Palo Santo meaning “Holy Wood “has many similarities to Frankincense in that it is considered by the people of Ecuador and Peru to be a spiritual oil and many locals use it to drive away negative energies. It is grounding and calming, releasing negative emotions such as anger, and fear, with a sweet, balsamic and earthy aroma with incense-like overtones.
Diffuse it in your home and work space to cleanse and protect as you would with sage or red cedar. Use it during meditation to connect with spirit and stay focused.
Palo Santo / Botanical name Bursera graveolens
The wood matures over time after the tree has died, developing a chemistry that makes for a very powerful essential oil. The same chemistry does not occur in cut branches or the wood of cut trees. It is said that the spirits of the sacred palo santo trees are carried in the essential oil and are part of what makes the oil potent. It is the dead heart wood that is distilled for essential oil.
With constituents being high in limonene and α-terpineol. It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumoral and immune stimulating qualities
Palo Santo can be useful in aiding things like:-Respiratory infections and congestion – Add a few drops of Palo Santo to a vegetable oil e.g. almond or coconut oil and give the person a good back rub. If it’s a child, make it 2 drops of Palo Santo.
If you are travelling on public transport especially during flu season, put Palo Santo under your nose and inhale; or put a couple of drops on your handkerchief if you wish and periodically breathing it in.
Damage to cartilage and joints: It has been known to help with recovery.
Depression – There are numerous people who have reported Palo Santo helping with depression by simply putting the oil on the tongue or diffusing it.
Palo Santo also can be used as an Insect repellent and is quite effective.
Young Living ®is the only essential oil producer that is harvesting, distilling and distributing Palo Santo, worldwide. If you would like to obtain more info on this incredible essential oil, don’t hesitate to contact me