Ho Wood Essential Oil

  • Cinnamomum camphora
  • Origin: China
Ho Wood Essential Oil


Parts Used

Leaves and twigs

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification



Bright, warm, slightly woody


Mainly used in the fragrance industry.


1/2 oz., 1 oz., and 2 oz. essential oils are packaged in amber glass bottles with drop reducers for easy application. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.

Blends Well With

Basil, cajeput, chamomile, lavender, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Herbal Miscellany

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.


This oil may interact with certain drugs, may contain safrole and methyleugenol, and is expected to be neurotoxic based on camphor content. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.

Before using topically, perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back by applying a small quantity of diluted essential oil and apply a bandage. Wash the area if you experience any irritation. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours it is safe to use on your skin.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.