Botanical Name: Bursera graveolens
Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Plant Part Typically Used: Wood
Color: Clear - Pale Yellow
Sweet, woody, citrusy and slightly minty.
Our Palo Santo essential oil has a unique woody, fruity/balsamic sweet, penetrating aroma, with citrus, mint and soft spice nuances that is somewhat reminiscent of Frankincense. The smoke of Palo Santo wood is traditionally used in spiritual rituals to clear negativity from a person or space, very similar to the use of White Sage in smudging practices. It comes from the same botanical family (Burseraceae) as Frankincense and Myrrh1 and is often used to enhance meditative states in the same way as its botanical cousins - encouraging relaxation, calming the nerves and quieting mental chatter.