Palo Santo is Spanish for "Holy Wood" and is used to help cleanse or "smudge" yourself or home of low vibrating energies. It is a softer cleanse that can be used to cleanse and balance. Palo Santo has been known to help with grounding, as well as bring in positive change and blessings.
Palo Santo is different than many of the other smudging materials as it is fragrant in its raw form and does not necessarily need to be lit, though it usually is when being used for ceremonial purposes. Palo Santo is a sacred plant used in spirit ceremonies; the rising smoke of the lit sticks is believed to enter the energy field of ritual participants to clear misfortune, negative thoughts and to chase away evil spirits.