Common Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Wood
Chakra Association: Root, Third Eye and Crown
Note Classification: Middle/Top
Aroma: Sweet, woody, citrusy, and slightly minty
Largest Producing Country: Ecuador
Traditional Use: Used for cleansing impurities from skin, body and home.
Properties: anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic
Mental, Emotional Effects: Calming and grounding to the mind, helps ease depression, remorse and anxiety.
Benefits: Colds, allergies, asthma, inflammation of joints and muscles, regenerates skin.
Blends Well With: Cedarwood and sandalwood
Of Interest: The natives of Ecuador have used Palo Santo mainly to protect themselves from mosquitoes. Shamans use this oil to clear negative energy from the body. Palo santo is translated as “Saint Wood” and is used in Catholic churches in Central America to cleanse the space, preparing it for spiritual connection.
Safety Data: May cause skin irritation, avoid during pregnancy.
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