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Hinoki Wood Organic Essential oil - 10 ml

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Hinoki Wood Organic Essential oil

IDENTIFICATION

Chamaecyparis obtusa (Siebold & Zucc.) Endl. Var obtusa.

ESSENTIAL OIL

“Forest bathing” ambiance- In diffusion Soft, fresh, calming. Relaxation and Stress relief. Meditation. Tranquillity, Deep meditative relaxation, Rejuvenation, Emotional balance. Spiritual wellness. Traditional Japanese Bathing, Traditional spa, bath, Ofuro/Onsen ambiance. Spa-in-Nature ambiance. Japanese rituals. Fresh forest Cypress/Woody aroma. Hair care: hair-growth, strengthening, anti-hair loss. In Skin care/Natural cosmetics: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial, Antioxidant. In Home fragrance and Natural perfumes.

 

INCI Name : Chamaecyparis obtusa (Hinoki) Wood oil.

SYNONYM : Cupressus obtusa K. Koch

CAS Number :9145-97-0

SKU code :

EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distillation

PARTS USED: Wood (chips/shavings)

ORIGIN: Japan

COMMON NAMES: Hinoki wood oil, Japanese cypress essential oil, Hinoki cypress essential oil.

APPEARANCE: Colourless to pale yellow transparent liquid.

ODOUR NOTE: Middle to base note. Delicate, bright, airy scent. Woody, resinous aroma, soft but neat notes, reminiscent of Cypress/ Juniper…(terpenic), slightly sweet and spicy undertone, with fresh, green, herbal/lemon hint. Fresh, Cooling, soft, wet, forest-y.

QUALITY100 % pure Organic and whole essential oil.

MAIN MOLECULE CONTITUENTS: α-Pinene, Cadinene (delta and gamma), α-Cadinol, α-Muurolol, gamma cadinol, α-Muurolene.

STORAGE CONDITION: Keep bottles tightly closed, in a cool, dry place protected from sunlight and heat sources. Store away from children and pets’ reach.

 

INFOS AND INTERESTING FACTS

Hinoki essential oil is reputed for its antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Superb in diffusions, this essential oil is often used to promote deep relaxation and meditative states (“Awakens spiritual awareness”). Hinoki wood essential oil ‘elegant aroma helps keep unwanted insects at bay. 

Our Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) essential oil is distilled from the majestic and revered Japanese Cypress wood. The tree and all its derived products are cherished and treasured in the Japanese culture, in its traditional architecture and its luxurious wooden objects manufactures. Hinoki trees produces a rot-resistant, highly aromatic, beautifully tactile light brown wood of the highest quality. It is the wood that was used to build Japanese imperial palaces, sacred temples, historical pagodas and theatres, deep wooden baths (Ofuro-deeper versions of the western tub), superb furniture and countless tools and accessories for the home, decorative objects, toys, puzzles, and games. 

Hinoki wood essential oil calming and grounding unique aroma is well loved for its distinctive, refreshing, and rejuvenating properties. It diffuses tranquil scents of forests, relieving stress and bringing a sense of serenity and purity to any room.

Use Hinoki wood essential oil for a mood boosting “forest bathing” ambiance, open your lungs and sinuses, and enjoy a restoring, serene, tranquil atmosphere at the end of a challenging day. Make fresh personalized perfumes, after-shave and relaxing room or pillow sprays. Add Hinoki wood essential oil to your skin serums, body oils and creams, in your bathing and hair pampering products, or to re-create a wonderful “spa- at- home”, Japanese Onsen or Ryokan ‘inspired experience. 

USED FOR

WELLBEING MASSAGES, BODY CARE & BEAUTY

Body massages, Body care, Face care, Hair care, Baths.

 

DIFFUSION AMBIANCE AND WELL-BEING

Ultrasonic diffusion.

Inhalation (steam, sticks…)

Sprays.

 

OTHERS

Homecare.

Natural Perfumery.

REPORTED BENEFITS & PROPERTIES

  • Antispasmodic.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Antifungal.
  • Antibacterial.
  • Decongestant.
  • Relaxant.
  • Insect repellent.

TRADITIONALLY USED

In Japan

 

  • In traditional rituals, relaxation, meditation…
  • In traditional spa treatments and bath setting: relaxation, breathing ambiance (onsens…) 
  • In natural skincare: mixed into soothing creams, lotions, oils for irritated or inflamed skins.
  • In synergies with Yuzu essential oil.

 

In aromatherapy and wellbeing: diffusion and skin applications (massages oils, , balms…)

 

  • Muscle spasms and cramps, inflammation: in calming massage blends.
  • Hygiene: to help combat fungal growth (skin fungi, nails & foot mycosis balm, shoes sprays…)
  • Nasal congestion. (Diffusion, sticks…), cold seasons.
  • Known to inhibit bacterial growth.
  • Relaxation and stress relief

 

In natural skincare products for irritated, inflamed skins. In anti-hair-loss shampoos, conditioners, deodorants

 

In homecare natural products

 

Anti-fungal, in cupboards… 

 

in natural waxes for wooden objects/ furniture…

 

Insect repellent in cupboards, sachets, on wooden sticks/ chips...

 

Purifying and lovely ambient air, home products, pillow/linen sprays, diffusion and pot-pourri.

 

In natural perfumery

INSTRUCTION OF USE

Diffusion

 

  • Ultrasonic Diffusers for air purification, tranquil forest ambiance: 5-10 drops in a diffuser use 10 min 3 times a day. Traditionally combined with Yuzu essential oil.

 

Massages & body care

 

  • Body massages use 1 to 6 drops essential oil for 10 ml carrier oil (0.5 to 2 % concentration)
  • Natural Cosmetics:
  • Face care: use 1 to 3 drops essential oil for 10 ml carrier or base (0.5 to 1 % concentration)
  • Body & Hair care: use 2 to 6 drops essential oil for 10 ml carrier or base (1 to 2 % concentration)
  • Baths: mix 10 to 15 drops of essential oil with 20 ml castile soap, shower gel, vegetable glycerine or 1 cup of Epsom salts before adding to water.

 

Others 

 

  • Homecare: add 10-15 drops in liquid soap, waxes for added antibacterial properties and a pleasant, delicate forest scent.
  • Natural perfumes, Eau de toilette, after-shaves…

 

For more detailed information, please go check this LINK TO Instructions of use essential oils page

 

DO NOT USE UNDILUTED and SEEK MEDICAL AND SPECIALIST ADVISE WHEN IN DOUBT.

SEE OUR PAGE ON PRECAUTION - HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFELY

BLENDS WELL WITH

RECIPES EXAMPLES

Always remember to do a patch test when trying any new blends on the skin. These recipes can of course be adjusted based on your personal preferences or sensitivities. 

 

Diffuser Blend for a Tranquil Japanese Spa Ambiance:

•          5 drops of Hinoki essential oil

•          3 drops of Yuzu essential oil

•          1 drop of Sandalwood album.

 

Japanese Spa Body Cream:

•          Start with 100 ml of unscented natural cream or hand and body lotion base.

•          Add 15 drops of Hinoki essential oil.

•          Add 10 drops of Yuzu essential oil

•          1 tablespoon of Green Tea (Camellia) carrier oil.

 

Nourishing Hair Shampoo:

•          Start with 100 ml of unscented natural shampoo base.

•          Add 10 drops of Hinoki essential oil.

•          Add 7 drops of Yuzu essential oil

•          2 tablespoons of Green Tea (Camellia) carrier oil to nourish the scalp.

 

Revitalizing Face Mask:

•          Mix 2 tablespoons of natural clay (green or white) and enough water/Hydrosol to make a paste.

•          Add 5 drops of Hinoki essential oil.

•          Add 3 drops of Yuzu essential oil.

•          1 teaspoon of Green Tea (Camellia) carrier oil.

 

 Restorative Bath Oil:

•          10 drops of Hinoki essential oil.

•          7 drops of Yuzu essential oil

•          4 tablespoons of Green Tea (Camellia) carrier oil. Mix the oils and add to a warm bath for a rejuvenating experience.

 

Japanese Spa-Inspired Home Scent: 

in a 100 ml spray bottle 

Add 2 Tbsp of vegetable glycerine of distilled water.

Add 20 drops of Hinoki essential oil.

Add 15 drops of Yuzu essential oil

Mix well until all the essential oils are well dispersed.

Add 1 tsp home perfume base (Optional: sake or rice vinegar can be added to help disperse the oils and add an authentic touch.) Mix well.

Fill your bottle with water or a hydrosol of your choice (or ½ water, ½ hydrosol)

Shake well before spraying in rooms.

 

Relaxing Ambiance Diffuser Blend:

•          4 drops of Hinoki essential oil

•          3 drops of Lavender essential oil

•          2 drops of Bergamot essential oil

 

Air-Cleansing Diffuser Blend:

•          4 drops of Hinoki essential oil

•          3 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil

•          2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil

 

Well-being Diffuser Blend:

•          5 drops of Hinoki essential oil

•          3 drops of Frankincense essential oil

•          2 drops of Lemon essential oil

 

Calming Massage Oil:

•          10ml of Jojoba or Almond carrier oil

•          6 drops of Hinoki essential oil

•          4 drops of Roman Chamomile essential oil

 

Skin Soothing Serum:

•          10ml of Grapeseed oil (or another lightweight carrier oil)

•          4 drops of Hinoki essential oil

•          3 drops of Geranium essential oil

•          3 drops of Rosehip oil 

 

Woodsy Natural Perfume/after-shave oil:

•          20ml of Jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil

•          8 drops of Hinoki essential oil

•          4 drops of Cedarwood essential oil

•          4 drops of Sandalwood album.

•          2 drops of Vetiver essential oil

 

Home Spray for Freshness:

•          100ml spray bottle; 2 Tbsp Veg. glycerin; 1 tsp. home perfume base, water/Hydrosol to top up

•          20 drops of Hinoki essential oil

•          15 drops of Lemon essential oil

•          10 drops of Peppermint essential oil

 

 Decongestant Steam Inhalation:

•          Bowl of steaming water

•          3 drops of Hinoki essential oil

•          2 drops of Peppermint essential oil

•          2 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil

 

Invigorating Bath Blend:

•          Handful of Epsom salts or bath salts

•          5 drops of Hinoki essential oil

•          4 drops of Rosemary essential oil

•          3 drops of Orange essential oil

 

Insect-Repellent Candle/ soy balm:

•          soy wax (to make a 1cup/glass sized candle)

•          30 drops of Hinoki essential oil

•          20 drops of Citronella essential oil

•          10 drops of Lavender essential oil

MORE INFORMATION

Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) has a long cultural and spiritual importance in Japan. 

 

The Hinoki wood that is used sparingly and occasionally for construction (including restauration, conservation of traditional Japanese temples and historical homes) and beautiful objects manufacturing (design, decorative, furniture, or tools), comes from selectively harvested trees, in managed Agroforestry operations (Kiso district), under the direction of the Japanese Forestry Agency. 

 

Our Hinoki wood essential oil is a by-product, using only the precious aromatic wood chips, leftovers from the Japanese timber industry, for distillation. 

 

Note that 3 different essential oils of Chamaecyparis obtusa (Hinoki) are distilled from the precious tree: the Hinoki wood oil from wood chips and shavings (this page product), is the most commonly Hinoki essential oil used in aromatherapy. 

 

Hinoki leave oil (needles and branches) and Hinoki roots oil (not common). 

CAUTION

Do not use during the first 3 months of pregnancy / breastfeeding 

Keep out of reach of children and pets.

As a general rule, always perform a skin patch test before using your essential oils for the first time.

 

DO NOT USE UNDILUTED and seek medical and specialist advise when in doubt