When we’re trying to promote a sense of calm or restore good energy in a space, there’s one sacred wood we turn to. Palo santo or Bursera graveolens is a tree that’s native to Peru, Ecuador, and other South American countries, according to Healthline. It grows in dry tropical forests and produces a resin that is very fragrant. In the Spanish language, it also means “holy wood.” For many years, wood, resin, and oil have also been used for medicinal purposes and to ward off insects. We’re absolutely addicted to the smell of this incredible natural wood and love using it in many different forms. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite and the best palo santo products for you. Keep reading for more!
Is the smell of palo santo your absolute favorite but you don’t want to burn a stick? Check out this wild-harvested Ecuadorian palo santo hydrosol. It’s an exotic essential oil blend of sacred woods and has amazing purifying properties. The uplifting aroma will give you a sense of calm. Shop here.
This wood has been used for thousands of years to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, headaches, inflammation, and irritation. Use this essential oil to also promote a sense of calm in a holistic way. Shop here.
Who knew that a candle could be so chic? We love a minimalistic vibe in our space, especially when we’re trying to do some self-care for ourselves. This candle from Atelier 880 smells so good and gives us clean, chicness too. Shop here.