Hinoki Essential Oil | 10mLEO-HINOKI
Hinoki is our favorite essential oil to use around the home. We constantly diffuse it around the house and even made a shower spray using a custom blend of essential oils. This calming and comforting oil features a warm and earthy aroma that 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. This essential oil has also been cited in various scientific papers on Japanese forest bathing or shinrin-yoku. Forest bathing is something we personally practice and find extremely beneficial. You can read more about our personal experiences along with scientific studies on forest bathing on our blog.
Apart from its aromatic and therapeutic properties, this revered Japanese wood is also valued for its durability, insect-repellent qualities and high resistance to humidity and decay. This is why hinoki has been traditionally used in building shrines, temples, and onsens throughout Japan for centuries.
Our hinoki essential oil is extracted from the wood of sustainably-harvested Japanese Cypress trees and not old growth hinoki trees. Our manufacturer only uses leftover wood unsuitable for lumber to distill this essential oil. Roughly 600 pounds of hinoki wood can yield about 13 pounds of oil or around 625 of our .33 oz bottles.
Bottle size: 10ml / .33oz
Botanical name: Chamaecyparis obtusa
Scent: A woody aroma with soft herbal/lemony overtones. Relaxing yet uplifting.
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Blends with: We use hinoki more than any other essential oil. We love using it on its own, but it also blends well with some of our other favorite essential oils. In general, it mixes well with other woodsy oils, citrus and mint.