Botanical Name: Bursera graveolens
Composition: 100% Pure Palo Santo Essential Oil
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Aged dead wood from fallen trees
Color: Clear to pale yellow to light brown
How to Use
How to Use Palo Santo Essential Oil
Direct Palm Inhalation: Perhaps the easiest way to use palo santo oil is through a simple direct palm inhalation. Place a drop of this uplifting and clarifying oil in the palm of your hand, gently rub the palms together, bring them towards your face and take a deep inhalation….enjoy the fragrance and effect!
Diffuser: Palo Santo is an ideal oil for use in our Ultramist diffuser, and combines well with its botanical cousin, Frankincense. Diffuse it in your home to help protect, purify, and stay healthy.
Other Ways To Use Palo Santo Essential Oil
1. Add several drops and apply as a cold compress to soothe and relax any specific area of the body.
2.Use a few drops in steaming water as vapor therapy. Its effects are very clarifying and pleasant.
3. Blend palo santo oil with any massage oil to relax tension and strain in the body, and provide comprehensive support.
Palo Santo Essential Oil Recipes
Palo Santo Purification Bath (bath salt blend): 2 drops palo santo, 2 drops grapefruit, 2 drops cypress, 2 drops palmarosa in 1 cup Dead Sea or Epsom salts.
Shamanic Journey Blend: 2 drops palo santo, 4 drops jasmine, 2 drops sandalwood, 1 drop cedarwood in 15 mL marula oil.
Ayurvedic Wisdom for Palo Santo Essential Oil
From an Ayurvedic perspective, Palo Santo Oil will alleviate problems caused by the Vata (Wind) and Kapha (Phlegm) doshas. It also has beneficial uses to alleviate the Pitta (fire) dosha in certain circumstances. Therefore, by balancing “wind”, palo santo oil will assist in slowing down the overly active mind and will support tranquility and peacefulness. By balancing “phlegm”, palo santo oil helps to lighten tendencies of sluggishness, complacency and melancholy. It’s mood uplifting and supports heightened energy (prana) in the body. When Pitta dosha infiltrates the joints and muscles, causing pain and tension, Palo Santo oil can be a healing gem. Perhaps most importantly, Palo Santo oil is primarily sattvic. Therefore, when used regularly, it purifies the channels of the mind and elevates the spirit.
Aromatic Profile and Blending for Palo Santo Essential Oil
- 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
Safety Considerations for Palo Santo Essential Oil
Generally non-toxic and non-sensitizing; Palo Santo can be dermotoxic to some if used directly on the skin. Avoid use during pregnancy. Do not take Palo Santo essential oil internally.
Interesting Info on Palo Santo Oil Information
To harvest the oil, only dead trees that have been left lying on the ground for a minimum of two years can be used. The resin is driven into the heartwood when the wood dies and matures, developing its unique and powerful chemistry. The average life of the Palo Santo tree is between 80 and 90 years. Redolent of citrus and balsam, Palo Santo, like its cousin Frankincense, belongs to the category of “spiritual oils”, renowned for their esoteric and numinous character. This distillation is highly therapeutic and intriguingly complex.