Palo Santo // for Mind, Body & Spirit


Palo Santo has been used for generations by indigenous South American’s for spiritual applications. For those that integrate essential oils within meditation, prayer or other spiritual applications, Palo Santo is in a special category of woods known as “the woods of enlightenment...”

Due to its magical cathartic qualities, Palo Santo Essential Oil is rapidly gaining use within holistic healing communities. As such, when purchasing the oil it is very important to ensure that you are purchasing from a reputable supplier such as ours.  Our partner suppliers are farming communities who are actively planting thousands of trees yearly, regenerating forests of this revered tree & ensuring abundance for generations to come!  

Furthermore, our partner communities never cut down Palo Santo trees & this is why:

-It is highly illegal to cut down trees under Ecuador’s strict conservation laws.
-The cycle of Palo Santo goes like this: yearly storms knock down the trees, then the fallen wood MUST remain on the forest floor for up to a decade to allow the aromatic resins to develop and cure. Without this long decaying process there is no resin and therefore none of the woods distinctive aroma or properties.  There are no exceptions to this.
-Palo Santo also brings honest livelihood to many families in the Ecuadorian coastal forests and we believe that communities who earn a fair livelihood in harmony with nature are a benefit to us all.


At Sacred Body Rituals we practice deep LOVE for Palo Santo - Bursera Graveolens. We are honored to have received the calling to work with this magical plant.  We are mystified every day by this incredible wood, not only by it's healing power & sublime aroma, but also by the incredible community growing worldwide inspired & connected by this plant.


Besides the oils’ powerful cathartic qualities, the high concentration of limonene in the resin means Palo Santo oil has some very practical uses as well, those include:


Detoxifier & Immune Enhancer- The properties found in Palo Santo are known to calm the nervous system & support the immune system.  They can turn off inflammatory responses from poor diet, pollution, stress & illness. They can also help to recover from illness, fatigue & emotional pain.

De- Stressor & Relaxant – It is a grounding & centering oil that supports emotional & spiritual health.  It turns on the body’s relaxation responses & reduces panic, anxiety & insomnia.

Headache Remedy – Palo Santo oil combats migraines & stress related headaches, by lowering inflammation & increases blood flow.

Cold / Flu Remedy – antibiotic properties fight infections & viruses. It can improve blood circulation & recharges energy level. Also decreases the severity of feelings of dizziness, congestion & nausea.

Joint & Muscle Pain Remedy – Lowers pain from arthritis, injuries, chronic neck or back pain & sore muscles.

Bug / Mosquito Repellent – Used as an incense the smoke keeps away mosquitoes, the oil added to a spray is also an effective natural deterrent.

Allergy Remedy – Palo Santo oil also lowers inflammation & body’s response to histamines. It also fights seasonal allergies, digestive issues & asthma related symptoms.