Ho Wood Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves and twigs
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Bright, warm, slightly woody
Largest Producing Countries: China and Japan
Traditional Use: Mainly used in the fragrance industry.
Properties: Analgesic, antiseptic, sedative
Benefits: Ho wood is mainly used in the fragrance industry as a substitute for rosewood oil.
Blends Well With: Basil, cajeput, chamomile, lavender, sandalwood, ylang ylang
Of Interest: The wood has traditionally been used for the handles of Japanese swords and knives because it is soft and will not scratch the blades. Most often used nowadays for ornamental parts of houses and cabinet making. It is very similar to Rosewood but produced from a much more renewable source.
Safety Data: Generally considered safe.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).