a prized wood in Japan for it’s rot and insect resistance.
Hinoki oil from Japan can do many jobs… a good one to have around the house.
Few of you know that I worked and lived in Japan for almost 2 years after college. There were many delightful customs that I enjoyed – one of them was the ofuro or Japanese baths. There is nothing more relaxing and purifying (except maybe Raindrop) than a Japanese bath. The best baths are made of Hinoki wood because they are highly rot resistant.
If you are an oiler… you know plant properties like that usually translate into powerful essential oils.
So why did Young Living introduce Hinoki oil? What properties does it have?
Hinoki Oil is…
Try Hinoki for skin, antibacterial / virus and respiratory support.
Stress buster:it can be used to reduce nervous tension and stress. I’ve been drawn to opening it up and smelling it since I got it.
Skin Lover: research indicates it’s gentle on skin, good for minor skin irritations, rashes, cuts, abrasions.
Germ buster: this oil is well known for it’s antibacterial and antiviral properties. A good one to have around for cold and flu season. Also anti fungal (hmmm, would it help with those yellow toenails? Perhaps.)
Respiratory support: decongestant – helpful with stuffy nose, chest congestion, respiratory conditions like asthma. It’s supposed to be especially good for sinus congestion.
Hmmm I wonder… since it’s resistant to insects, why wouldn’t it also work to repel bugs for us? Maybe this is a good oil to add to Purification and Peppermint , Palo Santo mosquito/bug spray I make.
Hinoki essential oil comes from the Japanese cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa, and is native to central Japan. Hinoki wood has a spicy, lemon scent, is light pinkish-brown in color, and is highly rot and insect resistant. Considered a very high quality timber and one of the “Five Sacred Trees of Kiso,” it has been used historically in building palaces, temples, shrines, baths, and traditional noh theatres. Hinoki’s woody aroma has been known to energize and uplift the mind and may help calm and relax during brief periods of agitation.