Palo Santo is one of the most important trees used in traditional ethno-botanical medicine of South America. It is widely used as an incense for repelling mosquitoes. The wood is cooked into decoction and taken for fevers, infections, and skin diseases. It is still widely used by shamans of the Andes in curing ceremonies.
Although the oil is present in young trees and saplings, the highest quality is distilled from the aged heartwood. Palo Santo oil is golden yellow, with a fresh and intense citrus aroma. Under the lemon top notes are subtle resinous wood notes and a slight medicinal pungency, which give the oil an intriguing complexity.Analysis of Palo Santo oil reveals that it contains high levels of limonene, a monoterpene compound that has been found to have chemo-preventive and chemo-therapeutic effects against several types of cancer. In medical aromatherapy the oil can be used as an anxiolytic agent that counteracts panic attacks and anxiety, a respiratory remedy for cough, colds, and asthma, for headaches and migraines, and in massage therapy for pain and inflammation of the muscles and joints. In spiritual aromatherapy it can be beneficial for meditation, concentration, and for enhancing creativity and learning.
I had never experienced this oil before, and at first whiff, I wasn't impressed, but after letting it air out on a scent strip, I have fallen in love with Palo Santo! It has a very intriguing dry, creamy, slightly woody and minty aroma that I keep coming back to smell. Awesome!
I ordered a sample of this Palo Santo - definitely going back to offer a full size. Delightful!
Palo Santo is one of my favorite oils. It's calming and one I use every time I start to feel tense or the beginning of a migraine coming on.
Received a sample of this oil and immediately wanted to bathe in it! Wonderful scent. Have a bottle in my cart at the moment. I'm sure this will be one of my favorite oils!
I'm so glad you guys offer the samples...I got one and had to come back and buy a bottle. I enjoy the scent and I think it is going to be an oil I use a lot!
A beautiful fragrance, this is one of my favorites. I like to blend it with sage and cedar, but it is also lovely on its own.