Palo Santo
Palo Santo

Palo Santo

Regular price $16.00

Smudging is the ceremonial use of herbs to purify or bless objects, people, and places. Bad energy attaches to the smoke as it rises and dissipates, carrying negativity away.

Palo Santo literally translates to "Holy Wood" and is believed to bring good fortune and enhanced creativity to your life. It has many benefits to overall health and well-being, and is also known to be a natural mosquito repellent.

  • Palo Santo wood is sustainably harvested in Peru
  • Unwrap bundle and burn sticks individually - similar to incense. Light end of wood, let smolder, waft smoke, extinguish. Always take care and caution using fire.
  • Wood sticks are naturally fragrant without burning - you can keep them in a dish or place inside a drawer to bring a fresh, cedar-like scent to the space.
  • Each bundle comes with approximately seven hand split Palo Santo sticks.
  • This is a sacred practice, please be respectful when burning Palo Santo.

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      We started our leather working journey as transplants to Northern CA from Upstate NY in our early twenties. It was 2009, and hunting for a creative job seemed near impossible during the recession - so we started our own thing, and called it The Local Branch. With very little resources at first, we dabbled in leather working using scrap pieces of hides and a found-on-the-side-of-the-road sewing machine. The very first piece Blaine created was a leather holster, made for his phone and wallet. From there our leather working journey began.

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      We eventually decided to take this hobby brand into our full time venture. We renovated an Airstream trailer and turned it into our mobile workshop, touring America full time for over two years. We sold our goods at festivals, craft shows and online, as well as wholesale to many shops throughout the USA, Canada and Japan. After landing some of our goods in a few major retailers, we decided to slow down and keep the ethos and vision for the brand to small, local and handcrafted.

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