The Piney, resinous smoke of palo santo wood has a regal or holy association. This South American tree, Bursera graveolens is a relative of the Frankincense tree of Africa. Palo santo contains a high concentration of d-limonene, an aromatic molecule found in citrus and frankincense among other botanicals. The wood of the tree used for incense can only be harvested from dead trees, the longer the tree is dead, the better the oil and wood. It has been used for centuries in household and ritual use. Here are the top five uses of Palo Santo.
Our Copalo incense cones contain palo santo wood powder, white copal tree resin, and red cedar powder.