Palo Santo is a type of tree that grows in South Smerica and is similar to Copal, Frankincense and Myrhh. This tree’s name is Spanish for “Holy Wood” and the scent is that of a mix of refreshing mint, citrus and wood.

Breathing in the smoke from the burning of Palo Santo leaves one feeling refreshed, clean and energized. Like sage and cedar, the scent clears out negative energy and is a natural mosquito repellent. The scent makes you just feel so good inside and brings about a peace of mind. I often use it when meditating.

 

 

The best part of this is that you do not have to kill the tree to make incense form it–but the tree needs to be dead. The essential oils and incense made from this tree is done so from trees that have already been dead or branches that have broken off and fallen. When making essential oils from Palo Santo, Vapor Distillation is used.

In the video above, I was using a candle to light the Palo Santo. Every night before bed I smudge my sleeping space so I can fall asleep to the soothing smoke of Palo Santo

Hi, I’m Johnna

I’m an artist from Shreveport, LA who learned the art of wire wrapping gems and minerals into jewelry from Grammy winning musician, Daryl Thompson, who became like a father to me.

He is the one who intrudoced me to the healing world of crystals and I have been learning every since.

This world is ancient but can be applied to modern day times. 

My life is hectic–I work from home, am mothering a kitten who almost died, and am living the life of my dreams.

However, we always have to stay grounded and what keeps me grounded is working with the healing gifts of the mineral kingdom to create something.

Every single one of my jewelry designs has a person that is meant just for it. 

Support This Blog for $1

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak shutting down my state, I am unable to ship jewelry at this time. I am temporarily shutting down my online business to keep myself and you safe.

However, I am going to continue making jewelry and blogging about my gems. 

If you would like to support this blog for $1 (or any amount,) feel free and know that I am grateful for your readership and support regardless of your choice. 

Thank you for reading my blog. 

Tesla Rocks Mineral Edition: Morganite

I have a lot of love for Tesla and anything else Elon Musk does so I am starting a weekly #MineralMonday blog segment dedicated to Tesla by featuring a matching gem and mineral to a colored Tesla. Please note that unless otherwise stated, the photos are not mine.  I'm...

Lapis…An Ancient Stone in a Modern World

Ancient Gem Valued Even Today. Lapis Lazuli is a gem that has been prized by the ancients in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, and Rome for thousands of years. It's vivid blue just speaks to your soul. One would think that Badakhshan, a seemingly forbidding...

Larimar

What Is Larimar? Larimar is a rare blue variety of Pectolite and it’s rare because there is only one locality in the world: the Dominican Republic. Pectolite simply means compacted stone and is mostly a white-gray color and its crystalline structure has copper atoms...

What’s The Difference Between Argentium Silver and Sterling Silver?

You may have seen me talking about a new type of silver that I work with: Argentium Silver. I’ve worked primarily with Sterling silver since I have been wrapping minerals and gems, but have discovered that Argentium is a nice metal to work with as well. People have...
Vanadinite: A Cool Mineral With Lead (So HWC)

Vanadinite: A Cool Mineral With Lead (So HWC)

Vanadinite is a luscious mineral that looks like warm toffee flakes. It’s discovery and naming has a fascinating story.  Vanadinite is a result of a chemical alteration to a pre-existing material and is considered a secondary mineral. It was discovered by a Spanish...

read more
Ametrine Seer Stone

Ametrine Seer Stone

I want to share a really cool stone with you. It’s an Ametrine seer stone. Usually seer stones are naturally made by rivers flowing over quartz minerals and polishing them into a clear, almost crystal ball like stone.  However, humans make them, too and this one is...

read more
Sometimes It’s Good To Get Out In Nature

Sometimes It’s Good To Get Out In Nature

Humans are spiritual beings and sometimes we need to infuse ourselves into the world around us. Getting out in nature helps to keep one grounded and bring about peace of mind. As a Scorpio, I am a water sign and am drawn, naturally, to water. I grew up in Shreveport...

read more
The Best Advice Ever Given To Me Was From Elon Musk.

The Best Advice Ever Given To Me Was From Elon Musk.

Photo by Loren Elliott | Getty Images News | Getty Images I am writing this blog post because one of my Twitter friends posed a question.  Today, I woke up and saw that the two Tesla shares I owned were almost at $1,000 per share. It took me around six months to save...

read more
Stibnite is Toxic, But Oh, So Pretty.

Stibnite is Toxic, But Oh, So Pretty.

This Deadly Mineral Is My Latest Love   Last year, I went to this local gem show. The guy who does it travels around the country and comes to Baton Rouge every other month and I have been eyeing this lovely specimen of his for a while (above picture).  However,...

read more
Herkimer Diamonds–Dazzling Natural Gems

Herkimer Diamonds–Dazzling Natural Gems

Dazzling Diamond LIke Gems   Herkimer Diamonds are a dazzling variety of quartz crystal. They are dubbed as 'diamonds' due to their stunning sparkle like that of actual faceted diamonds.  These gems are a rare type of quartz crystal that are double terminated (it...

read more
Carborundum Mineral

Carborundum Mineral

Silicon Carbide Is Really Pretty   Photo by Spirit Rock Shop.    Carborndum sounds like some type of car part but it is actually a really beautiful and light mineral. By light I mean that its fragile.  Carborundum is a compound of silicon and carbon, however it does...

read more
How Toxic is Malachite?

How Toxic is Malachite?

Malachite is a common mineral that is easily identifiable by its gorgeous banded and varied shades of greens.  However, with over 50% copper content, it is pretty toxic if ingested or inhaled. This is why those who cut and polish this beautiful mineral need to wear...

read more
Fulgurite Is A Mystical Mineral Made from Lightning

Fulgurite Is A Mystical Mineral Made from Lightning

Lightning Created Fulgurite  Minerals are formed by the elements. Earth, air, fire or water. Fulgurite is formed by lightning (fire). It's natural glass and its made by actual lightning strikes melting either sand or bare rock as the electricity hits the ground. This...

read more
5 Tips On Facing Challenges In A Positive Way

5 Tips On Facing Challenges In A Positive Way

Stress Shrinks Your Brain Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash A study published in 2018 in Neurology shows that our brans suffer when the primary stress hormone, cortisol, rises too high in our body's system. Even in young and middle-aged adults, these high levels...

read more
Review of Elon Musk’s New Song: Don’t Doubt Ur Vibe

Review of Elon Musk’s New Song: Don’t Doubt Ur Vibe

I Love This Song! Photo of Elon Musk via his Twitter     One of the things that helps me get really deep into the zone is a really good song that empowers your mind. Music is something that does more than expresses creativity--when you listen to songs that...

read more