Calling all natural-healing skeptics: Palo Santo might just make a believer out of you.
In fact, it’s making believers out of a lot of people. Palo Santo is wood from a tree called Bursera graveolens (nicknamed Palo Santo) that grows in South America. For centuries, Palo Santo, which translated means “holy wood,” has been burned as an energy cleanser. Like sage, which is predominantly used by Native Americans, South American shamans believed burning Palo Santo had similar properties capable of resetting energy that was tainted by negativity or conflict. It also is thought to neutralize issues before they ever start. It even has the power to attract sacredness and benevolence to a space.