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4 Palo Santo Essential Oil Blend Recipes for Clarity

A half-ounce bottle of palo santo essential oil flanked by burning pieces of palo santo. Small ribbon of smoke is coming up from the burning end of a palo santo stick.

Palo santo is an amazing essential oil, but blending with it can be a bit tricky. It has a tenacious scent that is resinous, sweet, and woody all at the same time, with hints of citrus notes that weave in and out of the complex aroma. Palo santo oil is almost a blend in of itself, which makes it a beautiful addition to personal perfumes, energy or space work, and body care products.

Once distilled, this oil is comprised of at least 50% limonene, the same constituent found in most citrus oils. Palo santo is considered calming and grounding, yet energetic, and is associated with the first and seventh chakras. This dual use fits perfectly with its complex aroma.

When working with palo santo essential oil, we recommend blending in a well-ventilated space. This oil has a very strong aroma. It blends well with resin-derived oils like frankincense and myrrh, citrus oils, and florals like lavender and helichrysum. The blends below can be multiplied as needed and added directly to your favorite essential oil diffuser or incorporated into a facial toner or energetic room spray. Follow our helpful essential oil dilution guide to safely incorporate your favorite blend into the recipe of your choice.

Essential Oil Blends Using Palo Santo

The directions are incredibly simple. Make one or all four blends the same way. All you need to do is change up the ingredients within!


  1. Combine oils in a small glass bottle.
  2. Secure lid, then roll bottle between palms to combine.
  3. Smell after an hour or so and adjust to personal preference.

Resin Blend


Three bottles of essential oil resting between frankincense and opopanax resins in their hard form. Beeswax candles are in the background.

Citrus Blend



Herbal Blend



Palo santo and lavender essential oils arranged with a bouquet of lavender flowers. An aromatic diffuser is in the background.

Simply Floral Blend



WANT TO Customize Your Aromatherapy Creations?

Consult Our Essential Oil Blending Guide!


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Essential oil bottles arranged with lavender, palo santo sticks, and a dark background.



Topics: Aromatherapy


Written by Christine on April 2, 2019

As Products Manager, Christine Rice has been working with the botanical goodies at Mountain Rose Herbs for over 14 years. With a Certificate in Aromatherapy from The American College of Healthcare Sciences, she works closely with the essential oils and hydrosols that we offer. She connects with the aromatherapy industry through our National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy business membership and contributes on working committees with The American Herbal Products Association. In addition to her love for aromatics and blending essential oils, Christine can be found gardening and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She enjoys canning and preserving food, knitting when she has time, and keeps busy with her energetic daughter.

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