PALO SANTO SPRAY for Cleansing Mind and Spirit
Palo Santo means Holy Wood in Spanish. It cleans the air both physically and spiritually. Cultures throughout South America have used it in spiritual practices for centuries. Traditionally, it is harvested from deadwood that has fallen naturally from the tree. Aging of the wood, improves the scent.
Interestingly, Palo Santo is from the same family of trees as frankincense and myrrh, resins that cultures on the other side of the world also use for spiritual practices.
This spray can be used directly on skin, face or hair as a freshener. It can be used as a room spray as a light air cleanser, it can be sprayed before meditation or yoga in the air or on the yoga mat.
The scent of Palo Santo is said to help heal the body and mind of distress. This spray should be used with an awareness of its spiritual and cultural history as well as recognition that supply of this sacred wood will continue to require careful monitoring and husbandry to ensure the continuing survival of the tree.
I make my Palo Santo Spray using several steps. I make both a tincture and an oil infusion using ethically harvested Palo Santo sticks which takes 6 weeks. I mix these with my own distilled rose water, aloe juice and witch hazel. I include Palo Santo essential oil along with complimentary essential oils of rosewood, rose geranium and palmarosa.
In-House Rose Water Distillation
Aloe Vera Juice
Palo Santo Infused Witch Hazel Distillation
Fractionated Coconut Oil infused with ethically sourced Palo Santo wood
Palo Santo Essential Oil
Rosewood Essential Oil
Rose Geranium Essential Oil
Palmarosa Essential Oil
Petitgrain Essential Oil
Himalayan Pink Salt
Optiphen Plus (a formaldehyde and paraben free preservative