Palo Santo Essential Oil Bursera graveolens

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Highlights

Qualities:  Woodsy, sweet, citrusy
Aroma:  Vanilla, sandalwood, vetiver
Perfume note:  Top/Middle/Heart
Origin:  Ecuador
Cultivation method:  Sustainably-cultivated Cultivation Definitions

SKU: 40096

Palo Santo is a tree grown primarily in South & Central America and parts of Mexico. The name means “Sacred Wood.” It is traditionally used in religious and purification rituals. Palo Santo Oil is unique and must be treated as such.

The essential oil is distilled from the heartwood of the tree, and only present two or more years after the tree has died. It does not form in trees that are harvested before they fall. These years of maturation cause the tree’s resin to permeate the wood, and only then can the wood chips be steam-distilled to extract its precious oil.

Its scent resembles frankincense and myrrh. It is reported to have stress-relieving properties and may serve as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and decongestant.

Parts Used: Wood

Extraction: Steam distillation

Dominant Biochemical Components: Limonene, Menthofuran, Alpa-Terpinol, Gamma-Terpinol, Gernacrene D

Blends Well With: Balsam fir, frankincense, myrrh, cedarwood, copaiba, douglas fir, vetiver, cypress, black pepper, clary sage, lemon balm, rose, sandalwood

Specific Oil Precautions: No known contraindications.

Essential oils are powerful plant essences that can be used in many ways. From massage oils to room sprays, to skincare to aromatherapeutic blends, these oils are as versatile as they are diverse. When using essential oils by breathing/inhaling their aromas, they are normally used at full strength. Yet when applying them directly on the skin, the large majority of them MUST be diluted. Because essential oils are so powerful, we do not recommend using them internally.

Essential oils are also the basis of natural perfumery and can be used to make aromatic, bespoke blends for every individual who wishes to embark into the world of natural essences.

Here is a link to Kolya's ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDING CHART, to understand basic blending ratios.

Storage: Always keep tightly sealed in a cool, dark place. Heat, oxygen, and light degrade the product.

General Precautions: Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. In general, when using essential oils, use caution when dealing with epilepsy & asthma.  We highly recommend caution using essential oils during pregnancy. Avoid use of essential oils in the first trimester.

General Usage: Please avoid the use of essential oils with babies.  Before using essential oils with children, ensure each oil is age appropriate and is used responsibly. Many authors have different opinions on this subject, so we suggest you research multiple sources.

We recommend doing a patch test before using an essential oil for the first time. Do not use essential oils on sensitive areas of the skin & keep away from eyes. If any negative reaction occurs, DO NOT RINSE WITH WATER, but rather dilute the area immediately by applying any vegetable oil /carrier oil (coconut, olive oil, etc) to the affected area.

*Though we have provided the aforementioned precautions, they may not be comprehensive and therefore it is each individuals responsibility to research any oils they choose to use. Kolya Naturals ( owned and operated as part of Optimum Health Choices Inc. &/or Optimum Naturals Inc. ) is not responsible for any adverse reactions that may be experienced by using these essential oils.

The information contained on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your doctor or another qualified healthcare practitioner. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or prescribe medication. This information has not been evaluated by Health Canada.

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100% sustainably-cultivated, steam-distilled Bursera graveolens essential oil.