Many have experienced the almost magical healing and purifying properties of Palo Santo Essential oil, but few know the danger the Palo Santo Tree faces today. David Crow, master herbalist and founder of Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures, has written a book about the history and fate of this sacred tree.
Watch this video to learn about how and why Palo Santo oil and smoke work, and how it will take of us if we take care of the Palo Santo tree through sustainable harvesting and replanting. Meet the Palo Santo tree’s biggest fan – Dante, who is working to distill and preserve this important plant in Ecuador. Learn about the life cycle of these trees and the unusual way that oil is produced. And, get a sneak peek of Crow’s book, Sacred Smoke.
Sacred Smoke provides an in-depth explanation of how Floracopeia’s sale of sustainable Palo Santo essential oil and Palo Santo wood benefit three populations: those who use the oil and receive its benefits; those in Porto Lopez, Ecuador, where the tree is grown and the oil is distilled; and the trees themselves.
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Sacred Smoke book:
Palo Santo Wood Chips (a natural incense used in Andean shamanic purification rituals):
100% pure, responsibly sourced Palo Santo essential oil:
About David Crow:
David Crow is one of the world’s foremost experts and leading speakers in the field of botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare. He is a master herbalist, aromatherapist and acupuncturist with over 30 years of experience and is an expert in the Ayurvedic and Chinese medical systems. David is a renowned author, a poet, and is the founding director of Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures.
In 1987, his interest in Ayurveda and Tibetan medicine took him to Nepal, where he began a series of internships with several masters of these ancient healing sciences. The story of these journeys and the teachings he received became the basis for his literary work, In Search of the Medicine Buddha.