Palo Santo Large Jar by Skeem Design
Palo Santo is a sustainably cultivated wood from South America that has natural aromatic properties from the tree resin. This Holy Wood is believed to ward off bad energy, aid in healing, calm and cleanse the body and mind, and bring good fortune to those that burn it. To burn, simply light the end of a stick and keep the flame burning for about a minute. Blow out the flame and blow gently to keep the embers smoking. The stick will emit the beautiful fragranced smoke that will leave a lasting scent for several hours.
How to Smudge Your Home
First, open your windows to allow for energy no longer serving you to be released. Then, light your smudging tool and blow it out so smoke begins to flow. Intuitively choose where you would like to begin and move clockwise in a smooth, circular motion. Be sure to perform this ritual in nooks, closets and dark spaces in addition to the main areas in your home. Use a bowl of sand to put it out once your ritual has been completed.
The Art of Smudging
Smudging is an ancient art practiced by different cultures for centuries that utilizes the smoke of burning sacred plants to cleanse a space. The smoke from certain plants releases large amounts of negative ions into the air we breathe and are surrounded by. Negative ions are the good vibe ions that are responsible for that feeling of bliss when we step onto a beach or are close to a waterfall. The smudging process clears negative energy by changing the molecular structure of the air and energy, which has more benefits than just cleansing the air. Smudging is a natural antidepressant. Negative ions produced through this practice, get into our bloodstream from inhalation. This lowers blood pressure, relieves stress, normalizes breathing and leads to improved sleep.
Approx. 7- four inch sticks
Jar: 6" high x 3 1/4" wide
About Skeem Design
Skeem Design was founded in 2004 by husband-and-wife team Suji Meswani and Geoff Weiser. The name, Skeem, comes from the couple's scheme to find a way out of the corporate grind in an effort to fully realize their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. They created a lifestyle with a healthy work-life balance that allows them to spend more time in nature and traveling. This has proven to be a large source of inspiration for their boutique home fragrance range that features candles, perfumes, incense, and match bottles. Their mission has always been to create beautiful, useful products, eliminate excess packaging, and to produce as much of the line in the US as possible.