Palo Santo wood is burned as incense. As it burns, it releases aromatic smoke into the air. This is said to relieve stress and anxiety, as well as reduce pain and repel insects.
To burn palo santo wood sticks:
- Light a palo santo stick with a candle, lighter, or match.
- Hold the stick downward at a 45-degree angle.
- Let the stick burn for 30 seconds.
- Blow out the flame. Place the stick in a heatproof dish to let it burn.