Palo Santo Essential Oil
There are two types of Palo Santo trees from Ecuador - northern and southern. The southern trees produce the most oil. The Palo Santo tree is protected by the government. A permit is required to harvest the oil from dead trees or fallen branches from dead trees, that have been lying on the ground for at least two years.
- Botanical Family: Burseraceae
- Other Common Names: Holy Wood
- Part of Plant Used: Wood
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Palo Santo is high in monoterpenes (d-limonene).
- Musculoskeletal: soothes inflammation
- Emotional: grounding and calming for anxiety, depression, and during times of emotional turbulence
- Energetics: provides a quiet head space for meditative practices to invoke wisdom and enlightenment
- Nervous System: sedative and provides a soothing and grounding aura for night time sleep rituals
- Respiratory: supports the respiratory system against coughs, colds, and the flu
- Spiritual: Supports the Third Eye Chakra associated with intuition and imagination
- Scent Profile: Top to mid note with a woodsy aroma that is fresh and musky with a hint of citrus.
- Longevity: The aroma of Palo Santo can last up to 100-200 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Woody
- Blends well with: Amber, Angelica Root, Benzoin, Black Spruce, Cedarwood, Cherry Blossom, Clary Sage, Cypress, Dragons Blood, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Labdanum, Lavender, Leather, Lemon, Mandarin, Musk, Myrrh, Nag Champa, Oakmoss, Opopanax, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Sweet Orange, Valerian, Vetiver, Vanilla, Violet, White Sage, Ylang Ylang
- None known
Products Using Palo Santo Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.