Our palo santo essential oil is made from palo santo trees that are certified as sustainably harvested by the Peruvian National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR), and come to us from the same communities as our palo Santo sticks and bracelet beads. The essential oil is extracted from knots in the trees, where the highest amount of resin is concentrated.
- Diffuse for protection, purification, and cleansing of your environment
- In the same family as frankincense and myrrh, excellent aid for meditation of creating a calming and peaceful atmosphere
- Helps with insomnia, relieves stress
- Add some to your favorite carrier oil for an ultra relaxing and purifying massage
Sustainability / Sostenibilidad
We purposefully source our palo santo sustainably from small communities in the dry forests of the district of Piura, on the northern coast of Peru. The communities we work with are certified by the Peruvian National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR) for extracting palo santo in a respectful, conscious, sustainable way. This means the trees (Bursera graveolens) grow and live their full lifespan (7-10 years) until they die naturally and fall; only then can the branches be harvested. The Peruvian government prohibits cutting down live palo santo trees. Only those who have been certified by SERFOR can sell the wood they harvest, and SERFOR checks certification papers before the palo santo leaves Piura and before the palo santo leaves Peru. Every year, these communities participate in reforestation programs, planting one tree for every tree from which they have harvested palo santo. We are committed to only obtaining palo santo that is certified and continually doing our part to support local communities and the environment, ensuring that palo santo and other native Peruvian flora will continue to flourish for many generations to come.