Latin name: Bursera graveolens
Part of Plant Used: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Palo santo (Bursera graveolens) comes from the same botanical family as frankincense. It is mostly found in South America.
Palo Santo literally means 'holy wood' and is, just as White Sage, originated from the native Indians in South America. Centuries ago they already used it during ceremonies to clear the aura and to heal from negative influences.
Palo Santo is known as a spiritual oil, traditionally used by the Incas to purify and cleanse the spirit from negative energies.
The fragrance can be described as a warm, wooden and lightly aroma with a sweet touch that sometimes slip trough. In comparison with white sage (that is also used for the same purpose), Palo Santo gives off a very mild odor.