Sweet Palo Santo wood, a.k.a Holy wood, has been used since ancient times by the Incas as a spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing. It is said to cleanse a space of negative energies. This hard to find resin can be burned on charcoal like any other incense resin, filling a space with a sweet warm fragrance.
Mixes wonderfully with all the copal resins, sandalwood, vanilla, balsams, benzoin, etc.
Synonyms: Holy wood, Bulnesia sarmienti
Origin: South America; most notably the tropical forests of Peru
Parts Used: wood
Aroma Description: warm, delicately sweet, rosy-woodsy
Emotional Attributes: cleansing/purifying, strengthening
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy
Culinary Uses: once a flavoring for the food industry
Medicinal Attributes: bitter, antiseptic, used to reduce tension, inflammation and to control convulsions. Treats acne, wounds and dermatitis
Element Association: Air
Magical Associations: Luck
Astrological Association: Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius
Planetary Association: Mercury
Season: Spring, Summer
Aromatic Note: Base to Middle note
Essential Oil: Yes, a steam distilled essential oil is made, though very difficult to find.
Mixes Well With: benzoin, copal-black, copal-gold, copal-white, frankincense, iris root, lavender, myrrh, oakmoss, sandalwood, tolu balsam, tonka beans, vanilla, etc.Prices:
1 ounce/28g $ 11.85
4 ounces/112g $ 45.00
1/2 pound/224g $ 80.00
1 pound/448g $ 140.00
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