Latin Name: Bursera graveolens
Country of Origin: Ecuador
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Palo Santo is a sacred wood that is native to South America. It is believed to have both medicinal and therapeutic healing properties. On a physical level, Palo Santo may help to boost immune function, ease pain and inflammation, and soothe headaches, stress and anxiety. Traditionally it has been used for cleansing energy, spiritual purification and uplifting spirits. It has a beautiful and delicate aroma that is sweet and woody with citrus and mint undertones.
Blends well with Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Lemon, Rose, Vetiver and Sandalwood.
I diffuse Palo Santo in my meditation room and it helps to ground me. I actually use the scent as home base when I drift off in thinking.