Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) 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. Palo Santo is widely used in several Latin & South American Countries by healers, mystics and shamans, and also by North American indigenous.
Palo Santo is ideal for purification rituals and full of ancient energies present in the daily life of peoples forests. Comparable to an American version of White Sage, Palo Santo has been adopted over time by the “new age” and modern medicine man/women.
Native to the Andes and present in pre-Columbian civilizations from Peru to Mexico, Palo Santo is believed to act on human memory, invoking powerful memories and recovering long-lost ancestral energies.
Palo Santo is enjoyed by many for its energetically cleansing and healing properties similar to Sage and Sandalwood. 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.
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 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.