Buddha wood essential oil comes from the heartwood and bark of Eremophila mitchellii, a flowering bushy tree that grows wild in Queensland and northern New South Wales in Australia. Buddha wood essential oil is moderately viscous, pleasantly aromatic, and full of character. The enchanting scent of buddha wood adds a unique composition of sweet, woody, smoky, earthy, and leather-like notes — ideal for fragrance, meditation, and incense blends.
Buddha wood is incredibly soothing. It makes a beautiful meditation oil, as it allows you to drift off and clear the mind of negativity. Diffusing buddha wood releases a calming aroma that is extremely pleasing and relaxing to the senses. Buddha wood can be also used spiritually to cleanse and purify the air.
Buddha wood is sometimes referred to as desert rosewood, which is understandable as both share similar woody nuances. However, buddha wood has little in common with true Brazilian rosewood, as buddha wood has a more complex range of notes than rosewood. Additionally, buddha wood has a lighter side that melds well in perfume without overpowering it and can also be used as a fixative.
The ketone content in buddha wood essential oil is quite high, and thus not recommended for extended aromatherapeutic use. Buddha wood essential oil would be recommended more for periodic relaxation therapy, or as a massage oil enhancer where it is diluted with carrier oil. Furthermore, buddha wood has also been shown as an effective way to get rid of termites from a few successful studies.
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Aromatherapy use: anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, muscle and joint analgesic, relaxation, sedative, stress
General use: Home fragrance, meditation, cosmetics, skin care, bath and body lotions, creams, gels, massage oil blends, perfume, candles and soaps
Contraindications: High ketone content. Do not use if pregnant. Avoid use with infants/small children.
Eremophila mitchellii in flower: Ian Sutton, Collinsville and Oberon, Australia
Eremophila mitchellii tree image: Mark Marathon