More about Palo Santo Essential Oil (Bursera Graveolens)
Pure palo santo essential oil from aged Palo Santo wood, from naturally fallen trees. Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens), or “Holy Wood” or “Sacred tree” is a natural aromatic incense wood. It has a wonderfully calming, soothing fragrance, with a powerful energy.
Obtained by steam distillation in small productions.
Our “Lambayeque” Palo Santo is gathered under government supervision by the native people from the area of Lambayeque, Olmos, Peru. The trees are protected, very old trees from which the windfall is collected from the ground and considered sacred by the indigenous peoples for many generations.
Packed in Miron glass bottles, pipette dropper included. For smaller bottles, please see our Sacred Essence range.
Bursera graveolens belongs to the Burseraceae (Copal family) and inhabits the South American Gran Chaco region (northern Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and the Brazilian Mato Grosso). It is also common on the coast of Ecuador. It is related to the Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) tree. The Palo Santo tree has no branches on the lower part of the trunk. Within a radius of several yards not a leaf or a blade of grass will grow. It is a soft, light wood, usually found near the river banks, and is the favorite haunt of colonies of the Brazilian fire ant, a vicious insect with an extremely painful bite. Touch the tree, and armies of these ants rush out from holes in the trunk eager to attack, even dropping from branches above on to the trespasser.
Palo Santo Oil Scent
Palo Santo has both a deep enjoyable wooden aroma as well as a nice warming middle range and a wonderful sweet top range to it. The oils wide range of enjoyable aromatic notes seems to be uniquely uncharacteristic to any single aromatic component.