WATCHING TREES : “palo santo” + cardamom
Our #1 seller! Ground yourself in the calming, cleansing aromas of “Palo Santo”. Palo Santo is a tree native to South America traditionally used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. Though the notes captures the clean woodiness of palo santo, this does not actually contain palo santo and no trees were taken down for the oil in this scent. Get the warm and woodsy scent captured in palo santo along with sandalwood and spicy sweet cardamon without buying actual palo santo. This aroma has notes of “palo santo” as part of a very seductive, masculine woodsy scent reminiscent of a very clean cologne. (please read below for why we don’t use actual palo santo)
Top: Cardamom, Citrus
Middle: “Palo Santo”, Violet, Saffron
Base: Smoke, Wood, Sandalwood, Amber
🔊 For years, the over-harvesting of Palo Santo to keep up with Western demand has led to deep concerns of its ability to regenerate robustly. While the tree matures relatively quickly (50-70 years compared to the hundreds of years others in the arboreal world take), the only way to get the full benefit of this tree is by letting it die naturally, and allowing it a 4-10 year resting period on the forest floor. This is where the resin forms, the scent associated with Palo Santo.
Smudging is an ancient and sacred Indigenous ritual meant to purify and cleanse the soul and the spaces surrounding it (different than smoke cleansing). This ceremony is performed using medicinal herbs and plants. Once lit, it produces a thick smoke that carries energetic and spiritual importance. Palo Santo in Spanish is “holy stick”. This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils including elemi and does not contain any Palo Santo.
*the palo santo in this photo was given by a shaman in central america
Our 8 oz candles are hand-poured into recyclable or reusable amber glass jar with lid. Burns for up to 50 hours with crackling wooden wick.
Our collection of clean, non-toxic, phthalate-free candle aromas are unique, natural, 100% vegan and created using natural fragrance oils + pure essential oils from around the globe. Plant-based wax is made with 100% virgin coconut and soy wax and wooden wicks are from fsc-certified mills in the USA.