Palo Santo Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Bursera graveolens

Holy Wood, Saint Wood

Source Location

Plant part used

South and Central America

Wood

Extraction Method

Color

Steam distillation

Clear to light yellow

Consistency

Aroma Strength

Thin

Strong

Fragrance

Aromatic, sweet, woody, hint of mint

Benefits

Respiratory health: coughs, bronchitis, colds, congestion, asthma, flu, sinus infections, sinus headaches; pain relief: headaches, migraines, muscle aches, arthritis, rheumatism, tight muscles, restricted joints; stress relief, anxiety, worry, concentration, insomnia

Blends Well With

Blood Orange, Frankincense, Neroli

Constituents

limonene, a-terpineol, menthofuran, carvone, germacrene d, γ-muurolene, trans-carveol, b-pulegone

Properties

anti-inflammatory, analgesic, decongestant, sedative, tonic, insect repellant, antidepressant

Safety

Use diluted, avoid if pregnant. Hepototoxic, avoid with liver disease.