodically when their energy begins to feel heavy. To use its healing energy on your crystals, begin by lighting the palo santo stick, and waiting for its flame to die out. Holding the palo santo stick in one hand, use your other hand to raise your crystal and immerse it into the smoke of the palo santo. Depending on how many crystals you are cleansing, you may have to relight the stick a few times. Unlike sage, which continues to burn, palo santo is a bit more reluctant to hold a flame. If you can’t lift your crystal, your hand or a feather to waft the medicinal smoke onto the stone.
HOW TO USE YOUR PALO SANTO WOOD:
Light your Palo Santo stick. Let the stick catch fire, and allow it to burn for about 30 seconds. Then gently blow it out. If needed, you can blow on the embers to keep the smoke going throughout your cleansing process. Say aloud or silently, “I ask that the plant spirit of Palo Santo please bring blessings into the space.” To bless yourself, the space, or crystals, simply allow the smoke and rich smell of the Palo Santo to fill the room. To fill your space with blessings, start at the front door and walk clockwise through it with your Palo Santo. When finished, place the Palo Santo stick in a fireproof container. The glow at the end of the stick will eventually go out on its own.