Most Latinas grew up hearing their mama warning them about “el mal del ojo,” which translates to the evil eye. In Latin American culture, "mal de ojo" is when one looks at another with envy and wishes bad upon them. Traditionally, parents would tie a red bracelet on their infant's wrist for protection against any negativity.
With bruja culture and alternative medicine on the rise, it’s no surprise Palo Santo ingredients have found their way into our beauty products. Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows in South America. In Spanish, the name means “Holy wood.” It is used to energetically cleanse or heal a person or space. Whether you’re in search for a hair mask, oil or candle to ward away bad vibes and give you a flawless outcome, you’ve come to the right place.
The cult-craze brand, Versace took this scent to the next level with notes of the vibrant character of palo santo wood. Used this scent and be the one who leaves an alluring essence everywhere you go.
VERSACE Yellow Diamond, $75, sephora.com
Facial holy grail anyone? With a lightweight formula, this product is packed with nourishing oils and anti-aging properties such as sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, black currant seed oil, and tamanu oil. Use this organic daily moisturizer designed to keep your skin looking fresh and shine-free throughout your day.
Newton + Co. Palo Santo Face Oil, $55, newtonplus.co
With essential oils on the rise, this 100% wild harvested formula is traditionally used in spiritual rituals to clear negativity from a space, much in the way that white sage is used.
Palo Santo Pure Essential Oil - Aromatherapy, $12, etsy.com
4.La Tierra Sagrada Hair Treatment
Hydrate your hair with a coconut and babauss oil hair treatment. This Palo Santo-infused item balances your scalp’s hydration and heals irritations.
La Tierra Sagrada Hair Treatment, $18, atierrasagradahair.com
5.Calming Mist Skin Toner
A Palo Santo rose-infused spray can take you to a one of a kind calming experience. The cooling, moisturizing and soothing rose properties will leave your skin feeling smooth. It can be helpful for anyone suffering from anxiety, emotional trauma or depression. Mist on face, body, environment or pillows for calming energy.
Calming Mist – Rose + Palo Santo, $19, shopwoodlot.com
6.Copal Palo Santo Body Oil
The best body oils are organic, free of chemicals and extracted from fruits, flowers and leaves. Apply this body oil on yourself after a shower in preparation for the day. The Copal Resin-infused oil is anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties help aid skin issues and muscle pains. Let it cleanse your mind, body and spirit for the day.
Copal Palo Santo Ritual Body Oil, $30, urbapothecary.com
7.OLO Palo Santo Oil
The White Champa flower and siam wood scented oil-based fragrance offers a modern energy cleanse for the inner bruja in all of us.
Olo Palo Santo Perfume Oil, $48, garmentory.com
8.Rahua Shampoo Conditioner
This duo luxury brand nourishes and regenerates damaged hair while allowing it to grow longer and stronger. It’s Palo Santo signature scent provides a soothing aromatherapy experience for your washing routine.
Rahua Shampoo & Conditioner, $34 each, sephora.com
9.Palo Santo Wax
This magical wax will help you clear your energy before each surfing session.
Palo Santo Wax “Triangle Stack”, $18, kassiasurf.com
10.Palo Santo Lip Balm
Made with castor oil and red-veined seeds, a perfect moisturizer for your lips is always a must-have. May all your words be sacred and protected after using this balm.
Palo Santo Lip Balm, $8, etsy.com
11.Mister Green Hippie Shit Perfume
Want to give yourself a quick cleanse and smell fabulous? Inspired by the burnt scent of Palo Santos, this fragrance will provide spiritual purification.
Mister Green Fragrance No.1 – Hippie Shit 30mL, $89, green-mister.com
12.Illumination Transparency Smoky Quartz Candle
In Latin American countries, many brujas would burn Palo Santo candles to attract good spirits and positive energies. This one will energize, cleanse and heal your space.
Illumination Transparency Smoky Quartz Candle, $55, kassiasurf.com