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Palo Santo Essential Oil

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A Floracopeia bestseller with an ancient ethnobotanical history; has long been worshiped by indigenous cultures for its purifying and healing powers.

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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.
  • Other Ways To Use Palo Santo Oil

    • 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.

    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.

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

Product Details

  • 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

99 reviews



I have never been so in love with an essential oil. I didn't know it was possible. I have used EO's on and off for years, enjoying them and using them sometimes then having long stretched where I don't touch them. When I discovered Palo Santo oil, everything changed. I use it multiple times a day to stay calm and centered in my high stress job. It helps me to focus and not freak out over my work load. I seriously consider this oil a medicine for my psyche. I am grateful and in awe of the healing properties of this magical oil!



I love the Floracopeia essential oils BUT Palo Santo is my favorite the smell is heavenly and the benefits are amazing as a Cancer survivor this oil is a must !!!! *edited to remove medical information by Floracopeia

RN, Massage Therapist


I love Palo Santo oil and use it daily. It is truly uplifting and grounding at the same time. I like blending it with Tulsi and a Citrus such as Orange or Lemon. It is a wonderful oil to enhance your yoga practice.

Perfect for me!


When I opened the tester bottle it was love at first sniff...so I ordered the 15ml size and then the Hydrosol as well..I diffuse and spray around...on pillows,etc....love the scent and I am an anxious type so this is perfect for me!

Great price for an amazing oil


Great price for an amazing oil.
<br>I put some in my bath and the next few days it’s scent lingers with its lovely, soft, sweet, woody aroma.
<br>I love this oil.

Absolutely divine


This is the third time I've ordered this oil and this time - 2 bottles! I just can't get enough of this smell! It's divine! Wonderful oil for meditation and to soothe distressed mind. I love to blend it with vetiver, frankincense, geranium and Labdanum. Not only is this oil balancing, but also grounding and great for space clearing. One of my favorite top 5 oils!
<br>I highly recommend!

A very special oil!


I love working with Palo Santo oil. Even if I'm short on time for a formal ritual, just smelling the oil brings a sense of calm and a deeper connection to the Forests. I will only work with Florocopeia's products.



I've wanted to tell you how exquisite this particular EO smells to me. I've used others and yours contains the right amount of pungency and smoothness. Very strong but not overwhelming, just perfect. Love your bottles and the way the oils are released - not too much resistance, not too much dribbliness.

Love it!


I love Palo Santos & this essential oil is amazing.

Incredibly spiritual and protective oil


Incredibly spiritual and protective oil ✨ Palo Santo is my oil I have used consistently throughout the pandemic. It almost immediately grounds me, helping me with the anxiety and depression, and when diffused creates an atmosphere of peace and a sense of protection. I make a blend of Palo Santo, Lavender and a drop of Cedarwood, an excellent blend for 2020.

Lovely Essence


Outstanding. This is a lovely essence that I use for deep inhalation and for diffusing



Smells great so soothing

Must Have in my Home


I discovered this oil on your site years ago and I make sure I alsways have one at home to diffuse in moments when I crave this sacred scent

Environmental Care!


First it’s difficult to find in Atlanta, but like ALL of your beautiful products, this is some of the best!!! Thank you for the purity and environmental concern you put into your products

Makes me feel calm


I use this oil in my diffuser and it really helps me feel calm.



Really high quality



Floracopeia's Palo Santo is a exceptional essential oil. The fragrance is beyond words, it always brings me to a higher vibration. I love it so much I wanted to know more about it so I purchased the book "Sacred Smoke". So very interesting! I use it as a personal meditation tool in the morning to start my day. I place 3 drops in the palm of my hand and touch each of the chakra points. What a wonderful way to start my day!

Love it!


Love to diffuse in my home.

Lovely Surprise


I burned Palo Santo wood as incense for years. In the last few months I ordered the essential oil from Floracopeia. I was surprised how intense the oil is. I primarily diffuse in a hand blown glass diffuser from Kurt Schnaubelt around 30 years ago or so at a workshop in a health food store. A little history there. I love the oil, provides an energy space of peace and no stress and calm for me. I would like to use more on my skin, not sure about carrier oil and dilution. Thanks for the opportunity to respond and much Aloha to you all!



Love this product., definitely one of my favorites. Amazing odor just makes me happy to use it



One of the Best Palo Santo Essential oil around!

Love it!


Love it! The scent of this oil changes with the seasons. I find the medicinal qualities that Floracopeia says it has to be true.

Love it!


Just love it!!!!



My favorite line of Palo Santo. I wear it often & love it! It is also great defused.



I love Palo Santo. It has protected me from the flu for many years. Since I tend toward anaphylactic hives, I don't get flu shots. But Palo Santo has protected me better than the shots ever did.