Pure Therapeutic Hinoki essential oil, also known as False Cypress
Extraction method / Source
Steam distillation / wood
Woody, lemony, spicy
Botanical family: Cupressaceae
Hinoki trees are native to Japan, and have been introduced in many temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere. Primarily grown for timber, Hinoki tress are also popular ornamentals. Although slow-growing, the trees can reach a height of over 110 feet. The wood has a strong, straight grain, is lemon-scented and highly rot-resistant. In Japan, Hinoki timber has been a favorite building material for temples, shrines, palaces and baths. High quality essential oil is distilled from the fragrant pinkish-brown wood.
Regions of Production
Managed forest -- grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
History / Fun Facts
Although slow-growing, the trees can reach a height of over 110 feet. The wood has a strong, straight grain, is lemon-scented and highly rot-resistant. In Japan, Hinoki timber has been a favorite building material for temples, shrines, palaces and baths. High quality essential oil is distilled from the fragrant pinkish-brown wood.
Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic,
Uses / Benefits
Hinoki's antiseptic and ani-inflammatory qualities make it a popular choice as a topical treatment for acne and general dermatitis, and as first aid for minor cuts and abrasions. Its fresh scent and antibacterial properties make it a great essential oil for natural deodorant. Hinoki is well known in Japan to promote a healthy scalp, and is used extensively in shampoos, conditioners and other hair products. For thinning hair and alopecia, a few drops of Hinoki essential oil in Argan, Castor or Hemp Seed oil massaged into the scalp daily can help reduce hair loss. Hinoki essential oil is also used in natural perfumery and incense making.
Grounding, balancing, calms an overactive mind, helps relieve stress and anxiety, promotes restful sleep, uplifting
Blends well with
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lemon, Lavender, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Orange, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood
Use with caution during pregnancy and lactation, and for small children and the elderly.
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United States Food and Drug Administration, HHS, 182.1 Substances That Are Generally Recognized as Safe, 182.20 Essential oils, Oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates), http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/CFR-2012-title21-vol3-sec182 (January 28, 2016)
Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, 1991. New World Library, Novato, California
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