Palo Santo

Plant Origin: Ecuador

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from the sawdust of the dead bark, wood, and branches

Historical Data: Palo Santo comes from the same botanical family as Frankincense, although it is found in South America. Like Frankincense, Palo Santo is known as a spiritual oil, with a deep-rooted tradition in which it was used by the Incas to purify and cleanse the air of negative energies and for good luck. Its Spanish name reflects how highly this oil was regarded: palo santo means "holy or sacred wood."

Applications: Dilute 1 part essential oil with 1 par V-6 or carrier oil; apply 2-4 drops on location, apply on chakras and/or Vita Flex points; inhale directly, diffuse

Cautions: If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Should not be used on children under 18 months old.

Refer to the Essential Oils Desk or Pocket Reference for more information.