Palo Santo Essential Oil from Peru
Historically, the main purpose of using palo santo was incense to promote positive energies. It was also used to repel insects, and its wood was collected and used in teas to promote digestion and stimulate immune system function.
What is palo santo?
Palo santo essential oil is obtained from the Bursera graveolens tree, native to Peru. It comes from the same botanical family as the incense or frankincense tree (Boswellia sacra o Boswellia carterii). Palo santo is a tree that grows for 40 years and can live up to 80 in total. It usually inhabits dry forests in much of the tropical area of the South American Pacific coast.
How is it obtained?
The essential oil of palo santo wood is obtained by steam distillation. It is extracted from the “sacred wood” of palo santo, this valuable resource is used sustainably on the north coast of Peru. To prevent sensory degradation, our majestic oil comes in an amber glass bottle to preserve its beneficial properties.
Properties of palo santo essential oil
The best way to enjoy the aroma of palo santo is through its essential oil, which is obtained by steam distillation. You can use it to aromatize your home or office, through a spray or with a scent diffuser.
Its combination of monoterpenes give it a great cleansing and antioxidant effect. The characteristic aroma of palo santo sticks is due to their content in d-limonene, present at 70%. Now you know how incredible palo santo benefits are!
Palo santo uses
– For arthritis, muscle pain, and neck pain: place a few drops on sore spots, massage until oil is absorbed into skin.
– For flu, allergies, asthma, migraine, stress: put a few drops on your chest at the level of your heart, nose and neck.
– 5 drops can be placed in an oil diffuser or burner as an aromatizer. It is an excellent antidepressant.
– You can also add a few drops of this essential oil to your favorite vegetable massage oil to help relieve tension, sore muscles, and joint pain.
Learn more about our compromise with sustainability in our palo santo video
Composition: 100% pure palo santo essential oil.
Scientific name: Bursera Graveolens
Origin: Piura Peru
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Contraindications: Not recommended during pregnancy and lactation.
Warning: This product has no contraindications, nor have we found reports of possible interactions with the use of medications. The information indicated on this page does not constitute in any way an ordinance or a medical prescription, likewise, the use of these natural products does not exempt from a medical consultation.
Mary Gomez –
Its aroma is very pleasant.
Amazon Andes (verified owner) –