Palo Santo or ‘Holy Wood’ has a woodsy, aromatic, and spicy scent that is faintly reminiscent of gingerbread. Its holy reputation dates back to the Incas who burned it as part of their healing and cleansing ceremonies. Burning Palo Santo can help clear out negative energies, instill calm and relaxation, and fill your home with joy and harmony. The Spanish often burn Palo Santo on Catholic holy days and in Church processions