Palo Santo is a tree native to South America, and translates to "Sacred Wood." Only harvested after falling naturally in the forest, Palo Santo has renowned cleansing and medicinal properties. When burned, Palo Santo releases a very delicate smoke that can be used to dispel negative energy, while leaving positive energy intact. Palo Santo burns very slowly, so after catching light, each 4” stick will burn for about 3-5 minutes before going out on its own. One stick will last for approximately one month. Each bundle comes with two or five sticks tied together with recycled sari silk ribbon. Our Palo Santo comes directly from Ecuador and is sustainably harvested. We get shipments from Ecuador approximately every month, so our Palo Santo is the freshest available in the US!