I am really big into implementing natural remedies and practices into my daily life. I have a difficult time winding down for sleep, as I tend to be a night owl and a morning person, so it's good to establish a bedtime routine. Mine involves a hot shower, writing a to-do list for the next day, and lighting a candle and/or using aromatherapy. I tend to stick to either using essential oils, Palo Santo, or Sage because other scents are just a bit too strong while these are pure with no added chemicals. For many years, Palo Santo has been used for it's cleansing and healing properties, and has been used to relieve symptoms of headaches, and inflammation. Plus, it smells really good. It has an almost citrus aroma with underlying notes of frankincense. I sometimes actually prefer it over burning sage, because it's a much lighter scent while sage can lean to the smoky side (which can irritate my eyes).
To use, simply light one end, hold at a 45 degree angle, allow to burn for about 30 seconds, then blow it out. It has a nice, delicate fragrance when placed around the house in an unburned pile as well!
Now offering bundles of Palo Santo at Wild Poppy Goods! They are sustainably wild harvested from a reserve in Ecuador from naturally fallen trees and make for a wonderful gift!