February 27, 2021

All For Palo Santo

By Samantha McDougal
palo santo benefits for cleansing and relaxation.


Here at On The Daily, we’re all about the amazing healing and cleansing benefits of Palo Santo. When developing the idea of our new calming pillow mist Thyself, we knew we wanted to pair it with a Palo Santo smudge stick to elevate your experience.


So what is Palo Santo? Palo santo, which translates to “holy wood” in Spanish, is the harvested wood from palo santo trees found primarily in South America. It is one of the most fragrant woods in the world. As a part of the citrus family, they have a woody scent with hints of pine, lemon, and mint. Its healing, medicinal and spiritual traits and abilities have been known and used for thousands of years. So let’s get into them, shall we!



The practice of burning these sticks and allowing the smoke to be released into the room is called smudging. Similar to Sage and Cedar, smudging Palo Santo is most widely used for spiritual and energy cleansing. When the wood is burned its believed to clear negative energy and restore tranquility and calm. The uplifting, fresh smoke is also said to keep away mosquitos and other insects.



Palo santo is used to treat a wide variety of physical ailments including colds, flus, anxiety, depression, asthma, bronchitis, headaches, and emotional trauma. Known for its calming effect, it also supports the immune and nervous systems which helps with faster recovery from illness. Want to try something new? Simmer the wood in hot water to make Palo Santo tea. Not only is it a digestive aid, but the wood contains high concentrations of a compound called d-limonene, which is thought to aid in the prevention of a variety of cancers.  



The uplifting scent is the perfect partner for relaxation. The wood can help brighten energy and promote feelings of positivity and joy. The scent is also shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance clarity and concentration.

Whether you’re just waking up, meditating, or winding down at the end of a stressful day… smudging Palo Santo is just what you need to relax. 


Inspiring creativity and bringing love and good fortune.

Lastly, we’ve found it especially helping during these wfh days. It is said that the smell enhances creativity, love, and good fortune to those who are open to its wondrous ways. The wood can help brighten energy and promote feelings of positivity and joy. 

As you can see, the benefits listed above are only a summary of why Palo Santo can be such a wonderful addition to anyone's home. But for us, that was enough! Thank you for reading and stay well. 

Click HERE for more details on Thyself with Palo Santo.

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