Ho Wood Oil








Ho wood oil...This wood is traditionally used in Japan as a material to make the handles of swords and knives. This is because it’s soft and won’t scratch the blades. Today it’s most often used in cabinet making and for ornamental parts of houses. It’s similar to Rosewood.

Act Four: Three Actors, One Brandishing a Sword, Japanese Wood-Cut Print
Act Four: Three Actors, One Brandishing a Sword, Japanese Wood-Cut Print

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The oil from the Ho leaf contains the compound safrole, but the essential oil from wood parts do not.

Girls Wearing Yukata, Kimono, Geisha, Maiko (Trainee Geisha) in Gion, Kyoto City, Honshu, Japan
Girls Wearing Yukata, Kimono, Geisha, Maiko (Trainee Geisha) in Gion, Kyoto City, Honshu, Japan

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Kober, Christian
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Botanical Name - Cinnamomum camphora

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distillation

Parts Used - Wood

Aroma - herbaceous, warm, radiant

Largest Producing Countries - China, Japan, SE Asia

Traditional Use - antiseptic, analgesic, reduce pain in muscles and joints

Properties - emotionally uplifting, calming, sedative

Benefits - Due to the high percentage of linalool, this oil is thought to be nourishing and supportive of the immune system, and fights infections.

Blends Well With - Basil, Cajeput, Chamomile, Lavender

Safety Data - Ho wood oil possibly causes skin sensitization in some people.

7-5-3 Festival, Girl at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kyoto City, Honshu, Japan
7-5-3 Festival, Girl at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kyoto City, Honshu, Japan

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Kober, Christian
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