The Sacred Bastard Rich notes palo santo wood, cedar wood, black oak, pink peppercorn, warm amber and white musk. It's a soothing masculine woodsy scent. A Little about (Palo Santo Wood) Palo Santo is a tree with many benefits that grows in the Dry Tropical Forests of South America, primarily Ecuador and Peru. It belongs to the same plant family that gives us frankincense, myrrh, and copal. Palo Santo incense smoke and essential oils yield sweet notes of pine, mint, and lemon. The people of the source region have long revered Palo Santo for its many benefits and healing properties.Palo Santo features in aspects of ritual and daily life. Aromatherapy uses botanicals to foster a sense of safety and protection. A powerful aroma such as Palo Santo can focus our attention, unify our senses, and quiet the mind. This is the reason it has been popular among shamans (aka curanderos) leading ayahuasca ceremonies.Palo Santo’s heavenly presence keeps energies grounded and clear, providing an uplifting scent that raises your vibration. This helps prepare for meditation and allows for a deeper connection to Source. Palo Santo also enhances creativity. It brings good fortune to those who are open to its magic.