It is said that the spirits of the palo santo trees materialize in the essential oil and are responsible for its special qualities. The Palo Santo has always been linked to shamanic rituals of different cultures and dates back to the time of the Inca Empire. The Tongue-Maskoy (indigenous people of Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina) have the belief that a fire made with Palo santo wood prevents evil spirits come to the houses. It is used in ceremonies with teacher plants and medicines such as Ayahuasca, both in Europe and in America. It is inspiring to think of the first people who discovered its long lasting torch property and beautiful scent and it is easy to understand how it evolved into a valued and sacred gift.