*Please note: A flower essence is energetic and odorless and therefore distinct from essential oils.
About Palo Santo Flower Essence
Our Palo Santo flower essence is coming from the tropical dry forest on the Ecuadorian coastline, prepared in close proximity to the equatorial line where sun and moon have a most powerful influence. Palo Santo means 'sacred stick' or ‘sacred wood’; it possesses a rich and ancient ethnobotanical history and is often utilized by indigenous cultures for its strongly purifying power. The Palo Santo tree has a very short bloom cycle with the small yellowish flowers bursting forth just after the rains have begun and lasting only a couple of weeks. Therefore, because of the necessary sunshine needed to prepare the flower essence, we feel very fortunate that a small window of sunshine appeared during this heavy monsoon season, making this unique essence from this sacred tree possible. We are honored to be able to offer the world's first Palo Santo flower essence.
When used as a flower essence, Palo Santo uplifts, stimulates creativity, and enhances emotional equilibrium. Through its strongly purifying and protective qualities, it works to remove disharmonious energy, quickly grounds a person, and promotes clarity, centeredness, and strength. Palo Santo flower essence energetically opens the chest and heart and activates the microcosmic orbit, a energetic circuit that flows between our sacrum and crown, distributing Qi (life force) through the entire meridian system increasing health and rejuvenation on all levels.
Palo Santo has a reputation for stimulating extraordinary creativity, in part due to the space it creates by effectively removing negativity. Because flowers are generally thought of as the highest creative expression of a plant, containing extremely concentrated life force energies, the flower essence of Palo Santo has extraordinary healing power, possibly even more so that the wood itself.
Palo Santo, considered one of three wish-fulling gems (the others being Agarwood and Immortelle), has an ability to bring blessings into one's life when used in a heart-centered way.
Benefits of Palo Santo Flower Essence
- Opens chest and heart, activates the upper burner.
- Activates the microcosmic orbit, circling between the root and crown, sweeping and purifying.
- Has an ability to ground and uplift. Like a tree firmly planted in the earth and reaching upward, Palo santo flower essence imparts the feeling of being grounded, uplifted, strong and centered.
How To Use Palo Santo Flower Essence
Due to the energetic nature of flower essences, it is important to not let the glass dropper touch anything other than the flower essence itself, in order to keep the essence as potent as possible.
- Internally: 1-2 drops on the tongue, four times a day or as desired. They can also be added to spring water and sipped on throughout the day.
- Externally: Flower essences can be applied topically to areas of the body, such as the acupuncture or marma points. A few drops can also be added to massage oil, body care products, clearing/room spray (spring water and essential oil blend), and numerous other ways.
Safety Considerations for Palo Santo Flower Essence
Flower essences, an extremely safe energetic preparation, can be used by everyone including animals. They do not interfere with other botanical preparations, supplements or pharmaceuticals.
What are Flower Essences?
Flower essences are a bioenergetic imprint of a flower that has been transferred and stabilized in water. Flower essences work on the non-material parts of ourselves and are used for emotional, mental and spiritual concerns. Flower essences as a primary treatment for what Traditional Chinese Medicine calls Shen or Spirit. TCM views Shen or Spirit as containing aspects of emotional and mental health. Each flower is profoundly intelligent and holds specific transformational information found in nature that can help us realize our true nature and help us shift out of self-limiting, self-destructive patterns and behaviors. Since flower essences are energetic in nature their benefits are not due to a bio-chemical interaction with the body but instead they work on the various energy pathways and fields such as the acupuncture meridians to create body, mind and spirit health and well-being.