Distilled from the wood of this precious Japanese Hinoki tree, Hinoki Essential Oil has a wonderfully rich, earthy aroma. Hinoki oil is often used in personal care products, but can also be diluted in a carrier oil for a relaxing massage. The woody, balsamic scent of Hinoki oil can help create a serene environment when a few drops are put in your diffuser. This aroma makes Hinoki oil popular for use in perfumes.
In Japan, the oil is often used in baths to create a relaxing environment, and the tree itself has historical significance. Hinoki wood is incredibly durable, making it prized for construction. Properly built hinoki structures can last a thousand years or more. An example is the pagoda of the Horyuji Temple in Nara, Japan. It was built around 600 AD and is still intact today.
Hinoki wood is so valuable in Japan that the law states that the essential oil may only be extracted from trees that have fallen. Dwarf hinoki trees are often used by bonsai artists. doTERRA uses by-products from the wood industry and harvested trees to ensure that no part of these prized trees is lost.
Through the Hinoki Co-Impact Sourcing partnership, doTERRA is not only contributing to Japan’s forest management programs, but also creating much needed jobs in rural Japan – ensuring that this unique, premium oil continues to give back to the people of its homeland.
doTERRA Hinoki is a gentle oil when used on the skin, making it a good alternative for individuals who are sensitive to the oils of other evergreen trees. The main chemical constituents are alpha-pinene and delta-cadinene. The relaxing and soothing aromas make Hinoki ideal for skin care or massages.
- Mix with fractionated coconut oil and massage on feet or back before bedtime
For a calming aroma
- Add two to three drops in a tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil to bath water for a fresh
woody aroma in a relaxing bath at the end of a long day
- Add four to five drops to your hardwood floor cleaner for a woody, fresh scent
Emotional / Spiritual
Hinoki the oil of Natural Harmony works relaxing and very slightly narcotic. It makes you feel relaxed and ordered and balanced. Ideal for Meditation or Yoga.