Palo Santo E.O (Holy Wood)

Adam Michael has this to say “Palo Santo also known as holy wood is produced by steam distilling the aged wood of Bursera graveolens. The material is clear to light yellow in colour and of a pourable viscosity.

The aroma of Palo Santo can be considerably different from batch to batch I find. Generally though the aroma is of a milky, minty, lactonic and somewhat warm woody resinous character. This particular batch we are adding today (February 2019) is a fresh distillation, very powerful, with decided minty head notes and a milky-lactonic woody heart. Over time this material will mellow and whilst its minty character will lose part of its oomph, its woody heart notes will keep growing in depth and beauty.

Useful for imparting extra milky character within ylang ylang and sandalwood accords, pairs nicely with pemou oil, y-octalactone, coconut aldehyde, and offers interesting effects in trace amounts when added to white floral creations.”

Botanical Name: Bursera graveolens

Origin: Ecuador