Ho wood  - Shiu wood - Japanese laurel

Ho wood - Shiu wood - Japanese laurel

Fresh and floral, its essential oil brings calm and lightness in diffusion. It helps to purify the atmosphere and combines pleasantly with citrus essences. Soothing, it relieves and protects irritated skin. A good alternative to Rosewood essential oil, it also seduces by its softness.

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This tree of the Lauraceae family grows in China and gives the essential oil Ho wood. If it grows in Madagascar, we obtain Ravintsara essential oil, which has a very different biochemical composition and properties... they must not be confused!

Aromatherapy

External use

  • Respiratory tract :
    Gentle olfaction +++
    Inhalation +++
    Diffusion +++
  • Skin use: +++
  • Bathing: ++ +++

Cosmetic

External use

  • Face +++
  • Body +++
  • Hair +++

Ho Wood is one of the essential oils with the highest linalool content (over 90%). This typical relaxing note is little modulated by other molecules... it is thus all the more easily recognisable.

Aromatherapy

External use

  • In diffusion, helps to clean the atmosphere, especially in winter, and creates a climate conducive to relaxation in the event of temporary stress.
  • Calms redness, relieves dry skin.
  • Soothing and invigorating, helps repair sensitive and irritated skin.

Cosmetic

External use

  • Enhances perfumes and cosmetic products with a woody and floral note.
  • Regenerating and anti-ageing
  • Purifies and relieves problematic skin.

Less delicate than Rosewood essential oil, its olfaction nevertheless offers a nice cocoon of softness. Enveloping and comforting, it helps to chase away sadness and discouragement. It soothes, rebalances and invigorates.

The information provided in this Guide to Essential Oils is for information purposes only: it is a synthesis of the properties described in recognised aromatherapy books and/or in accordance with ancestral and popular traditions. The properties presented are extracted from the works cited in the bibliography above. This is in no way a medical information or a list of indications.

  • Food supplement. Not a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended dose (1 drop, once a day, maximum 35 mg).
  • Not recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy.
  • No significant risk at physiological doses.
  • Risk of allergy (linalool): take care not to overdose in mixtures. An elbow test is recommended prior to any skin application (min 48 hours before use).
  • Avoid all contact with the eyes.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Keep away from heat and light.

Bio
Yes
EMOTIONAL IMPACT
Be insensitive to external influences,  Mental escape
OLFACTORY NOTES
Woody
Skin type
Oily skin,  Wrinkles & fine lines,  blemished skin
Wellbeing
Dripping nose,  General tonus & Energy,  Respiratory comfort,  Small winter ailments,  Stress,  urinary discomforts