By Ximena V. Parraga
By Ximena V. Parraga
After a long conversation to decipher the ideas of “Hector”, a refreshing character and transformants ideas. ”Hector”, with eleven years researching, says the Palo Santo ”Bursera graveolens” has different uses: from rituals for good luck to cure diseases.
Shampoo, moisturizing and exfoliating soaps, candles and incense and essential oils are derived from the Palo Santo ”Bursera graveolens” creations, seeking a state of harmony, peace and good energy on humans.
Other researcher’s aspirations is to create a perfume called the Aroma of Ecuador, this initiative aims to present the country with a fragrance that has been here forever,combining the past, present and future.
By Ximena Vera Parraga
Incense made without harming the Palo Santo tree. We only process wood that has been found to have died naturaly 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.
The Palosanto (Bursera Graveolens) is a tree from the Ecuadorian dry forestes which was used by Chamans to cure many diseases; this is the reason why the Spanish that settled here call the tree “Santo”.
If we think of the body like a house where we live, we can take into consideration the ancient rituals based on Palo Santo as the ancient peoples lacked knowledge of illnesses which to them were all products of bad energy.
Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) is an aromatic wood; Its smoke is used as a repellent to keep off mosquitoes, ants and other insects. It also cleans and help to remove the bad energy from the home, keep away evil spirits, induces meditation and spiritual search. The scent of Palo Santo is extremely soothing and transmits a powerful energy.
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About two weeks ago something kind of unusual happened in our offices. It was Friday morning and we received the visit of 2 very interesting people from Canada, Dave and Sharon. It was kind of unusual since we are not used to receiving visits from customers as all our sales were made by internet (until that day). As I explained to this couple, we are the internet’s sales engine of small artisans of Ecuador, and our main goal is to share experiences and let people of the world to know about the beauties of our country. Quite a challenge!
I’ve got to be frank, I was quite curious to know how they had found us. Then, the imminent question: How did you learn about us? Sharon, who is very eloquent and passionated with her explanations, answered me that she looked over the internet something like the following sentence: “Natural remedies for mosquitoes bites in Manta, Ecuador”, all of a sudden EcuadorianHands.com appeared… wow! This was very cool. Even cooler was the fact they cared enough to come over to our offices and get what they were looking for.
Sharon told me they were here in Manta for vacations, enjoying our city but the mosquitoes were giving them a very hard time. She had so many many mosquitoes bites all over her skin (we are now in winter season, which is our hot and rainy season. Mosquitoes bug if you don’t take precautions). I’ve never seen a skin so attacked before in my life. I was surprised, and I had to asked why she didn’t get a regular repellent at the drug store. She said that she wanted natural products only. Very smart thinking! » Read more: Don’t know what you’ve got… Canadian friends in Manta and their experience with PaloSanto products