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Palo santo wood has a long history in South America, where it was often burned during ceremonies.

It’s pungent aroma was also effective at keeping away mosquitos.

Nowadays, it’s common to find palo santo being used in yoga studios.

Plant Family: Burseraceae.

Synonyms: Holy Wood.

Origin: South America.

Parts Used: Dried wood.

What Does Palo Santo Incense Smell Like?

Palo santo, of course, has an aroma of wood, but it also has very noticeable undertones of sweet musk, citrus, eucalyptus, and sometimes light floral notes.

The scent of rose is good in combination with citrus, copal resin, lemon, lime, and white sage.

If you’re looking for good rose incense sticks, we recommend these.

Metaphysical Meaning of Palo Santo

Elemental Symbolism: Air.

Astrological Symbolism: Aquarius, Gemini, and Virgo.

Planetary Symbolism: Mercury.