High Moon is a movement of mind, self discovery and vitality.
Founded on the belief that practicing rituals which encompass the human spiritual connection to nature cause a consciousness shift enabling us to see reality from a different perspective.We followed an exploration of sacred plants and cultural beliefs hidden throughout the generations. High Moon products explore relationship humans have with nature through ancient spiritual practices and new-age science. Each product focuses on ingredients from our earth that have spiritual significance known to heal the mind and soul.
THE LOST TREES OF PERU
Palo Santo "Bursera graveolens" is a ceremonial tree used by Amazonian’s from the Incan era, Shamanic practices trace back to prehistory. Shamans were known to use plants to effect altered states of consciousness allowing them to transcend energies from the spiritual world. In our modern day it can be difficult to connect with nature and slow the mind. The act of performing rituals such as burning incense has medicinal qualities that encourage our mind to be still, stabilise our mood and reconnect ourselves with nature.
Palo Santo translates to ‘Holy Wood’ in Spanish, it's the fallen wood from aged Palo Santo trees found in the forests of South and Central America in dry tropical forests where land is often used for agricultural activities that are at risk of deforestation. Peruvians harvest fallen branches of the Palo Santo tree, a practice that is regulated by local authorities. As the demand for this sacred wood grows local people can make a profitable living from these native trees. This means that the land does not need to be cleared for agricultural activities as the native trees can provide a sustainable livelihood for its local people.
REPLACE MORE THAN YOU TAKE
For every High Moon product sold we will plant a tree in the native forests our Palo Santo was collected replacing much more than we take. High Moon directly donates to the OneTreePlanted Reforestation Project located in the Madre de Dios region, an area that has been identified as a high risk zone for deforestation and degradation due to unsustainable agricultural practices in the region. By purchasing this incense you not only get to enjoy the benefits of Palo Santo you too become part of the solution.