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Hinoki Wood, organic

(Chamaecyparis obtusa)


Our organically grown Hinoki Wood (Chamaecyparis obtusa) essential oil, also popularly called Japanese Cypress Essential Oil, is steam distilled from the sustainably harvested wood of the highly revered Chamaecyparis obtusa, native to central Japan. Hinoki oil’s soft, lightly citrusy and woody aroma is highly valued for its its shinrin-yoku effects, which translates to forest bathing or absorbing the forest atmosphere.

Botanical Name Origin Cultivation Method of Extraction Source Note
Chamaecyparis obtusa Japan Organic Steam Distillation Wood Top/Middle

Hinoki is one of Japan’s most significant trees – revered for centuries for its beautiful, durable wood and the fragrant essential oil. It is considered sacred in the Japan where it is used as a material for building temples, shrines and fragrant ritual baths. However its ubiquitous usefulness has led to its loss in the wild, where it is considered an endangered species. Our supplier uses the leftover wood remnants and shavings (byproducts from the timber industry and culled trees) unsuitable for lumber to distill Hinoki Wood Essential Oil.

Benefits & Uses

Due to its antioxidant properties, Hinoki Wood Essential Oil aid in protecting the skin from damage caused by free radicals which can cause oxidative stress on the skin that can damage the skin cells. It is often used in anti-aging applications and is reputed to address ailments associated with mature skin, such as dryness, dullness, age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Thanks to its antiseptic and antimicrobial qualities, Hinoki is effective for promoting the fast healing of wounds and eczema by protecting them from becoming septic and by preventing new infections from forming.

The relaxing and spiritually uplifting aromatic qualities of Hinoki Wood Oil have mood-enhancing abilities that can promote feelings of harmony as well as potentially reducing negativity, anxiety, and stress.

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5ml, 15ml, 1oz, 2oz, 4oz


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