The magic of Palo Santo is in the alchemical process that happens after death of a limb or tree. in order for the Palo Santo to gain its magical properties it must die. The Palo Santo trees live for 80-90 years. After this death the tree must remain in its natural habitat for 4-10 years to complete its metamorphosis.Only then do its sacred, Medicinal and mystical properties come alive. Palo Santo has been used for thousands of years in Peruvian shamans and healers as part of their Ceremonies and healing rituals. The sacred smoke provides energetic protection, removes bad energy, uplifts the spirit and brings good luck.