Traditionally used in building shrines, temples, and onsens throughout Japan for centuries, hinoki has become our preferred functional fragrance for relaxing. Its warm, woodsy and earthy aroma is perfectly balanced with soft notes of citrus and spice.
Hinoki oil also contains phytoncides, a chemical with tonic and anti-viral properties known to have beneficial effects on one’s health and wellbeing. Hinoki oil has also been cited in various scientific papers on Japanese forest bathing or, shinrin-yoku.
Forest bathing is something we personally practice all over the world and find it extremely beneficial for our mental health. You can read more about our personal experiences along with scientific studies on forest bathing. You can also learn a little more about hinoki on our blog.
Apply a very small amount 30 minutes before bed, smell directly out of the bottle or use in a diffuser.