• Product Size: 0.5 Oz 15 ml
For every liter of Palo Santo oil product that we purchase, we donate $30 to help replant these endangered trees. For each donation, one hundred and eighty trees are planted.
In 2017 the Ministry of Environment of the Ecuadorian Government announced the availability of sustainable use Palo Santo trees in the El Cerrito sector of Jipijapa in the province of Manabi. This adds additional hectares of forest to the protection of the government. The trees will be protected and eco-harvested by the local people like they have been for generations. The coordinated work allows the traceability of Palo Santo products from planting, picking, transformation and commercialization, ensuring that all rights reserved by the Ecuadorian government are respected.
Today, as an oil Palo Santo is well considered for its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities. Take the oil and apply 1 drop to skin at a time to support states of calmness and relaxation beneficial during meditation, concentration and for enhancing creativity and learning. According to multiple reviews, it can be used to release negativity and purify the spirit.
The name bestowed on this special edition fragrant oil, Shamans 999, has significance in two ways. First, shamans living in places where it grows, and now in other places as well, have long used the holy wood of the Palo Santo tree (Bursera graveolens) in their sacred practices, rituals and ceremonies, so the word shaman was included. The name also contains the use of the primary number 9. The number was selected to reflect certain unique characteristics of its creation, which yields 9 liters; is processed at a temperature of 99 degrees and uses 90 kilograms of the highest quality Palo Santo sprigs from branches closest to heaven. In addition, this number is used for its metaphysical significance. The number 9 has long been associated in mythology with travel to an underworld for various kinds of realization or purification and then to be raised up to the heavens and reborn.
Botanical Name: Bursera graveolens. Description: Our rare 100% pure Essential oils, Bursera graveolens, is distilled in small quantities from ecologically and sustainably harvested holy wood gathered in Machalilla Park on Ecuador's Pacific coast.
Of Interest: Palo Santo is originally from the dry tropical forests on the coast of the South Pacific, Ecuador being the main country where this tree is found. Similar to resin, Palo Santo Oil is only concentrated and deposited in the interior of the tree trunk. It can take up to 10 years to produce the oil and to get concentrated in their trunk. Only tree branches that fall naturally from the ground go into making this oil. The average life time of the tree of Palo Santo is between 80 and 90 years. History: The natives in Ecuador have a history of using these oils mainly to protect themselves from insects (mosquitoes) for many years and also in ancestral rituals where shamans use this oil to clear bad energy from the bodies. They also leveraged it as an essential oil and to perfume their homes.
Properties Review: In aromatherapy, these blends of Essential Oils are considered to be antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. It is said to have excellent absorption properties and can be useful in massage therapy as a carrier oil blend, much like frankincense, to relieve pain and inflammation of the muscles and joints, and regenerates skin conditions, promotes skin nutrition, healing and flexibility. You’ll love how Palo Santo can generate states of calmness and relaxation and is beneficial for meditation, concentration, and for enhancing creativity and learning. In spiritual aromatherapy, it can be used as perfume to release negative energy and to purify and cleanse the spirit.
Benefits: Scent may help with stress, sadness, bad mood, headaches, panic and anxiety.
How to use: Even 1 oz of this oil can go a long way, so just put a few drops of Shamans Market Palo Santo Essential Oil blend, diluted 3 to 1, on the chest at heart level, on the nose, on the side of the head (temples), on the back of the neck - 3 times a day - and on the soles of the feet at night before bedtime. Enhances meditation and relaxation. Dilute a few drops of Shamans Market Palo Santo Essential Oil, add to distilled water, and place in an atomizer bottle.
How to use: Apply Shamans Market Palo Santo Wood Essential Oil, diluted 3 to 1, on the exposed skin or dilute a few drops of full strength into distilled water and add to an atomizer bottle to help with flu, cold, cough, asthma and allergies.
Put a drop or two of this Essential Oil, diluted 3 to 1, on the chest at heart level, on the nose, on the temples, on the back of the neck - 3 times a day - and on the soles of the feet at night before bedtime when working with psoriasis, acne, wounds and sprains.
Apply one drop or two of Shamans Market Palo Santo Essential Oil blend, diluted 3 to 1, on the affected area so that it enters the skin 3 times a day. Great for working with arthritis, neck pain and muscle aches. You’ll love the relief you’ll get from using this great essential oil.
When in pain, put a few drops of this wild-harvested Essential Oil, diluted 3 to 1,directly on the point of pain massaging the area until the oil is absorbed - 3 times a day - then protect the part with a red bandage, because the red color increases your body energy.
Parts Sourced: Wood from aged fallen trees
Color Information: Yellow to Light Brown Liquid
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Note Classification Review: Top Aroma Description: fine limonene citrus scent with underlying notes reminiscent of the closely-related frankincense; fresh, intense woody aroma with a slight hint of citrus that you’re sure to love
Aroma Strength: Strong
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, sandalwood and other wood oils
Cultivation: Wild harvested
Safety Data Information Review: Generally non-toxic and non-sensitizing; it may be a skin irritant. Not for internal use. Avoid use if pregnant.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always review with your doctor if you have any specific questions about palo santo.
Pacific Coast, Ecuador
Palo Santo, Bursera Graveolens, is an aromatic tree native to the Galapagos Islands and the dry forests of South America. In traveling along the coastline of South America’s Pacific coast from Northern Peru to Ecuador one is captured by the perfume of Palo Santo. If you follow the perfume trail you’ll reach the Machalilla National Park, located in the Province of Manabi, on the coastline of Ecuador, where you will find the biggest concentration of Palo Santo trees in all of South America. As in Peru, the Palo Santo tree in Ecuador is protected by the national government and can only be harvested under strict conditions. Shamans Market supports these sustainable practices through its association with Deltatau Palo Santo Foundation of Manabi. When walking the trails of the Machalilla National Park with the sun at its peak, the brackish air from the ocean fills up with the aroma of the Palo Santo resin and you are filled with a sense of peace and tranquility.
The name Palo Santo means "Holy Wood", and what a fitting name that is. The magic of Palo Santo is in the alchemical process that happens after the death of a limb or a tree. You see, in order for the Palo Santo to gain its magical and medicinal properties it must die, but not just any death – only a natural death of a wise old limb or tree. The Palo Santo trees live for 80 to 90 years. After this death the tree must remain in its natural habitat for 4 to 10 years to complete its metamorphosis. Only then do its sacred, medicinal and mystical properties come alive.
Palo Santo has been used for thousands of years in Peru and Ecuador by shamans and healers. Travel today through the Andes Mountains you still find shamans, curanderos, and healers using Palo Santo as part of their ceremonies and healing rituals, evidence that its use more alive than ever in their culture. Increasingly the healing properties of Palo Santo are finding its way into the rest of the world as one of the truly great resins of Mother Earth. It has capacities in both physical and metaphysical realms. Palo Santo has even caught the attention of western scientific researchers for it chemical properties which include limonene and monterpenes that are being studied for their anti cancer effects. It’s truly amazing that this “Holy Wood” can at once, through its healing scent and sacred smoke, provide energetic protection, remove bad energy, uplift the spirit and bring good luck as well as repel mosquitoes and treat a headache.*