Though not scientifically proven, Palo Santo; which means "holy wood", is reported to have many benefits because of its properties. Because the wood contains a compound called limonene, the wood itself, resin, and essential oil within the Palo Santo has been attributed to:
Repel Mosquitos, and
Improve Stress Response
Palo Santo have been used for thousands of years for practices related to:
Aromatherapy- while providing therapeutic massages using the oil extracted from the wood. Its essential oil can also be added to products such as candles and soaps.
Incense burning- the wood is burned as an incense and used for negative energy clearing. Incense burning is also used during stress reliving practices such as: yoga, meditation, and other practices.
Because of the Palo Santos fragrance of pine, and notes of citrus (given its comes from the citrus family, it is wonderful for the holiday season.