PALO SANTO Essential Oil | Wildharvested

$ 27

Bursera graveolens

Palo Santo oil is a true aromatic treasure and an Anima Mundi staple. It is renowned for its distinctive uplifting fragrance and its pronounced healing powers. Palo Santo Essential Oil is rich in limonene. A natural purifier, use it in your diffuser to keep you and your family healthy through the winter months. Palo Santo oil is among the best oils to use via direct palm inhalation for its clearing and inspiring properties. It has settling, calming and grounding qualities, thus making it a great ally for maintaining emotional equanimity, as well as a superb oil for spiritual uplifting.

Palo Santo is said to have an emotionally uplifting and balancing effect. Often used for shamanic ritual, it is a valuable tool for meditation, enhancing creativity, and for tasks requiring sustained concentration. With a softness and sweetness similar to some species of Frankincense, it is an ideal additive to massage oils. 

Aromatic Profile: 

  • Perfumery Note: top to middle
  • Odor: citrus with resinous wood notes, fresh
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: strong
  • Dry-out: soft, gentle, musky
  • Blends Well With: other woods and resins such as Cedarwood, Frankincense, Sandalwood and Myrrh
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Palo Santo

Palo Santo is one of the most important trees used in traditional ethno-botanical medicine of South America. Widely used as an incense for repelling mosquitoes, the wood is also cooked into decoction and taken for fevers, infections, and skin diseases. It’s still widely used by shamans of the Andes in curing ceremonies. Although the oil is present in young trees and saplings, the highest quality is distilled from the aged heartwood. Palo Santo oil is golden yellow, with a fresh and intense citrus aroma. Under the lemon top notes are subtle resinous wood notes and a slight medicinal pungency, which give the oil an intriguing complexity.


Eco-Project in Ecuador

The largest remaining population of Palo Santo trees grows in the Parque Nacional Machalilla in Ecuador. Our distiller has been involved in the careful ecological harvesting of deadwood in this park for many years. Only naturally fallen trees are gathered — there’s no cutting of any live trees. There is no waste of the harvested wood: every piece being either distilled or used as medicine or incense. Our distiller has also extensively researched the cultivation of Palo Santo trees and is now able to propagate saplings and save young trees from areas that are being deforested for development.

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