Palo Santo Incense Sticks


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Plant your feet on the floor, drop your gaze, and with a Palo Santo stick in hand, tap into the history of this holy wood. Honoring its origins in spiritual ceremonies and cleansing practices deepens your connection to ritual and the world around you.

Open your eyes, and with the flick of your lighter, light your stick, and breathe in the citrusy, woodsy scent. Breathe out, and let go of the negativity you want to cleanse from your space.

Pair with a Palo Santo holder for safe burning and striking room décor.

Learn more about Palo Santo here.


100% SERFOR-certified sustainably sourced Peruvian Palo Santo (5 sticks)

Botanical - Bursera graveolens

Source - Piura, Peru

Olfactory Experience

Woodsy, warm, and enveloping. Rich with notes of citrus and pine.

How to Use

Light the end of the stick until there is a small flame. It may take up to a minute of holding a flame to it so we recommend using a candle and holding the stick at a downward angle. 

Once lit, hold upright and let the Palo Santo burn for 10-20 seconds. Then blow out and spread the fragrant smoke through your home by painting the air with the stick. The smoke will continue for about a minute then cease. Afterwards place your stick in a Palo Santo holder or fireproof bowl.

Each stick can be relit several dozen times and Palo Santo ash can be sprinkled on top of plant-soil as a natural nutrient boost. 

As with any flame, or lit item, take caution when burning.


Bursera graveolens is a non-endangered species in the Burseraceae family, a close relative of frankincense.

At Bursera, we only source trees that have died naturally and have been resting on the forest floor for several years. Our ethical SERFOR-certified harvesting process ensures that no living trees are ever cut down, period. Not only does this help preserve Palo Santo, it leads to the potent, effective, and premium quality that is expected of all Bursera products.

What is Palo Santo

Palo Santo is known as ‘holy wood’ and these trees are found in the forests of Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico. 

Palo Santo use as an incense originates from Indigenous peoples in Central and South America. Peruvians would harvest the fallen branches and twigs of the Bursera graveolens tree and burned pieces, much like incense, in order to spiritually purify energy. Shamans used Palo Santo to offer grounded and clearing energy. It is a non-endangered species in the Burseraceae family, a close relative of frankincense.

How to Burn Palo Santo

1. Open all windows

2. Hold the Palo Santo stick at a 45° angle

3. Light the end of the stick until there is a small flame. It may take up to 45 seconds of holding a flame to it so we recommend using a candle.

4. Allow the stick to burn for 10-20 seconds

5. Blow out the flame and paint the room with the fragrant smoke

6. Place your stick upright in a Palo Santo holder, the smoke will cease naturally after about a minute


As a core part of our mission, we strive to regenerate the planet’s forests one tree at a time. With every order, you help us plant a tree.

Rooted in Tradition

We are focused on taking traditional products that have become popular through time and bringing them into the modern world. All while giving back to the planet and leaving it better than we found it.


As a carbon-neutral company, we prioritize minimizing our impact. Bursera products are sourced sustainably and ethically. Where possible, our packaging is made from post-consumer material and is recyclable.

Customer Reviews

Based on 42 reviews

All good.

Alex Presa
Brings me back to Barcelona

Honestly I got these because I wanted the scent to remind me of my time in Barcelona. But its done more than that, its definitely got calming properties and the smell just fills up the room so nicely. It's a lovely alternative to candles, as I am not the biggest fan. Beautiful product!

Natasha Williamson

The palo santo sticks smell amazing & burn great!

Qiuchen Li


Amelie Harvey

I have the Palo Santo holder and order Wood sticks twice. I love the look and the smell is divine. Bursera respects my values. I recommend! ♥️