Our Palo Santo began it’s Journee in Lima, Peru. Requiring 4 to 10 years to mature to usability, Palo Santo takes a bit of effort to be responsibly harvested — however, many Central American communities rely on the crop and need it to support their community.
Our supplier establishes firm guidelines regarding the replanting and sustainability processes of their crop and is committed to protecting the continued growth of the Palo Santo trees, as well as the Lima community. They follow National Forestry and Wildlife Service of Peru regulations regarding the replanting and sustainability of Palo Santo. In addition, our supplier takes pride in partnering with local Andean communities — providing new and improved quality of work and giving opportunities to advance local development.
Palo Santo is a tree native to Central and South America. Meaning “holy wood” in Spanish, Palo Santo has long been used for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits all over the world — dating back to the Inca Empire. Palo Santo has a history of being used for its calming effects and produces a light, aromatic smoke that is said to have remedial and grounding properties. Palo Santo’s warm, rich notes have long been used in essential oils and perfumes. Historically, it has been used to combat negative energy and during meditation. It also acts as a natural insect repellent when burned. For those not interested in burning the Palo Santo, it can be simmered with water to create a calming tea. Either use of the Palo Santo will result in a restorative self-care ritual leaving you renewed and refreshed.
As seen in JourneeBox.