Since Andrew returned from Peru we’ve had Palo Santo burning constantly, and have been plotting ways to incorporate the incense into our collection as our first non-candle item.
Intrigued by this scent, and inspired by our travels, we’ve crafted a minimal, geometric ceramic dish designed specifically for the Palo Santo cones (which we imported directly from South America.).
For those not familiar with Palo Santo, it’s part of the citrus/balsam family and has rustic notes of earthy pine, mint and lemon. Palo Santo wood is left on the ground to age for 4 to 10 years from naturally fallen branches, and is one of Peru’s most sacred treasures. Palo Santo is known holistically for it’s healing benefits and cleansing abilities. It’s been used for centuries for protection, purification, luck, and pain relief. Palo Santo’s warm, delicately sweet and woodsy aroma continues to fill us with a sense of peace and tranquility within our fast paced and distraction filled days.
Rich with ancient mythical history, an array of climates, color, and home to this magical scent, Peru exceeded our wildest dreams, provided endless inspiration, and has us obsessively checking for flights to anywhere, day-dreaming of our next adventure abroad.