Botanical Name: Bursera Graveolens
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Palo Santo is a tree found originally in the tropical forests on the coast of the South Pacific, but Ecuador is now the main country where this tree is harvested. Palo Santo Oil is concentrated, and found only in the interior of the tree's trunk. It can take up to 10 years to produce the oil. The average life of the tree of Palo Santo is between 80 and 90 years, but because of over harvesting, only tree branches that have fallen naturally to the ground are used for the distillation of this oil.
Color: Pale yellow to light brown liquid
Common Uses: In aromatherapy, It can be used as part of a remedy for bronchial coughs, colds, nasal flues, allergies and asthma. It is said to have excellent absorption properties and can be used in massage therapy to relieve pain of the muscles and joints, and regenerates skin conditions, promote skin nutrition, healing and flexibility.
Palo Santo Essential Oil can generate states of calmness and relaxation and is beneficial for meditation, concentration, and for enhancing creativity and learning. In spiritual aromatherapy, it can be used as perfume to release negative energy and to purify and cleanse the spirit.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with:, and other wood oils.
Aromatic Scent: Palo Santo Essential Oil has a fresh, intense woody aroma with a slight hint of citrus.
History: The natives in Ecuador have used it mainly to protect themselves from insects such as mosquitos, and as an essential oil to perfume their homes. It was also used in rituals by shamans to clear the body of negative energy.
Cautions: Palo Santo Essential Oil is a dermal irritant. Avoid use if pregnant.
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