Extraction: Steam distilled from the aged dead wood.
Properties: The Palo Santo or 'sacred wood' tree has long been used by indigenous cultures for its purifying powers. It is anti-anxiety, anti-tumoral and anti-inflammatory and is high in limonene which is a protectant against pancreatic, skin and liver cancers. Can be added to massage oils for its anti-oxidant properties that are useful in reducing inflammation of the joints and muscles and for regenerating skin. It has sedative, calming and grounding qualities and would be useful for headaches. The wood is used for shamanic ritual. Palo Santo is a spiritual oil known for its esoteric character.