Palo Santo | The Sacred Wood and it's Benefits
Where does your Palo Santo come from?
We would like to introduce everyone to these hard working people who harvest the best Palo Santo. They work extremely hard and they deserve recognition for their efforts. We thank this community for their commitment to sustainability and their passion.
Luna Sundara is our little treasure. Our goal has always been to offer products that brings us closer to our roots. We travel to local communities where our Palo Santo comes from to see the job of the farmers who collect it. Each community with its own story and charm but with one similar goal: to bring this precious wood to the world. Throughout the years, we’ve learned that Palo Santo is a magic wood that exudes peace and connects us to the earth. During the hot summer months of my childhood, I would use Palo Santo to smudge and as a mosquito repellent. Now it is being used by the whole world, and it gives me so much joy to share it with all of you.
Palo Santo Wood and Essential Oil
Palo Santo is available in its natural form as a solid wood or as an essential oil. All Palo Santo wood can only be harvested after it has naturally fallen and left to dry for some time. Resin in the wood, which gives Palo Santo it's unique scent, eventually solidifies and the scent matures. When burned, it emits an aroma like no other. It can bring a sense of tranquility to any space.
The oil is distilled from the heartwood of the Palo Santo tree. Palo Santo is a deeply spiritual essential oil, once commonly used by the Incas to purify and cleanse the spirit from negative energies. Widely renowned for its purifying and healing powers, Palo Santo promotes protection and increased vitality. Today, the distillation process continues to promote the sustainability and reforestation of the Palo Santo Tree, by respecting the sanctity of the wood and allowing for its continued growth. Like its close botanical cousins Frankincense and Myrrh, Palo Santo oil is recognized for a myriad of powerful therapeutic properties, including the ability to uplift mood, strengthen vitality and aid in protection.
Palo Santo Benefits
Palo Santo oil is recognized for a myriad of powerful therapeutic properties, including the ability to uplift mood, strengthen vitality and aid in protection. It is beneficial for meditation, concentration and enhancing creativity and learning. Additionally, Palo Santo serves as a strong medicine popularized for its presence in keeping energies grounded and clear. By utilizing a few drops on the body, up to three times a day, this essential oil relieves stress, sadness, bad moods, headaches, panic and anxiety. By applying diluted oil directly on the affected areas, Palo Santo oil has been used to treat psoriasis, acne, wounds and sprains. When placed within distilled water or an atomizer bottle, Palo Santo oil has been used to repel insects!
Our Mission for Sustainability
The Palo Santo tree is wild crafted and sustainably harvested. The product is extracted from an Ecuadorian and Peruvian reserve where fallen trees and dead branches are carefully distilled in a process that excludes dangerous chemicals and solvents. Luna Sundara exclusively utilizes these types of wild crafted botanicals, which support the social and economic welfare of local communities, allowing us to create meaningful relationships with those around us, and ensuring the highest quality products possible.
Please watch the following video to see where some of our Palo Santo comes from and to see the hard work that goes into harvesting this precious resource.
Instructions on How to Burn Palo Santo.
Use a lighter to ignite your Palo Santo stick, allowing it to burn for about a minute. Waft around your home or workplace, or anywhere else you desire clear energy. The rich smell will also bring peace, clarity and positive energy to the area. Once finished, deposit the stick in a bowl of metal, glass or clay, where it will eventually burn out. Please remember to exercise caution when working with fire.
Take a look at our collection of Palo Santo products available for purchase here.