Palo Santo is from the same botanical family as Frankincense. It originated in South America and comes from the Palo Santo tree which in Spanish means “holy wood.” Palo Santo is considered a sacred tree and has been used for centuries for its healing properties and potential ability to ward off negative energy. The essential oil is distilled from the aged heartwood from the trunk of the Palo Santo tree. The oil is rich in terpenes such as limonene and α-terpineol; making this a cousin to Frankincense and Myrrh. Palo Santo is a powerful oil known for its healing, calming, cleansing capabilities and enhances meditation.
Country of Origin: Ecuador, Peru
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Wood
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends Well With: Balsam Fir, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Blue Spruce, Clary Sage, Copaiba, Lavender, Myrrh, Black Spruce, Cypress, Frankincense, Silver Fir, White Fir, Vetiver, Orange Blood, Clove Bud, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamon Leaf, Lemon, Orange Sweet, and Vanilla.
Safe for Kids: No
We recommend a maximum dilution of 3%.
- Oral caution for long-term use (palo santo wood). Large doses of menthofuran (grater than 5mL) and pulegone can be toxic to the liver. However, no animal or human toxicity studies for palo santo oil have been reported as of this writing. Based on this information it is recommended that palo santo be used cautiously orally until safety studies are completed. Limit oral consumption to no more than 15 drops of palo santo per day for up to twenty-one days with a seven-day break afterwards, or no more than 5 drops daily for long-term use. ref. Evidence-Based Essential Oil Therapy by Dr. Scott A. Johnson, page 192.
- Animal and in vitro research concluded that palo santo oil prevents the growth of breast tumor cells.
ref. Evidence-Based Essential Oil Therapy by Dr. Scott A. Johnson, page 192.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.
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