Hinoki Wood essential oil from the Chamaecyparis obtusa tree of Japan has the remarkable ability to naturally kill bacteria, viruses, and fungus. Emotionally, Hinoki oil is noted for its relaxing effects on the body to help relieve tension and stress.
Because of decongestant effects it is also excellent for easing sinus congestion and respiratory troubles. Hinoki Wood oil is regarded gentle on skin and an excellent addition in bath and body skin care products. Some say an extra benefit of this oil for skin care is its very effective antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral actions for treating rashes, cuts, abrasions and minor skin irritations.
Hinoki Wood essential oil in perfumery adds an interesting sweet woody top/middle note in Oriental and Woody accords.
Hinoki Wood is used in Japan for building temples, shrines and homes because of its insect repellent attributes. Honoki Wood is also finished into home decor items like soap dishes and bath tubs. This wood is considered sacred to the Japanese and is also environmentally protected. Our Hinoki Wood oil comes from remnants and shavings from construction. Hinoki is also known as Japanese Cypress and commands a great deal of presence among bonsai artists.