Palo Santo essential oils comes from the same botanical family as frankincense, although it is found in South America. Like frankincense, Palo Santo is known as a spiritual oil, with a deep-rooted tradition in which it was used by the Incas to purify and cleanse the air of negative energies. Even its Spanish name reflects how highly this oil was regarded: Palo Santo means “holy or sacred wood.”
Ways to Use Palo Santo Essential Oil
- Diffuse following your diffuser instructions; diffuse for 15 minutes a day, 1-2 times daily.
- Apply topically. Palo Santo should be diluted with a carrier oil, such as V-6 Massage oil.
Palo Santo and Ylang Ylang for Depression
“I was dealing with depression for years and didn’t really realize that it was depression. Once I had it pointed out to me I started using Palo Santo and Ylang Ylang on my third eye each night and morning. Sometimes also on my brain stem. It has helped me become more energetic. I gave some to a friend who just couldn’t get herself out of bed, and she called me the next day and said” What a Difference, I feel alive”. ~ Sally
Palo Santo for Tension Stiff Neck Pain and Tiny Ants
“I tend to hold stress in my neck so it’s not uncommon for me to wake up with an aching neck and shoulders. Quite by chance one day, I applied 3-4 drops of Palo Santo to my painful aching neck and shoulders. Within 10 minutes all of the pain and stiffness were completely gone!
I have also used Palo Santo and Peppermint essential oil for tiny ants. I put about 20 drops of each into a 14oz. spray bottle filled with water. Boy, do the ants scurry! I’ve found that repeating the application once a day for 3-4 days causes the tiny ants to disappear.” ~ Evelyn Vincent
Palo Santo for Removing Embedded Ticks
“We use Palo Santo essential oil all the time during tick season to get them un-embedded on ourselves and on our dog Bandit. The best results have occurred when we gently tilt the embedded tick upward, so that it’s belly area faces upward, and then drop 1-2 drops of Palo Santo on the tick. Be prepared, the tick will make all kinds of strange-looking movements before dislodging itself! We keep 4 bottles of this essential oil on hand for tick season every year because it makes such a difference. Bandit even knows the name of this essential oil and we have nick-named it ‘Puppy Santo’ because we have also used Palo Santo for his stiff achy back, in just a few minutes he is wagging his tail and bouncing around like new. This is a very important essential oil in our household.” ~ Curt S.
Palo Santo for Back Pain
“My favourite back oils (to add to your repertoire) are: 5 few drops of Valor on the area of discomfort, followed by 5 drops of Frankincense. That seems to work on all manner of back soreness. However, if the discomfort was mostly caused by muscular tension, I’ve also had brilliant results with 5 drops of Idaho Balsam Fir followed by 5 drops of Lemongrass. That particular combination is very balancing to the emotions as well. Sometimes for a change I will use 5 to 10 drops of Aroma Siez, which incidentally I’ve found brilliant for leg cramps (again, just 5 or so drops directly on the cramp). The two additional oils I’d keep in my repertoire would be PaloSanto (which I’ve used with wonderful results on all manner of joint issues), and Copaiba which I’ve found wonderful for inflammation.” ~ Artemis
Palo Santo as a Bed Bug Spray Recipe
Oil lovers prefer the Eco-friendly approach, and research shows that tree oils work best against parasites and menacing insects. Gary Young touts the praises of Palo Santo oil as the first choice for insect repellant.
- 10 drops of Palo Santo
- 6 drops of Eucalyptus Blue
- 5 drops of Cedarwood
Combine with 4 oz. Distilled Water in a dark glass Spritzer bottle. You can also diffuse: Purification, Palo Santo, and Eucalyptus Blue in the room.~ Janet M.
Insect Spray Recipe
We have essential oils that insect do not like. Citronella, Peppermint, Idaho Tansy. I have taken the peppermint floral water and added 30 drops of peppermint oil to it and mixed and spray that all over my arms clothes and head. That really works great for me. Now here is what you can do also. Take
- 10 drops Citronella
- 10 drops Peppermint
- 10 drops Idaho Tansy
Mix thoroughly in that order and then add to water and spritz the body.
Also Australian Blue and Palo Santo make the Mosquitoes run. ~ Nancy S.
“I did promise to let you know how my slipped disc turned out since January. I still have aches and I’m sure more regular raindrops would help, but I find it difficult to get around to having one – but I didn’t have surgery as the doctor suggested I would need. The first Raindrop Technique helped ease the intense pain I had. I couldn’t move – I was lying on the floor to sleep. I didn’t work for a couple of weeks and I couldn’t play with my two-year old son. Then the second Raindrop Technique helped a lot to get mobile again. I also went to an alternative chiropractor who used a tennis ball for five minutes! I walked in a warm swimming pool a few times a week for the first few weeks. I used Panaway and Palo Santo after your recommendation on my back. The pain ended up radiating to my leg through a nerve which I put Palo Santo and Peppermint on several times a day for another couple of weeks. And as I said it is bearable now just a dull ache which I am sure would benefit from more regular massage. Thank you for your help at the time and fortunately no surgery thanks to the Raindrop Technique and wonderful Young Living oils yet again!” Regards, Roman G.
Palo Santo and Bones
“Palo Santo is an oil that Gary has said speeds up bone healing. He told us about a boy who was kicked in the face by a horse and had major bone damage to the side of the face and jaw. Gary gave the mom Palo Santo when it was first brought to us from Ecuador and the doctors couldn’t believe that the jaw healed in almost 1/2 the time that they projected.” ~ Kathleen
Palo Santo and Post Polio Syndrome
“I also have Post Polio Syndrome, which keeps you in you in some form of pain at all time. I’m out of my Palo Santo because I’ve used up all the bottles I bought at Conference. This is good stuff.” ~ Paula S.
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