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Dr. Richard Isaacson



• Botanical Name: Bursera Graveolens
• Family: Bursereace
• Part used: Wood
• collection: From June to January
• warnings: None
• Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
• Color: Clear - Pale Yellow
• Consistency: Thin
• Perfumery Note:  Middle
• Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Bursera graveolens, known in Spanish as palo santo (“holy wood”) is a tree that inhabits the coast of Ecuador. The tree belongs to the same family (Burseraceae) as frankincense and myrrh. It is widely used in folk medicine. Aged heartwood is rich in terpenes such as limonene and α-terpineol.

It is considered a cousin to Frankincense Oil because both share similar constituents (primarily Limonene), slightly similar aromas and because both have similar applications. Palo Santo Oil is gaining more widespread use within holistic aromatherapy, but not a whole lot is documented yet about its use.

Loosely translated, Palo Santo means Holy Wood. Palo Santo has been used for hundreds of years by native shamans for spiritual applications. For those that integrate essential oils within meditations, prayers or other spiritual applications, Palo Santo is an oil to pay close attention to. I personally find the oil to be particularly grounding and calming, and I see it as an important oil to use within Chakra applications. The use of the oil or burning of the wood can help clear a space of negativity.

The aroma of Palo Santo is uniquely sweet and woody. Palo Santo Oil reminds of an intoxicating combination of frankincense, atlas cedar, sweet grass, lemon and a subtle hint of mint.

Emotionally, Palo Santo Oil is grounding and elicits a sense of peacefulness and calm. Palo Santo Oil is to be helpful for anxiety, emotional trauma and depression.
Palo Santo grows wildy in the forest. However, we are replanting trees that we will not get to process. This is our contribution to the future generations to come.

Through a distillation process by vapor stream (no chemicals) we obtained an oil used for Aromatherapy and massages.

Properties of Monoterpene D-Limonene in Cancer Prevention.-The characteristic aroma of Palo Santo comes from its natural monoterpenes. The properties of the solvent monoterpenes were used to chemically dissolve gallstones; the monoterpenes are also the focus of much research in the area of cancer prevention. Cancer’s prevention, inhibition and regression are the greatest powers of D-limonene (DL), which was shown to be chemo preventive against tumors: breast, liver, lungs, skin (UV-induced) and chemotherapy against the tumors: breast and pancreas.
Palo Santo by their shape and natural components has enormous potential in preventing cancer without any contraindication.

Analysis GC/MS (Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry):

Limonene                           58.6%
α -Terpineol                         10.9%
Menthofuran                         6.6%
Carvone                               2.0%
Germacrene D                       1.7%
γ-Muurolene                         1.2%
trans-Carveol                         1.1%
Pulegone                             1.1%

- Palo Santo Oil 100% pure essential oils.

Flu, allergies, asthma, migraine and bad mood: Dilute a few drops in water and dissolved vapors to the atmosphere with a diffuser of essences.

Meditation and relaxation psychophysical: Dilute a few drops in water and dissolved vapors to the atmosphere with a diffuser of essences.

Prevention of stomach tumors, liver, lung, breast and skin: Apply three drops under the tongue 3 times daily for 6 days a week.

- Palo santo essential oils 33% diluted with Soy Oil.

Flu, allergies, asthma, migraine and bad mood: Apply a few drops on the chest at heart level, nose, sides of the head (temple) and the neck.

Dizziness: Apply a few drops on the chest at heart level.

Panic, stress and labor anxiety: Apply a few drops on the chest at heart level, nose and the neck.

Massages: Reactive blood circulation and recharge the energy level.

Arthritis, arthrosis, neck pain and muscle aches: Only when there is pain, apply 3 times a day a few drops directly on the point of pain and massage until oil is absorbed. Protect the affected area with a red bandage because this color increases the body energy flow.

Our Essential oils are made without harming the Palo Santo tree. We only process wood that has been found to have died naturally in the forest.Tree grows for about 40 years and then dies. Then, it has to lay down for about 10 more years before we can process it.

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