Giant Palo Santo Log (WAS $200)
This listing is for an incredible, giant log from a Palo Santo tree! Keep in your home to invite peace, tranquility, and positive vibes into your home. With sweet notes of pine, mint and lemon, Palo Santo is an essential addition to any sacred space or spiritual alter. Shamans have used it for centuries in spiritual purifying, energy cleansing and healing. Some of the most well-known Palo Santo uses include inspiring creativity, evoking protection, infusing blessings and bringing both love and good fortune. These logs are hard to find.
Log varies in weight and will be anywhere from 10" to 15" in length.
About ethical procurement:
Garden Fairy Co. has also created relationships with smoke cleansing providers that source palo santo sustainably, ethically, and fair trade. Within the past two years, concerns that purchasing palo santo is a progression towards deforestation of the tree have spread like wildfire. Claims that palo santo should never be used can be found all over social media. While we recognize that these claims have good intentions, there seems to be a need for clearer information. Bulnesia Sarmientoi tree, a type of palo santo, is endangered due to overuse. Garden Fairy Co. sells Bursera Graveolens, another type of palo santo tree, which is not endangered. The production and sale of Bursera Graveolens by Garden Fairy Co. and other ethical companies is actually contributing to reforestation and sustainable livelihoods in the arid hill-country of coastal Ecuador. In a sad twist, the misguided call to boycott Bursera Graveolens removes opportunities for sustainable livelihood in Ecuador, which actually then encourages forest clearing for cattle grazing and other land-degrading industries, while it does nothing to address the overconsumption of Bulnesia Sarmiento in Argentina and Paraguay.
Additionally, the sale of Palo Santo by GFC has never resulted in cutting down even ONE palo santo tree! The tree branches lay dead on the forest floor for 4-10 years before they are collected. This practice also allows the naturally occurring aromatic resins to develop. Our fair trade palo santo provider employs many indigenous families in Ecuador, paying them fair wages which provides economic incentive to keep these practices alive. Even further, in the last ten years, our palo santo provider has planted over 80,000 additional palo santo trees in wild harvest areas. ♥