What is Palo Santo?
Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense and Myrrh. Bursera graveolens, also known as Palo Santo or Holy Wood, is a sacred tree that holds a fascinating place in history and now, perhaps even in modern medicine. The best part of this magical tree is that it is wild crafted and 100% sustainable, and naturally aromatic.
Palo Santo is rich in brain oxygenating terpenes including a-terpineol and limonene, which explains the inspiriting, energizing effects that it's known for. Palo Santo is known for its energetically cleansing and healing properties similar to Sage. It creates a pleasant, fresh smelling smoke (when used as incense) with hints of mint and a fresh and uplifting scent that raises your vibration, which comes very helpful in preparation for meditation and allows for a deeper connection to Source. It is also said that Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune to those who are open to its Magic. Palo Santo Aromatic Wood has been known to indigenous peoples of the Amanzonian region since ancient times to soothe and calm the spirit and rid the homeplace of negative energy.
In addition to its metaphysical capabilities, this mysterious plant also has been used traditionally in the treatment of a number of ailments including cold & flu symptoms, allergies, headaches, inflammation, stress, depression, and much more.
It has subtle healing aroma, something different in the world of plant spirit medicine. In Ayurvedic massage therapy, the elemental properties of the PALO SANTO confer equilibrium; having the power to regulate/calibrate the Chakras. If depressed, it uplifts, if euphoric or agitated, it calms. It confers a perfect balance producing relax and special states of peace and inner examination.
The indigenous people have used it for thousands of years for its powerful healing properties. The Incas used Palo Santo during spiritual ceremonies and rituals to cleanse and purify negative energies and vibrations.
Energetic, Spiritual and Emotional Qualities
Palo Santo has been known to indigenous peoples of the Amazonian region since ancient times to soothe and calm the spirit and rid the home place of negative energy.
Palo Santo is known for its energetically cleansing and healing properties similar to Sage. The energy of Palo Santo is like a "Holy Spirit", one that helps to increase trust, to overcome fears, to suppress the pain body and deeper traumas into a few therapy sessions. Traditional medicine says that Palo Santo oils produce a spiritual film over the skin that works like a protective shield, reinforcing the positive that our electromagnetic body generates and strengthen the aura and is perfectly absorbed by our neuro system, expelling negative energies When burned as incense, it creates a pleasant, fresh smelling smoke with hints of mint and a fresh and uplifting scent that raises your vibration, which comes very helpful in preparation for meditation and allows for a deeper connection to Source. It is also said that Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune to those who are open to its Magic.
Palo Santo oil is a very powerful antioxidant because of its high d-limonene content. Palo Santo oil contains 75-76% d-limonene. What is D-Limonene? d-limonene protects against pancreatic, stomach, colon, skin, and liver cancers. D-limonene is contained in the peels of citrus fruits such as grapefruit, orange and lemon.
What are the main plant properties? Anti-infectious, anti-tumoral, anti-viral, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, immune-stimulant and sedative.
What are the Documented Benefits and Uses of Palo Santo? Cancer, infection, rheumatism, immune stimulant, muscle pain, nervous conditions, viruses, inflammation, and supports the nervous system.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? It is physically grounding and calming. Has a sweet, balsamic and earthy aroma with incense-like overtones.
Palo Santo Bracelets and Necklaces are hand made and are completely natural. These beautiful hand crafted Palo Santo Beads are very aromatic and are hand made in Peru. Palo Santo bracelets and necklaces have a naturally soothing aroma and can infused with the essential oil of Palo Santo for even stronger and more profound effect. Aromatherapy on the go.
Palo Santo Essential Oil
The essential oil is distilled from the heartwood (the wood must become sawdust to produce the oil) of the Palo Santo tree. The heartwood must be at least two to three years old and be from the red wood to produce the higher quality oil. The essential oil extracted from Palo Santo wood can only be extracted from dead trees and fallen branches using “Vapor Distillation” without the use of dangerous chemicals or solvents. This insures a high quality product cared for with Love and Respect. is traditionally used for relieving anxiety, stress, common colds, flu symptoms, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and more. The oil can also be used during massage work to seal intentions while calling in Spirit Allies for support and protection. It also can be applied to bracelets and necklaces to infuse them with the true essence of Palo Santo tree.
Palo Santo Incense Sticks, Chips Burning Instructions and Oil Diffusing Method
Use a candle, match or lighter to ignite your stick or incense chips of Palo Santo. Hold at about a 45-degree angle pointing the tip down toward the flame. Allow it to burn for about 30 secs to 1 minute and then blow out. Move about your workspace, home, car, bathroom or anywhere you would like to clear the energy. The rich smell will also bring peace and clarity to the moment along with good feelings. When finished, place the stick in a fireproof bowl of metal, glass or clay. The glow will end on its own unless you blow on the ember, which will keep the smoke going.
Diffusing essential oil method. Add 8 to 18 drops depending on the size of the room to two tablespoons of distilled water inside the oil warmer. Light the tea candle and let the aroma fill your space. Allow about 15 to 25 min of diffusion.