Palo Santo (Burserea Graveolens)

  • From the rainforests in Ecuador.
  • Considered by many to be a Holy Wood.
  • When burned, give off a warm and delicately sweet rosy-woodsy aroma.
  • Burning Palo Santo has been used by the Incas of ancient times for purifying, cleansing, and as a spiritual remedy.
  • Palo Santo is a protected resource in Ecuador and is harvested only from fallen branches and dead wood.


  • Light for a few seconds, or until it begins to cherry. Leaving Palo Santo on fire and longer than necessary to produce a cherry will degrade the quality of the smoke.
  • Blow out flame and increase smoke by blowing on stick or moving it through air.
  • Surround yourself, others, or a space with the smoke.
  • Can be used to “scrub” an aura.


Michelle Ferris

Owner, curator, and buyer for Crystallography Gems. The brick and mortar shop is relatively new, and has been around since 2021 in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood. Our presence as a business and as a rock and gem show has been longstanding, since 2013.Our shop offers crystals, minerals, gems, rocks, jewelry, and metaphysical tools. We work hard to inform our customers, giving them the education they need to be confident, intuitive, and wise collectors of crystals and minerals.