Has long been worshiped by indigenous cultures for its healing powers and is renowned for its distinctive uplifting fragrance. Palo Santo is said to have an emotionally uplifting and balancing effect, a valuable tool for meditation, enhancing creativity, and for tasks requiring sustained concentration.
There are many impressive benefits and uses of palo santo essential oil, including its known abilities to prevent oxidative stress, lower cancer risk, strengthen the immune system, eliminate inflammation, reduce stress levels, treat chronic pain, soothe nerve disorders, heal the skin and ease feelings of depression. Side effects of using this oil can include skin irritation and allergic reactions.
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. Palo Santo is obtained from the wood after the natural death of the tree, or from pieces found on the ground. To retain its special properties, the dead tree must lay on the ground for years before harvesting the wood. The process of producing oil will begin after the tree has been on the ground for some time. The oil will develop gradually in the trunk and the longer the tree remains on the ground, the higher the quality of essential oil that it will contain. As the wood matures, after the tree has died, chemical changes occur which make it a very powerful oil.
The essential oil can only be extracted from dead trees and fallen branches using “Vapor Distillation” without the use of dangerous chemicals or solvents. This insures a high quality product cared for with Love and Respect. 100% Sustainable and Natural.
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.
Benefits and Uses of Palo Santo Essential Oil
Palo santo essential oil should be used by people who are suffering from muscle aches and pains, elevated stress levels, depression, anxiety, coughs, colds, respiratory infections, sleep disorders, arthritis, chronic disease, nervous disorders and skin conditions, as well as those people who are at high risk of cancer.
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 prevention, inhibition and regression are the greatest powers of D-limonene (DL) that was shown to be chemopreventive against tumors: breast, liver, lungs, skin (UV-induced) and quemioterapeutica against the tumors: breast and pancreas. Palo Santo by their shape and natural components has enormous potential in preventing cancer without any contraindication.
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Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If you’re pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or under the care of a physician, please consult your doctor before using. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, groin, and other sensitive areas. For topical use only, do not ingest. Keep clear liquid away from direct contact with fire. This oil should never be used in an undiluted form, due to its extreme potency.
All information on EcuadorianHands website is informative in nature and not to be construed as medical advice. We are passionate about aromatherapy and all things healthy and natural. We firmly believe in the safe use of essential oils.