SWEET PALMRegular price $50.00
Sweet with notes of dried mulberry and a clean, airy quality
Elevated, peaceful, fortifying
Palma Dulce, or Sweet Palm, is a rare incense with an enchanting aroma. Enkindled it emits a sweet botanical smoke, encouraging a state of peace that imparts both strength and gentleness within.
Endemic to the high-altitude shrubland slopes of the Andean mountains, this plant can only be found growing between 3600-4000 meters in very specific locations in Peru and Bolivia.
The growing patterns of the resilient Sweet Palm shrub can be described as stiff and erect, which aligns with traditional teachings about the plant’s ability to impart vitality and strength upon those who use it. In the Andes these small branches are enkindled with a flame and smudged to draw their sweet, cleansing smoke into the atmosphere. Used for prayer and shamanic practices, the smoke is offered as a blessing and as an expression of gratitude to Mother Earth.
With such little information published about this plant, Bio Alchemy Olfactive shared specimens of it with the Herbarium of the National Agrarian University in Peru, who confidently identified this plant as Loricana graveolens. Bio Alchemy Olfactive’s Sweet Palm branches are sustainably harvested from wild-growing shrubs in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Each piece offered for sale is harvested, sorted, selected, and bottled by hand in a reusable glass vial.
Burn Sweet Palm.
Remove a small piece of the sweet palm branch, carefully ignite clean burning charcoal over a hot flame using a heat-resistant utensil until the corners and edges of the briquette glow red. Place the charcoal inside an incense burner and top it with Sweet Palm.
Try burning Sweet Palm and Frankincense resin together for a blended aromatic incense.
Smudge Sweet Palm.
Hold a branch of Sweet Palm on one end and carefully light the tip. Allow the flame to burn only momentarily before extinguishing, allowing smoke to emit from the branch as you move through the space you intend to anoint. When finished simply place incense in a heat-resistant container to cool.
A collaboration with nature
We believe in fostering curiosity and reverence for nature’s biodiversity, employing a scientific and holistic approach to our creations that inspires a reconnection with our most primordial sense and elicits a shift in consciousness.
Nature is our ultimate guide
With profound admiration for botanical species native to climate zones across the world, we strive to spread awareness about the need to conserve the beautiful lands that allow these plants to thrive while giving back to local and indigenous communities that have cultivated them for centuries.
To ensure efficacy and an experience of the highest quality Bio Alchemy Olfactive travels the world to source each botanical ingredient and offering, working closely with farmers, ethnobotanists, harvesters, distillers, and surrounding communities.
Traceability and sustainability are integral to our work. The botanical materials that make up our collection are sourced with an eye towards sustainable growth practices, mindful cultivation and extraction, and reverence for the cultural traditions that have dictated their use for centuries.
All products are formulated in Bio Alchemy Olfactive’s private lab with exclusively sourced ingredients. Each bottle is hand poured, labeled and packaged. Our packaging, from shipping boxes, water activated tape, and protective wrap to shipping labels are plastic free and made from 100% post consumer waste with recycled ink, making them fully recyclable and naturally biodegradable. No forests are damaged in production.
Products packaged in glass vials are intended for reuse and are tied with hand spun natural Peruvian alpaca twine from the women of a small community with whom we work.
We prioritize eco-friendly and responsibly sourced packaging materials in effort to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible.