Bursera graveolens oil | Palo santo oil | Aromatherapy | Heiliges Holz Öl
Our Palo Santo oil has been steam distilled without any chemical additives. It is an all-natural product with a long shelf-life.
Bursera graveolens is a tree that is praised for its aromatic wood. This tree has powerful energy, yet when it is burned, the smoke produces a scent relaxation, peace, and wellbeing. It brings a fragrant and pleasant smell to any space where it is burned.
Our Palo Santo is harvested from a private reserve in Ecuador. It comes from trees and branches that have naturally fallen and have been laying dead for 4-10 years before they are harvested. Only the naturally fallen trees produce the wonderfully woody scent. The longer the tree has been dead, the more potent the scent. Some Palo Santo trees can live to be 80-90+ years old.
Also see our Palo Santo chunks.
Bursera Graveolens is found growing in many areas including Guatemala, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Colombia, and the Galapagos Islands. These trees are protected under government supervision; however, after strong winds, fallen trees are respectfully gathered, as the tree has been considered sacred by tribes for thousands of years.
Throughout Central and South America Bursera graveolens is widely used among native indigenous tribes for ritual purification , and, in modern religious settings as a devotional incense. It is used to spiritually cleanse impure energies and ward off evil spirits.
Palo santo oil is nowadays used in perfumes and cosmetics. It attracts a lot of attention due to its seductive scent.
There are also reported health benefits by the indigenous that burn the wood. Palo Santo is often burned together with Ruta chalepensis, the smoke is then blown into the ears to treat otitis media (ear infections).
The wood can also be burned with Yerba mate together with the feathers of the rhea bird. The resulting mixture of smoke is inhaled every nine days and is said to heal ‘mal aire’.