Palo Santo Essential Oil
About Palo Santo Oil
Palo Santo oil is a true aromatic treasure and a Floracopeia staple. It is renowned for its distinctive uplifting fragrance and its pronounced healing powers. Palo Santo Essential Oil is rich in limonene. A natural purifier, use it in your diffuser to keep you and your family healthy through the winter months. Palo Santo oil is among the best oils to use via direct palm inhalation for its clearing and inspiring properties. It has settling, calming and grounding qualities, thus making it a great ally for maintaining emotional equanimity, as well as a superb oil for spiritual upliftment.
Palo Santo is said to have an emotionally uplifting and balancing effect. Often used for shamanic ritual, it is a valuable tool for meditation, enhancing creativity, and for tasks requiring sustained concentration. With a softness and sweetness similar to some species of frankincense, it is an ideal additive to massage oils. Our founder, David Crow, has written an entire book entitled, "Sacred Smoke: The Magic and Medicine of Palo Santo".
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 effect!
- Diffuser: Palo Santo is an ideal oil for your diffuser, and combines well with its botanical cousin, Frankincense. Diffuse it in your home to help protect, purify, and stay healthy.
- Add several drops and apply as a cold compress to soothe and relax any specific area of the body.
- Use a few drops in steaming water as vapor therapy. Its effects are very clarifying and pleasant.
- Blend palo santo oil with any massage oil to relax tension and strain in the body, and provide comprehensive support.
Other Ways To Use Palo Santo Oil
Palo Santo Essential Oil Recipes
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.
Palo Santo Oil Profile
Ethically wildcrafted from dead wood gathered from the tropical dry forest on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast, Floracopeia’s Palo Santo oil is distilled by a small community dedicated to sustainability and reforestation of this precious tree. The Palo Santo or "sacred wood" tree from which the oil derives has an ancient ethnobotanical history and has long been worshiped by indigenous cultures for its purifying powers. Today, the oil is also recognized for its constellation of therapeutic properties, which include its ability to uplift the mood, strengthen vitality and aid in protection.
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
- Botanical Name:Bursera graveolens
- Family: Burseraceae
- Composition: 100% Pure Palo Santo Essential Oil
- Origin: Ecuador
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Wild-harvested
- Plant Part: Aged dead wood from fallen trees
- Color: Clear to pale yellow to light brown
- Consistency: Thin
- Yield: 4% - 5%
- Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)
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. Its 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.
Interesting Information on Palo Santo Oil
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.
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Ratings & Reviews
Such a divine scent! Purest I've found. I love these oils so much. They are my favorite on the planet. I always know I can trust Floracopeia for the purest, most medicinal essential oils around.
Such a luscious, relaxing scent. Love how it cleanses the air in the room when diffused.
by Michael S
A beautiful Palo Santo essential oil ethically harvested and distilled, worth adding to your collection
by Kelly Vran
I love this oil! It smells so beautiful. I use it to create sacred space.
Light wood scent brings mental alertness
by Jill Striebinger
Very impressed with ethics about how the oil is harvested as well as the superior quality.
Great to Diffuse
Palo santo is great to use in a diffuser when you can't smudge. It is a great support for meditation or healing eork
Unique and Special
This oil is unique and special. There is nothing better to balance out your emotions and provide fast grounding. You merely need to sniff and your whole world and day changes. The most underrated oil on this beautiful earth
Delightful, Powerful and the best quality.
I use this to help purify and clear energy around me
Amazing and purifying oil that I use daily to support grounding, clear mind and wellness
I love the lightness and clarity your Palo Santo essential oil brings whenever I wear it. We use it for a room spray, a body spray and even sometimes directly on the body to uplift Spirit and bring some calm to all situations.
a very sacred remedy.
by Koré Taylor
Excellent quality and ethically sourced
Best Palo Santo!
by Simone White
This is the best palo santo essential oil that I have found, the scent and also the way it's sustainably and ethically harvested
Essential to my Reiki sessions
by Diana Grossman
palo santo my grounding oil for sacred space ceremonies is my favorite! The pali Santo oil is very much a part of every massage session, reiki healing and tantra ceremony I create for my wonderful clients. I combine a drop or two of palo santo oil with one drop of lemon, mint and grapefruit oil and my clients absolutely enjoy the combination and earthy smell. Palo santo oil is a must for closing the energies for all my chakra balancing sessions and it helps ground my client's energies back into their bodies.
perfect palo santo , smooth beautiful
by susan viskovich
What an "other worldly" scent! It has so many different layers and when I smell it right from the bottle it takes me to a higher level of consciousness! I love it and save it for those times when I really need it's powerful effects!n I
I put this in a diffuser in my home whenever I need energy clearing or deep meditation. It leaves our home smelling incredible as well-- guests often ask about it!
My go to!
by Roxana Gravot
This essence is my go to when I feel afraid or worried! Thanks to Dave’s videos, I was able to gain an appreciation for the oils.
by Barbara Schmock
so grounding , earthy
by Erica Halligan