High spirited Hinoki Cypress Essential Oil is distilled from the revered Japanese cypress tree. This enshrined cypress is one of the Five Sacred Trees of Kiso. Forest bathe in Hinoki's arboreal-aroma that emits an elegant woodsy scent with herbaceous harmony and melodious, lemon mid-notes that are warming to heart and hearth. It refreshes the soul as its resonance cleanses mind and emotions.
Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa
Botanical Family: Cupressaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant: Heartwood
Country of Origin: Japan
Cultivation Method: Sustainable growth
Composition: 100% Chamaecyparis obtusa
Scent Description: Smoky and musky. Charred evergreen-wood and amberous notes.
Blends well with: Vetiver, Cedar, Eaglewood, Grapefruit, Lemon, Magnolia, Myrtle, Blood Orange, Geranium, Myrrh, Lemon Myrtle, Lavender, Black Spruce, White Fir, Silver Fir, Douglas Fir, Frankincense, Ylang, Rose, Neroli, Thyme, Rosemary, Tangerine, and Bergamot.
Uses: Bring the forest inside through diffusion. Clean the whole home with this cleansing evergreen. Deters winged invaders. Romance muscles in massage applications and reclaim your brain with deep inhalations. Nestles nerves. Excellent hair and scalp tonic. Attends with grace to apprehension and revives the spirit with the strength of of ancient trees. A phytoncide superpower in the salt pipe.
Bask in the feeling of purification it brings to bathing and diffusing. Inhale this scent trail and be transported to a Japanese hillside hot-spring nestled amongst cypress forests. Hinoki Cypress Essential Oil is a coniferous cologne that is purposely purifying and silently sanctifying. Friendly and fortifying to use by anointing drops in diffusers, baths, blends, and massages as you soak it in and allow this tonic to temper your body's temple.
This conifer's light pinkish-brown wood has a lovely lemon scent and is rot and insect resistant. In Japan, the resilient timber is reserved for building temples, shrines, traditional Noh theatres, ritual baths, and table tennis paddles.
The Hinoki Cypress is one of the main tree species studied in scientific papers on Japanese forest bathing (shinrin-yoku). By spending time in deep, evergreen forests, forest bathing harnesses the aromatic molecules of trees to harmonize our health. The scent molecules of trees, called phytoncides, are volatile organic compounds that refresh, relax, and slow down our minds and souls so we can calm down and concentrate.
Forest bathe at home by diffusing Hinoki Cypress Essential Oil into the air via diffuser, salt pipe, and steam baths.
The poets would find this is nonsense. It's not just the smell of a cypress, or the sound of the birds, or the color green that unlocks the pathway to health in our brains. We're full sensory beings, or at least we were once built to be. Isn't it possible that it's only when you open all the doors - literally and figuratively - that the real magic happens?"
~ Florence Williams, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative