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Ho Wood

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Ho Wood Essential Oil

Botanical name: Cinnamomum camphora
Main Constituents:
Linalool: > 98%
Plant part: Twigs and bark
Origin: China
Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, pale yellow to yellow liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, Ho Wood Essential Oil has a sweeter woody scent like rosewoods, with camphoraceous notes.

Blends Well With:
Bergamot, Lavender, Geranium, Sandalwood, and Cedarwood Essential Oils.

Ho Wood Essential Oil has recently been used as a replacement for Rosewood Essential Oil because of its similar chemical properties and applications. Previously used for sword and knife handles because it would not scratch the fine blades, Ho Wood became more popular in 1985 when a major explosion at a linalool-producing facility significantly decreased the available supply, which launched Ho Wood as a natural and sustainable replacement. Locally referred to as Shiu Oil, it is commonly broken for its aromatic constituents.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended before use. Contact with eyes should be avoided. Avoid during pregnancy.


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