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Plant Therapy Essential Oil of the Month: Palo Santo [March 2017]

I’m a little behind on posting this, but I’m excited to be sharing this with you now. You may remember the name Plant Therapy from my review I did a couple weeks ago. After I did that, I started exploring their website a little more and discovered something pretty fantastic: they offer an Essential Oil of the Month club.

But it’s not just your standard subscription service. Plant Therapy’s Oil of the Month club is unique because subscribers get the chance to test an oil that isn’t yet being sold to the public. So, if you sign up for a monthly subscription, you’ll get to be the first person to test these new oils.

How cool is that?

After learning about the wonderful products that Plant Therapy has in stock, I figured why not give it a shot, and all the while letting you guys know what you are missing! This past month, I received my first essential oil from Plant Therapy, and when I opened the envelope, inside was the Palo Santo oil and a very handy informational sheet. On it explained how to use it, what it was, and what it can do for me when used regularly, which is pretty handy!

Here’s what you need to know about March’s Essential Oil of the Month, Palo Santo.

Product Details

Botanical Name: Bursera graveolensPalo Santo OOTM
Country of Origin: Ecuador
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Wood
Strength of Aroma: Medium
KidSafe: No
Cautions: PlantTherapy recommends a maximum dilution of 3%

Description: Originated in South America, Palo Santo comes from the Palo Santo tree that translates in Spanish as “holy wood”. This sacred tree has been used for centuries for its healing properties and potential to ward of negative energy. The essential oil is distilled from the aged heartwood from the trunk of the Palo Santo tree that is rich in terpenes such as limonene and a-terpineol; making this a cousin to Frankincense and Myrrh. Due to its powerful chemical makeup, this essential oil is well known for its healing, calming, and cleansing capabilities.

Directions: Add 2 drops of Palo Santo, 2 drops of Lavender, and 1 drop of Mandarin to 1 tablespoon of bubble bath or body wash; mix into your bathwater to help relax and alleviate the lows from everyday worry. To help reduce tenderness, mix 2 drops of Palo Santo, 2 drops of Frankincense with 1 ounce of a carrier oil and apply topically to the affected area. We recommend a maximum dilution of 3% for topical applications.

Blends Well With: Amyris, Bergamot, Blood Orange, Clove Bud, Cardamom, Cedarwood (All Types), Cinnamon (All Types), Lemon, Sweet Orange, and Vanilla.

My personal thoughts on this is the scent is pretty strong, and it initially hits me with a woody, earthy scent. However, I noticed there’s an after scent, if you will, that smells kind of like licorice. While I’m not a huge fan of the smell of licorice, I would imagine that this scent diffused in a warm bath would be extremely relaxing!

Every month I’ll be sharing my experience with the Plant Therapy Oil of the Month Club, giving you information and the temptation you need to maybe also be a part of this exclusive club of essential oil lovers!

If you’re interested in signing up to be an Plant Therapy essential oil VIP, you can sign up by visiting their Oil of the Month Club page. If you sign up for consecutive months, you get 25% off each month you’re subscribed!

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