Pure, Therapeutic Palo Santo essential oil, Responsibly Wildcrafted
Extraction method / Source
Steam Distilled / Central wood of fallen branches
Musky, intense woody, citrus undertone
Limonene 59 - 62%, alpha-terpineol, menthofuran, carvone
Palo Santo is a deciduous tree native to the dry, tropical South American forests. Its average life span is 80 - 90 years. Palo Santo is on the endangered species list in Peru, and is protected by the Peruvian government. It is also unofficially endangered in Ecuador.
Regions of Production
Trees indigenous to the area grow in the wild, away from chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Large branches which fall naturally from the trees are collected, and essential oil is distilled from the wood.
History / Fun Facts
Native Ecuadorians have traditionally used Palo Santo as a mosquito repellent and air freshener for their homes. Literally "holy wood", Palo Santo is routinely used by shamans for clearing bad energies in ancestral rituals and indigenous medicine. Palo Santo is in the same family as Myrrh and Frankincense.
Anti-inflammatory, calming, sudorific
Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits
Massaged at the base of the neck and spine, it promotes relaxation. Helpful in the management of rheumatism and arthritis symptoms. Helps release negative energies. Commonly used for incense and natural perfume making. (Battaglia, 2003)
Modes of Administration
Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, incense
Blends well with
Cedarwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood
Non-toxic, non-sensitizing. May irritate sensitive skin. Avoid during pregnancy. Avoid old or oxidized oil.
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International Fragrance Research Association, http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/standards (January 5, 2016).
Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety, 2nd edition, 2014. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, New York, NY.
Young, D. Gary; Chao, Sue; et al. (2007). "Essential Oil of Bursera graveolens (Kunth) Triana et Planch from Ecuador". Journal of Essential Oil Research. 19: 525–526.
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