Latin Name: Bursera Graveolens
Part of plant used: Wood
Extraction method: Steam Distilled
Country of origin: Peru
Blends nicely with: Cedarwood, Sandalwood and other wood oils.
Therapeutic uses: Balancing, strengthening, cleansing.
Palo santo is known as “Holy Wood” by the indigenous peoples of the Amanzonian region. Since ancient times they have used this sacred wood to soothe and calm the spirit and rid their homes of negative energy. It has often been used in Ayahuasca ceremonies.
The tree belongs to the same family (Burseraceae) as Frankincense and Myrrh. You can smell the sweet fragrance of Frankincense in the Palo Santo. This connection brings a gentle healing energy to the Palo Santo.