Palo santo: the importance of botanical names

I recently received an email that brought to my attention a common misperception that is deserving of attention. The email stated: “I am writing you as someone who enjoys and is interested in palo santo, specifically bursera graveolens. After reading that it was endangered in articles like yours, I stopped using it completely – actively campaigning…

Atlas Cedarwood (‘Cedrus atlantica’) essential oil: Exploring alternatives

The majority of essential oil-based literature published prior to 2013 include a profile on Atlas cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica G. Manetti) essential oil. The conservation status of Atlas cedar (C. atlantica) is never noted in these profiles, because there was no conservation status for this species until 1998, when it was then categorized as a species…