Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) essential oil benefits
Hinoki essential oil is available as Chamaecyparis obtusa (Japanese oil) as well as Chamaecyparis formosensis, known as Taiwan Hinoki Essential Oil. Both oils are quite different yet called Hinoki.
Hinoki Essential Oil is uplifting, cleansing, comforting and it promotes calmness and relaxation.
It clears up respiratory congestion and eases phlegm build up when inhaled.
It is a gentle antiseptic and it is useful when healing minor cuts, scrapes and wounds. In skincare it can be added to heal blemished skin.
Hinoki is considered an engendered plant. In Japan, Hinoki wood is protected and the essential oil can only be extracted from fallen trees.
Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation wood root oil and needles
Origin: Japan, Taiwan
Color: Pale to dark yellow
Aroma: Fresh, woody, balsamic with a hint of citrus
Blends well with: Black pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomiles, all citrus oils, Clary sage, Ginger, Lavender, Pine, Cypress, Yuzu
Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, deodorant, expectorant, sedative, tonic
HOW TO USE
For emotional comfort and uplift your spirit, diffuse 2-4 drops. To ease respiratory congestion, diffuse 3-5 drops and deeply inhale.
To ease respiratory congestion 5-6 drops diluted with 5 ml of carrier oil and massage the chest.
For a anti-blemishes moisturiser, dilute 0.5 % to 1% Hinoki oil with a base cream.