The oil is used to cure illnesses associated with the skin including infections, wounds, scars, sensitive skin, dermatitis, acne and other skin issues. Ho Wood is an anti-depressant and also a soothing agent. Studies have shown that it is also an aphrodisiac. It has also been used as a muscle relaxant and antiseptic. This is because the oil makes outstanding massage oil. Ho Wood is also used for anxiety and making fragrances. It is an effective insect repellent.
Instructions for Use
Topically applied and sprayed.
History and Additional Information
The Ho Wood’s popularity was not great until a major explosion occurred at a Linalool producing facility in 1985. This decreased the supply that was available, making Ho Wood the only available replacement. Ho Wood is famously known to treat Japanese knife and sword handles. This is due to gentle nature and because it will not damage the metal blade like other solutions. The wood is now commonly used in cabinetry and carpentry. Roswewood and ho wood are very similar, however ho wood is a considered more renewable in nature.
- Latin/Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora
- Other Names: Ho Wood Oil
- Family: Lauraceae
- Part of plant used: Leaves and twigs
- Place of origin: Japan
- Odor/fragrance: sweet-fresh aroma
- Color: Pale yellow to yellow liquid.
- Aroma strength: Medium
- Consistency: Thin
- Note: Middle
Blending Suggestions: this oil blends with sandalwood, bergamot, lavender, sandalwood, cedar wood, chamomile and basil.
Safety Precautions for this Essential Oil:
Ho Wood essential oil is generally considered safe. Some patients have reported skin irritation. Pregnant women should avoid it or consult the doctor.
Buy Essential Oil:
Highest Quality: Mountain Rose Herbs
Expect to pay a bit more for a higher quality oil. Always choose the highest quality oil if you plan on using internally or topically.
Best Value per ounce: Eden’s Garden
This brand is less expensive per ounce, but still offers a great value.