The heartwood of palo santo (“holy wood”) — also known as Bursera graveolens, and native to parts of Central and South America — has been a sacred element in cleansing practices for centuries, celebrated for its restorative qualities by Incan shamans, spiritual healers, and modern-day aficionados alike. Our source is One Love Holistics, a Bay Area provider of palo alto sticks committed to bringing the benefits of palo santo to homes around the world — and to safeguarding the habitat of the tree itself. OLH supports the planting of hundreds of palo santo seedlings annually, while working with environmental agencies in the United States, Ecuador, and Peru to continue the reforestation of South American “dry” forests — now under threat due to their widespread conversion to pastureland. The brand also partners only with farmers committed to ethical farming and labor practices. It’s all an effort to ensure palo santo will continue to play its healing role for centuries to come.