Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) - Equador
8 Pieces to a Bag
This is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. In Spanish, the name actually means “Holy Wood”. It is part of the citrus family and has sweet notes of pine, mint and lemon.
Palo Santo is traditionally used for helping with common colds, flu like symptoms, stress, and all type of headaches. It is wild crafted and sustainably harvested. Many people have said that this tree is endangered. Bulnesia sarmientoi, actually is threatened with over-exploitation but not Bursera Gaveolens. Bulnesia sarmientoi grows in the Gran Chaco region of northern Argentina and southern Paraguay.
Bursera Graveolens grows in the arid hill-country of coastal Ecuador The trees have totally different colors and markings.
If you would like to learn more about the sustainability of this wood please see the article by my good friend Erik Suarez and his passion for this tree at https://sacredwoodessence.com/news/
You can burn it and use it as a smudge. You can shave pieces off and make a tea. Put about a teaspoon of shavings in a cup of hot water. Give it a few minutes to seep then slowly drink it. It is totally relaxing. I use it this way when I get a bad headache and it actually makes it go away.
My goal is to sell quality resins at an affordable price. Some of you know me as the Queen of Resins because of the knowledge I have from constantly studying these resins and the friendships I have created with those who sell and harvest these beautiful trees.
These resins are harvested by Fair Trade Standards only.
Disclaimer: All information is for educational purposes only. Resins are not a substitute for professional medical care and it is advised that you always consult your health practitioner.
Resins may irritate the skin so please handle with care.