Palo Santo which is also known as "Holy Stick" is a natural wood aromatic incense used for centuries by the Incas and indigenous people of the Andes as a spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing, as well as to get rid of evil spirits and misfortune. It has a fine citrus aroma with underlying notes of Frankincense, its close relative.
Burseara Graveolens (Palo Santo) is a wild tree of dry forests of northern Peru whose wood emits a fragrance and has been known for centuries as a spiritual holy wood.
Burn much like you do a Smudge Stick (Sage). Light over a gas stove or open flame until wood turns red and begins to emit smoke. Let burn and pass in a circle throughout the room, pass completely over your body or simply let burn. If you desire a long burning session, I recommend lighting a coal that you would use for hookah smoking and burn over the red coal in an Abalone shell or any burn proof holder. Each piece varies in shape and size, but is very similar to the one pictured.
PS. This is also amazing for stress and anxiety. Let burn over your body during times of stress or anxiety. Another cool way to use Palo Santo is to just let it sit in your car. The heat from the sun will release the wood's natural oils and work as a natural car freshener.