Palo Santo essential oil (holy wood),
Bursera graveolens, nicknamed “the resurrection tree”
Part: Dead heartwood
Perfumery Note: Middle
Odor: Sweet, woody and slightly sweet anise or fennel smell. Our Palo Santo is distilled in small batches from sustainably harvested wood.
The aged naturally, dead-wood is gathered from the forest floor on Ecuador’s Pacific coast, allowing the production of oil without any harm to the living trees. The fact is, the aroma only comes from the dead wood, not live wood. So you cannot just cut the trees and age it to get the aroma. It is a natural process.
This in itself is a beautiful example of life within death – that which we perceive as dead is most certainly very much alive. According to the Biblical tradition, death is not the end of life but the separation of the soul from the body. When the Palo Santo tree limbs fall to the ground, they are dead, but do not be deceived. It is the act of dying which releases the incredible life-giving aroma. This Aroma is the tree’s soul which can only be enjoyed by our soul.
Benefits: Highly regarded for spiritual applications and clearing negativity, Insect repellent, may prevent tumor growth, sedative, wound care, and skin care.