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Hinoki Wood

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AKA Hinoki cypress, Japanese cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa.   

Distilled in Japan from sawdust left over from a traditional ofuro bathtub craftsman. Hinoki means “fire tree.”

Hinoki is known as a very high quality wood, and is one of the preferred building materials in Japan, especially for its subtle aroma, which continues to exude for years. There are instances in Japan of hinoki structures up to 1300 years old and it’s still possible to smell the odor of the wood. It’s used in building temples, palaces, shrines, traditional noh theatres, baths, cutting boards, rice mixing tubs, table tennis handles and masu, the small square saki boxes we find in some sushi bars. The wood itself is light pinkish, with a rich, straight grain and it resists rot.

Considered to be anti-bacterial, hinoki trees are endemic to Japan and are also found in Taiwan

Hinoki essential oil is a fine woody ethereal odor with lemony notes and a warm and sweet undernote.

Arctander says

Hinoki root oil is a pale yellow liquid of dry, woody, camphoraceous odor with a peculiar warm-sweet, almost spicy undertone. The oil consists almost entirely of terpineol, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes. 

Safety Warning

As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
Enfleurage makes no medical claims relating to any products, essential oils or otherwise, on our website or through social media. We are an essential oil company, not doctors, The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. We present our information in order to educate our customers on traditional and general uses of essential oils; in no way do we diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or condition. 
You the customer are responsible for understanding the safe use of any and all of our products, including essential oils, and use them accordingly.


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  1. The real thing 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jul 2021

    So I thought I'd try some other, less expensive, hinoki oil, and I bought some for a suspiciously low price. Almost threw up when I smelled it. I returned it promptly and ordered from Enfleurage instead. This is the real deal - deep, delicate, fresh, beautiful hinoki.

  2. Deep 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Oct 2020

    Deep and woody and yet delicate - I save it for special occasions.

  3. Authentic Hinoki 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jun 2020

    While this is a very authentic hinoki oil, it is not as strong of a scent as I was hoping for. That said, its beautiful and high quality. Would be best suited for more delicate needs.

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