Beautiful Palo Santo elastic bracelet. These are made with genuine 8 mm Palo Santo beads. If you love the aromatic smells of Palo Santo, you will love these bracelets!
Historically Palo Santo has been used a smudge for cleansing and purifying rituals. While we were making these, the thought did cross my mind that in a bind a second use of this would be to take it apart and smudge with a couple smoldering beads!
One of the best known smudging rituals involves the use of white sage. Many native american tribes, medicine men and shamans also used Palo Santo. Its use can be traced back to the ancient Incan Empires. With similar properties to those of white sage, Palo Santo is an equally fragrant cleansing option.
Palo Santo, or Bursera graveolens is a mystical tree native to Mexico and South America. Palo santo may be burned, similar to incense, by lighting shavings of palo santo wood. In Peru, a shaman, or medicine man, reportedly lights palo santo sticks and the rising smoke will enter the "energy field" of ritual participants to "clear misfortune, negative energy and 'evil spirits'". Peruvians harvest fallen branches and twigs of the B. graveolens tree, a practice that is regulated by the government of Peru, so trees are not cut for wood harvesting.
These bracelets will fit most although may be dangle slightly on petite wrists. These are 7-8" before stretching.
You will receive 1 bracelet, a velvet storage pouch and a piece of palo santo measuring approx 4".
These are natural products, so color may slightly vary. The palo santo stick measure approx 4" and will vary in size, shape and color markings.
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