Palo Santo Oil

Palo Santo Oil

Palo santo, which translates literally to “holy wood” in Spanish, is the harvested wood from palo santo trees which are found primarily in South America and in some regions of Central America. They’re part of the citrus family, with a relation to frankincense and myrrh. It has a woody scent with hints of pine, lemon, and mint.”

Traditionally, palo santo is widely used to repel mosquitos. It’s also said to deter ants, termites, and flies. Another supposed benefit is pain relief (headaches, stomachaches), mixing palo santo with a carrier oil and rubbing small amounts into the temples of your head. Or, you can put the oil into heated boiling water and breathe in the steam that emanates.

Typically, palo santo oil is inhaled during aromatherapy. This method is often used while doing yoga, meditating, or performing other stress-relieving activities. The oil can also be applied to your skin. This technique is usually used for treating pain.

Bursera graveolens

Bursera graveolens Wood Oil 

Colorless to pale yellow liquid

Insect repellent, Medicine (pain relief), Aromatherapy

Steam distillation

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