Palo Santo Essential Oil

Bursera graveolens

Studied Properties

APPEARANCE Light golden yellow mobile liquid
ODOUR Characteristic, woody , hints of pine, lemon, mint
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C 0.815 to 0.895
REFRACTIVE INDEX @25°C 1.450 to 1.500

Main chemical components:
Limonene 30 to 60%
Cymene 3 to 8.5%
β-bisabolene 2 to 8.5%
Menthofuran 1 to 7%
Menthone Trace to 5%

Common Uses

A favorite in Aromatherapy for its cleansing and purifying properties. It is believed to help clear negative energy. Being rich in antioxidants and limonene, Palo Santo oil has anti-inflammatory benefits. It is used in massage blends, and products aimed at helping ease headaches and treating pain. Palo Santo Oil is a valued ingredient in insect repellent products. It can also be found in soaps and bath products. Palo Santo oil is also helpful in easing respiratory issues.

Palo Santo is translated from Spanish as ‘Holy Wood’. With a long spiritual history, it has been used for healing and in cleansing rituals for thousands of years and is believed to help clear negative energy. Palo Santo oil is steam distilled from the wood of the trees, which are primarily located in South and Central America. The oil can be sustainably harvested from fallen trees and branches. The tree is in the same botanical family as Frankincense. With a gentle aroma, with a woody scent with hints of pine, lemon and mint, Palo Santo oil is rich in antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and is considered to be a purifying and cleansing oil.

More about Palo Santo Essential Oil

Studied Properties

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antioxidant
  • Soothing
  • Warming
  • Antifungal

Common Uses

  • Insect Repellant
  • Fragrance
  • Mens Care
  • Colds & Respiratory

Feature Constituents

  • limonene
  • cymene
  • β-bisabolene

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