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Hinoki oil is known for its refreshing and uplifting aroma. It has a fresh, woodsy scent with a hint of spice. It has a slightly sweet and camphor-like aroma. The scent of hinoki oil is often compared to that of pine, but it is generally considered to be more complex and subtle. Some people describe the scent as invigorating and energizing, while others find it calming and relaxing. We personally prefer hinoki over any other woodsy oil.

Chamaecyparis obtusa (hinoki) originates from Japan.

Hinoki is our favorite functional fragrance to use during our evening routine. We either apply a small amount on the top of our hands 30 minutes before bed or use it in our diffuser.

Hinoki has a variety of benefits, both when used in aromatherapy and when applied topically. Some of the potential benefits of hinoki oil include:

1. Relaxation and stress relief: The aroma of hinoki oil is believed to be calming and relaxing, making it a popular choice for use in aromatherapy. It may help to reduce feelings of anxiety and stress and promote a sense of well-being.

2. Antifungal properties: Hinoki oil has been shown to have antifungal properties, which may make it useful in treating fungal infections of the skin or nails.

3. Improved respiratory function: Inhaling the aroma of hinoki oil may help to improve respiratory function and alleviate respiratory symptoms such as coughing, congestion, and difficulty breathing.

4. Antibacterial properties: Hinoki oil has been shown to have antibacterial properties, which may make it effective in fighting bacteria that can cause infections.

5. Skin care: Hinoki oil may have anti-inflammatory properties, which may make it useful in reducing redness and irritation of the skin. It may also be helpful in treating acne and other skin conditions.

It's important to note that while hinoki oil may have these potential benefits, more research is needed to fully understand its effects and how it can be used most effectively.


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Hinoki oil is derived from the Japanese hinoki tree and is known for its woody, fresh, and calming aroma. When used in a diffuser, it can create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere that can help reduce stress and anxiety. Hinoki oil is also believed to have antifungal and antibacterial properties, which can help purify the air in your space. To use hinoki oil in a diffuser, simply add a few drops of the oil to the water in your diffuser and enjoy the soothing and refreshing scent.

Customer Reviews

Based on 58 reviews
Liana R
Really good

Very clean woody scent with a very very subtle citrus note

I use it all the time

I’m obsessed with the scent and use it ever day. I just wish it wasn’t as expensive!!

Smooth woody aroma

Smooth woodsy aroma compared to cedar or balsam, which are two of my favorite wood oils.

Highly recommend hinoki

If you’re new to hinoki I recommend giving it a shot. Great for relaxing!

Jeny D.
Great with eucalyptus

I saw other reviews about mixing with other EOs and I definitely suggest trying it with eucalyptus.