Palo Santo Essential Oil: Uses, Benefits & a DIY Bath Blend

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Palo Santo: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Palo Santo: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Palo Santo

  • Latin name: Bursera graveolens
  • Aroma Description: A medium, woody aroma with a hint of citrus and licorice.

Therapeutic benefits

  • Alleviates worry and stress.
  • Supports respiratory health.
  • Very calming.
  • Apply topically diluted in a carrier oil to help reduce tenderness


No! This oil is NOT KidSafe.

Dilution instructions:

We recommend a maximum dilution of 3% for topical application.

Diffusion instructions:

Use Palo Santo in your aromatherapy diffuser, personal inhaler, or diffuser necklace to help combat negative energy and uplift your spirits. It will help create a calming and uplifting atmosphere. 

Oils to blend with:

AmyrisBergamotOrange BloodClove BudCardamomCedarwoodCinnamon BarkLemonOrange Sweet, and Vanilla CO2.

Uplifting Bath Blend

Palo Santo: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Use this Palo Santo bath blend to help relax at the end of a hard day, clear your mind and promote feelings of peace, clarity, and calm.

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

In a small bowl, add your oils to 1 tablespoon of bubble bath or body wash. Mix into your bathwater to help relax and alleviate the lows from everyday worry.

For more great ways to use Palo Santo, check out some of our mindfulness and self-care blog posts.

20 thoughts on “Palo Santo: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week”

  1. Ooh I have these oils, I’m going to have a bath this week I think. Much needed for mom with a teething baby! I love palo santo, but struggle to find ways to use it because it’s not safe for kids.

  2. I have had awful insomnia. My go-to blend wasn’t working, so to try something completely different— I made a blend of 5 drops Sweet Slumber, 4 drops Virginia Cedarwood, and 1 drop Palo Santo. I was down for the count! I woke up feeling bouncy and refreshed, this morning. Woot-woot!

  3. I had heard of Palo Santo but did not know much about it, thank you for the spotlight. I will be adding it to my wish list!

  4. YESSS! I’ve been thinking about getting this oil the past couple of weeks for a no smoke smudging blend. And I kept thinking oooh I hope the next spotlight oil is Palo Santo. I even had it sitting in my cart last week. And Lo and behold! Now I wonder what next week’s spotlight will be!!

  5. I really want this one. But, because it’s not kid safe, through no fault of plant therapy, I can’t justify buying it…yet

  6. Palo Santo is a new staple in our home. The scent is beautiful, reminiscent of the wood. I enjoy its negative energy clearing properties. Will have to try it in a migraine blend as per April’s comment above.

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