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Palo Santo Oil

Strips of Palo Santo
Palo Santo Wood Pieces

Palo Santo is a revered tree native to South America. It is considered a cousin to Frankincense Oil because both share similar constituents (primarily Limonene), slightly similar aromas and because both have similar applications.

Palo Santo Essential Oil is gaining more widespread use within holistic aromatherapy, but not a whole lot is documented yet about its use.

Loosely translated, Palo Santo means Holy Wood. Palo Santo has been used for hundreds of years by native shamans for spiritual applications. For those that integrate essential oils within meditation, prayer or other spiritual applications, Palo Santo is an oil to pay close attention to. I personally find the oil to be particularly grounding and calming, and I see it as an important oil for use within Chakra applications. I am repeatedly reading that use of the oil or burning of the wood can help clear a space of negativity.

The aroma of Palo Santo is uniquely sweet and woody. Palo Santo Essential Oil reminds me of an intoxicating combination of frankincense, atlas cedar, sweetgrass, lemon and a subtle hint of mint.

Emotionally, Palo Santo Oil is grounding and elicits a sense of peacefulness and calm. I can see the possibility for Palo Santo Oil to be helpful for anxiety, emotional trauma and depression.

Palo Santo Oil
Palo Santo Oil
    

Botanical Name: Bursera Graveolens

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used: Wood

Color: Clear - Pale Yellow

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Sweet, woody, citrusy and slightly minty.

Palo Santo Oil Uses: Highly regarded for spiritual applications, uses within vibrational work and clearing negativity. Insect repellent. Possible use for coughs, bronchitis and other respiratory ailments.

Primary Constituents: Limonene, a-Terpineol, Menthofuran and Carvone. [Wikipedia contributors. "Bursera graveolens." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 7 Feb. 2012. Web. 28 May. 2012.]

Safety Information: Since limited, reputable documented information exists about the safety of Palo Santo Oil for topical applications, it may be prudent to avoid or dramatically limit topical use of the oil for now.

Important Note: The essential oil information provided within the Essential Oil Properties & Profiles area is intended for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General Safety Information: Do not take any essential oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use essential oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an essential oil that you've never used before. Instructions on conducting a skin patch test and more safety information can be found by visiting the Essential Oil Safety Information page. For very in-depth information on essential oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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