Palo Santo Essential Oil


Palo santo essential oil comes from a tree of the same family asfrankincense, and carries similar spiritual and energetic cleansing properties.

The Inca used it as incense to purify the environment for ceremony, and cleanse the spirit of negative energies.

One person shared her story about using it to heal the emotional aspects of cancer, particularly the pattern of deep longing for something that will never be fulfilled.

It is a profound healing oil, with a spirit consciousness that seems to work differently with each unique individual.  It is truly a shaman’s oil, working on subconscious levels to support and affect positive change.

Aromatic Profile

 Top note:  Rich balsamic, precious woods, resinous, fruity notes

Heart Note:  Fresh, sweet, balsamic, woody notes

Base Note:  Fresh, sweet, balsamic, woody notes

Classification:  Base note or fixative


Palo santo essential oil is used in natural perfumery to create sacred incenses, resinous incense notes, high class perfumes, and precious woods notes.

Blends well with black spruce, terebenthine pinepiñon pine amber, and copal.


More About Our Palo Santo Essential Oil

Size:  5 ml violet glass bottle OR  30 ml violet glass bottle

Botanical name:  Bursera graveolens

Distillation:  Steam distilled from wild,  sustainably harvested, replanted wood.  For Palo Santo fruit essential oil, go here.

Source:  Ecuador

Homeopathic Properties of Palo Santo Essential Oil


Internal–oral at homeopathic dosage, inhalation

External––topical application, skin application, massage, local or spinal compress, application to energy centers and meridian points

Observations and Anecdotal Information

Palo santo essential oil’s medicinal properties include anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects.  It is great for treating muscle and soft tissue injuries, and especially for unwinding frozen trauma patterns in the muscles.

It is a perfect choice for massage blends, especially for relieving muscle pain and treating sports injuries.  We have received feedback from one person who has used it to treat spinal curvature, applying the oil with spinal compresses and gentle massage.

It is made from wood that has been dead for about ten years, allowing the pitch to concentrate in the heartwood.  Because this is rare to find and many people are trying to cash in on this oil’s new popularity worldwide, some artisan distillers in Ecuador have begun a replanting program to replace what is taken and make this production more sustainable.

We are excited to offer a small amount of this oil, distilled by artisans with a conscious intention for honoring the environment and the oil’s limited availability in nature.


  • Generally recognized as safe at normal dosages.
  • Store out of the reach of children.
  • Do not get essential oils in eyes.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

More about our disclaimer

Weight 0.004 kg

30 ml violet bottle, 5 ml violet glass bottle

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