Ho wood oil

From wood and leaves of camphor tree Cinnamomum camphora linaloliferum.


Ingredients: cinnamomum camphora wood oil (100% pure organic camphor tree (Ho wood) essential oil).

Origin: China.

Essential oil quality certificates: COSMOS APPROVED Ecocert raw materials (organic and natural cosmetics), IFS 6.0 (food quality and safety), GMP + B1 (animal feed safety), FSSC 22000 (food safety), MyClimate (100% sustainable, climate-neutral production process).

Method of extraction: the essential oil is obtained by steam distillation from wood and leaves of camphor tree Cinnamomum camphora linaloliferum.

Aroma: fresh, sweet, floral and woody with a camphor note.

Camphor trees comes from Southeast Asia where they grows widely in the wild. Nowadays, this fast growing tree has spread to South Africa and Australia. The chemical composition of essential oils varies greatly depending on the region where the tree grew. Therefore, several types of essential oils are extracted from one plant which not only smell differently but also have different properties.

Like ravintsara oil, this oil is obtained from camphor trees, but they are not at all similar to each other. The essential oil is extracted from camphor trees grown in Southeast Asia and locally known as Ho trees has a floral aroma with a note of fresh leaves.

This oil contains more than 98% linalool, which is considered an important component because it has relaxing properties. Ho wood oil has a higher percentage of linalool than e.g. in oils such as lavender, basil and coriander [1]. Therefore aromatherapy specialists highly recommend this oil for managing stress, depression and anxiety.

Ho wood oil can be recommended for irritated, inflamed skin and psoriasis [2].

This essential oil can be used to prepare synergistic mixtures to enhance the antimicrobial properties with essential oils such as thyme and clove [3]. They are more effective in mixtures than each separately.

✓ for skin care – mix 4-8 drops of essential oil with 10 g of the base (e.g. carrier oil – argan, rosehip, etc.)
✓ for face masks – mix 3 teaspoons of clay, 3 teaspoons of water and 5-6 drops of oil until you get a thick paste. Apply to the skin and leave for 10-15 minutes. Do not allow to dry completely. Then rinse with warm water.
✓ baths – mix 4-8 drops of essential oil with 1 tablespoon of milk, honey, sea or table salt, add to a full bath of water. The duration of the procedure is 10-15 minutes.
✓ it is possible to vaporize essential oils in aroma diffusers.

Analytical quality control:

Kokybės kontrolė Ho wood essential oil (GCMS analysis)
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