The woody parts of the Cinnamomum camphor tree produce essential oil with a sweet, woody, slightly floral aroma. Some say Ho Wood is an alternate for Rosewood. Both share similar woody notes and a high percentage of linalool.
Ho Wood grown in Asia is a natural source of linalool. The amount of naturally occurring linalool depends on the geographic growing area. Cinnamomum camphor trees inhabit Africa, Malaysia, Australia, Madagascar and SE Asian countries such as Vietnam. The most linalool rich oil is distilled from trees in their native habitat of Asia (China, Taiwan, Japan, and Vietnam) opposed to trees grown in Madagascar and Africa where the essential oil contains a high level of camphor. The botanical name associated with this oil specifies the chemotype (ct) linalool.
The high amount of natural linalool verified by GCMS in our Ho Wood oil (just over 99%) has wide aromatherapy benefits such as an aid for insomnia, antidepressant, immune stimulant, and helps generate new cell growth. This makes Ho Wood particularly interesting for anti-aging and mature skin care blends. Its aroma is especially pleasing and calming when diffused for insomnia.
Note: Beware of Ho Wood imitations. Because linalool can be isolated it is often sold as Ho Wood. Always purchase authentic Ho Wood essential oil that has been authenticated through GCMS with chromatography.
Batch specific GC/MS analysis for this essential oil is available by clicking on the green tab above.