Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa
Botanical Family: Cupressaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant: Wood
Country of Origin: Japan
Cultivation Method: Sustainable growth
Composition: 100% Chamaecyparis obtusa
Smoky and musky. Charred evergreen-wood and amberous notes.
Blends well with
Vetiver, Cedar, Eagle wood, 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.
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.
Hinoki Cypress is a coniferous cologne that is purposefully 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, or 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. We can 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