Here at Sacred Wood Essence, we practice deep respect for Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens). This “Holy Wood” from South America has the power to purify living spaces, soothe frayed nerves, and delight the senses.
It also brings livelihood to our partner communities who gather and steward it in their homelands. Please allow us to share our sustainability and fair trade practices with you, our honored customers.
We have been working directly with the same family in Ecuador for over 11 years to obtain our Palo Santo raw materials. They have worked directly with the ministry of forest and government agencies on reforestation projects including putting back over 100,000 trees into the dry tropical forest for the last 20 years.
They only purchase wood from independent local collectors that find naturally dead trees that have been sitting on the forest floor for over 4 years
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The only type of Palo Santo we source, Bursera Graveolens is not endangered and is only collected from naturally dead or fallen trees. Cut down trees actually do not provide a smell✨
Bulnesia Sarmientoi is a tree also called Palo Santo that grows in the Gran Chaco region and is endangered due to heavy logging for its wood to build many products.
The message got mixed up with the two sharing the same *common* name. Bulnesia Sarmientoi has nothing to do with the popular Bursera Graveolens which is widely used in South America for many things like warding away mosquitos and it’s oil for the beneficial properties 🌿
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See what people are saying!
"Much better than other brands I've bought. It burns better and smells really good."
"OMG so happy I bought Palo Santo & sage from this company the difference is amazing guess I was burning fake stuff before...I will buy from you again in the future! Oh and fast shipping too, thank you!"
"Only the best straight form Ecuador, sustainably harvested."
"The Pal Santo Heavenly Spritzer is amazing! If I'm having a bad day, couple of spritz and within minutes I feel so much better!"
"I love the feeling it gives, the natural scent is like no other. Highly recommend this."
Mary Ellen Mire
"I've been buying Palo Santo for about 8 years from a very reputable place. The order I just received from Sacred Wood Essence is by far the most superior burn I've ever had!
I'm blown away ...yeah funny but true! Imma switching to ya'll from now on. Thank you very much"