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Looking to start the new year with a clean slate?


Here at Lemongrass we offer many different tools that can be used for clearing away all that old stagnant energy from 2019 to make room for new things to come in 2020! Lemongrass Owner Tara Teipel believed in the importance of bringing these tools to our community here in Encinitas with her My Spiritual Ritual line.


Keep reading to learn more about the ways you can clear space and energy!



Sacred Copal Incense


Copal is a special and extremely sacred resin that is derived from the Protium Copal tree, a member of the Buresa tree family found in Mexico and Central America. When Copal resin is burned, it creates a divine smoke that is known to clear negative energies, connect us with a higher consciousness and spiritual realms and penetrate us with higher vibrations.

When Tara, founder and owner of My Spiritual Ritual, first experienced Copal on a spiritual journey deep into Mexico, she was deeply captivated. As she became aware of its popularity in Mexico, seeing it in every storefront, she felt inspired to be a part of spreading knowledge of this powerful sacred tool. She was motivated to bring it into North America and make it more readily available to anyone who appreciates ritual and uses it as she does, for inner transformation and to connect to Spirit.




Copal resin has the power to clarify, heal, repair and protect which is why one reason why we particularly appreciate its use as a space clearing tool in spiritual ritual. When Copal resin is burned, it creates a very thick smoke that has a scent that is crisp, woodsy, clean and relaxing– similar to that of Pine.  The Copal smoke is used to heal, balance and protect our physical and energetic bodies.

No matter who you are, when used with the proper intention, Copal will increase the vibration in any space. This could be your home, office, bedroom or workshop, it can even be outside your door drifting out to cleanse the neighborhood! Burning Copal has the power to transform and deflect unwanted energy, cleanse crystals and gems, bless a space as sacred, awaken truth and connect you to a higher aspect of yourself.




Palo Santo


Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal.  In Spanish, the name literally means “Holy Wood”. It is part of the citrus family and has sweet notes of pine, mint and lemon.


The Ceremonial Experience

Palo Santo is enjoyed by many for its energetically cleansing and healing properties similar to Sage and Cedar.  It is a strong medicine that has been popularized for its heavenly presence in keeping energies grounded and clear.  It creates a pleasant, fresh smoke that works well in keeping away mosquitoes and other flying insects which is one of the prime uses for the people who live in Ecuador and Peru.  It provides an uplifting scent that raises your vibration in preparation for meditation and allows for a deeper connection to the Source of all creation. It is also said that Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune to those who are open to its magic.


Healing and Medicinal Benefits

Palo Santo is traditionally used for relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and more.  This Essential Oil is great for Aromatherapy and can also be used during massage work to assist in healing. Great for calming the immune and nervous systems for faster recovery of illness.  In essential oil form, it works well for physical pain and inflammation containing high levels of D-Limonene and Monoterpenes that are useful for cancer symptoms.


The Responsibility To Our Earth

The best part of this magical tree is that it is wild crafted and sustainably harvested by a family that has planted over 30,000 trees back into the area over the last 10 years.  The essential oil can only be extracted from dead trees and fallen branches using “Vapor Distillation” without the use of dangerous chemicals or solvents. This insures a high quality product cared for with Love and Respect.


Suggestions For Using Palo Santo


Invite In Divine Guidance

The sacred scent of Palo Santo ignites an ancient and familiar knowing from deep within, melts away tension, and increases your awareness of the gifts that lie in the present moment, so you can hear what your higher guidance has to say.


Clearing Space

You want a clear space before inviting in the higher frequency of Love. Light your Palo Santo stick and blow out the flame, creating a smoke.  Walk around your space holding the stick with one hand, while waving your other hand to circulate the smoke around the space to clear it.






Burning sage is an ancient ritual often called smudging. It is found that negativity is cleared away by the smoke of the burning sage. You can use the smoke on yourself or others as wellas in your home and on objects you feel need a cleansing or clearing.


How to Smudge


Set your intention, light the sage and spread the smoke around.

Always use caution since you are are dealing with fire. Carry a bowl underneath smoking sage and when finished, completely put out the fire.



Stop by Lemongrass today and pick up some of these My Spiritual Ritual Tools  as well as some additional tools to help you on your energy clearing journey!