Palo Santo can grow in different places along South America! These have been brought from the Peruvian Amazon. Palo Santo has been used for many many years for spiritual cleansing from ancient cultures specially in Peru. Nowadays we are still burning Palo Santo for special rituals, for cleansing, for meditations or therapies, and in many more occasions! Its smell is way softer than the smell of Sage but it carries the same proprieties, the smell is more earthy and not that strong.
How to burn it?
Just light the tip, wait until you see a nice flame, and then blow it. You can leave it burning on top of a dish made of glass/ceramic or you can just go with it around your area. If the wood turns off, you can keep relighting it!
How long does it last when I burn it?
Depends how much you want to use it. Usually if you light it just couple times and not too many times a week, the stick can last a lot of days.