Is Palo Santo really endangered?
There is currently a lot of concerns in social media about the future of the Palo Santo Bursera Graveolens tree.
At Worldly Aromas we are very concerned with sustainability and making sure the Palo Santo we sell is sustainably sourced. Our Suppliers recently issued a statement which addressed these concerns.
So contrary to what is currently being portrayed in social media, the real threat to this wood is precisely the lack of use.
Is Palo Santo sustainable?
Our suppliers created an educational project, to involve the communities and to teach them not to cut the trees. A cut tree has no value, since it does not contain the medicinal properties of the Palo Santo, nor does it have aroma.
Facts about our supplier:
1. Annually and for 5 consecutive years they have been reforesting Palo Santo trees in a pilot project of 50 hectares. Moreover, for over 10 years they have been reforesting and donating plants to several institutions.
3. 4000 Palo Santo trees will be planted and other native species in December 2019.
As a consumer it is really important to know what you're buying has been sourced sustainably and is having a positive effect on the planet. We will continue to ensure we maintain these values in everything we do.