From a height of 1500m in the pristine Himalayan mountains comes another exciting essential oil from our Nepalese distiller. Sugandha Kokila essential oil is produced from wildcrafted berries of Cinnamomum glaucescens, syn. Cinnamomum cecidodaphne Meissn.
Sugandha Kokila essential oil consists primarily of methyl cinnamate and 1,8 cineole; a beneficial germicidal with antimicrobial, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties well suited for massage oil blends targeting arthritic and rheumatic conditions. Its analgesic effects are also beneficial in sports related massage for reducing pain and inflammation in the muscles and joints while increasing circulation.
Some sources indicate Sugandha Kokila essential oil is a possible emmenagogue, meaning it may have the ability to provoke menstruation. For this reason, and without conclusive evidence, we suggest erring on the side of caution and not use this oil if pregnant.
Diffusing Sugandha Kokila into the air (either by an oil diffuser or electric diffuser) may also be helpful with respiratory infections, sinus conditions, and headaches.
Aromatically this oil combines nicely with Lavender and Juniper Berry, anchored by Balsam of Peru with its sweet vanilla like notes for an exotic sensual masculine perfume blend. This is an oil to be creative with; our Nepalese distiller describes Sugandha Kokila as "A Gift to Perfumers from the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal".
Batch specific GC/MS analysis of our Sugandha Kokila essential oil available soon.
Aromatherapy use: analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmotic, antiviral, carminative, digestive, emmenagogue, headache, mucolytic, relaxant, sinusitis, stomachic
General use: Fragrance component in perfume, incense, cosmetics, home fragrance, bath and body products, artisan crafted natural soaps and aromatherapy candles
Contraindications: Non-toxic. Avoid with asthma, not recommended for use with infants or young children. Caution: Do not use if pregnant because of possible emmenagogue effects (may induce menstruation).