Palo Santo is SACRED WOOD from Peru and is traditionally used as a natural remedy for colds and flu, as well as symptoms of stress. It is also known to relieve asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, and reduce inflammation. As an essential oil, it's great for aromatherapy and can also be used during therapeutic massages.
First you start with opening a window in the house and thinking of a simple intention of focusing on clearing the negative energy out of your space and mind. Once you have your intention in mind, light the Sage or Palo Santo and hold at a 45 degree angle pointing the tip down towards the flame. Allow it to burn for 30 seconds and then blow it out. Before smudging the room you will want to smudge yourself first and any other person that is with you. Once this is done you may now start and work your way through the room clockwise going up and down walls and around window sills.
Similar to Sage and Cedar, Palo Santo is most widely used for spiritual purification and energy (house) cleansing. Once the wood sticks are burned, the smoke is believed to clear negative energy and restore tranquility and calm emotions.