Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows on the north coast of Peru. It lives to be around 80 years old. After it dies of natural causes, the tree begins emanating a strong healing aroma. The tree finds new life as it is made into essential oil. That's why locals call it the Phoenix (greek mythology) of the woods. In Spanish, the name literally means “Holy Wood."
Palo santo trees are widely grown and collected so their wood can be used to produce bottled essential oil using steam distillation. Aside from its mental health applications, palo santo offers promising benefits when it comes to raising immunity and fighting illness.