Palo Santo, (Burseara Graveolens/Spanish for Holy Wood) is a natural wood aromatic incense burned for centuries by the Incas and indigenous people of the Andes as a spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing. It was also used to get rid of evil spirits and misfortune, as well as for medicinal purposes. It has a fine citrus aroma with underlying notes of frankincense, its close relative. It is often used by shamans in sacred plant spirit ceremonies. This Palo Santo is sustainably wild harvested from Ecuador from naturally fallen trees and branches that lie dead for 4-10 years before they are harvested. It is said the true value of this tree comes after its life of up to 90 years -as only after having lain on the ground for 3-4 years does it develop the essential oil.