Palo Santo means "holy wood" and has been used as a deeply aromatic incense by the Incas and people of the Andes for centuries. Its purpose is to purify and cleanse, and to get rid of evil spirits and influences. Bag contains half an ounce of palo santo wood powder. In this form it is most easily burned over a lit charcoal tablet. It also can be used to create your own incense blends by mixing with other ingredients.