Ho Wood Essential Oil

Ho Wood Essential Oil
Product Rating: 5/5 (As per 12 Customer Reviews)


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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 rosewood's, with camphoraceous notes.

Blends With: Bergamot, Lavender, Geranium, Sandalwood and Cedarwood.

Product Abstract: 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 greatly 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 prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
This is a lovely oil. So happy to have found it. Blended with Bergamot, Cedarwood, and Lavender it is a favourite now!

By: Jody, Guelph, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 14-Oct-2016

Rating: Star
Love this product - beautiful to blend with. I use it to tone down the rose scent in my products as I use a lot of rose for the wrinkle reducing properties. This turns it from too floral to just right in my books. I also love it blended with citrus scents as it rounds them out beautifully.

By: Amber, Calgary, Alberta
Loyal Customer Since: 06-Feb-2016

Rating: Star
I love Ho Wood EO. It has a unique and lovely woody scent that is not overpowering. I used it in a blend for my teenage grandson and the whole family wanted one! Thank you NDA for this beautiful oil.

By: Anna, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia
Loyal Customer Since: 25-Oct-2010

Rating: Star
Smells amazing. Fantastic either on it's own or blended with other EO. good in CP soap.

By: Jane, North Saanich, British Columbia
Loyal Customer Since: 31-Oct-2012

Rating: Star
WOW. I can't believe this stuff isn't more popular. It's so fresh and clean and woodsy. It uplifts anything I add it to.

By: Mikaela, Kitchener, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 04-Jan-2016

Rating: Star
This is an interesting oil! I haven't had much chance to try its therapeutic properties, but I just had to write a review for the scent! I've been mixing it with various oils to try different blends - oils like white grapefruit and neroli and coriander seed - and ho wood seems to always give everything a note of... CANDY! As I type this, I'm sitting here smelling like candy hearts. Is that just bananas or what?

By: Julie, Alexandria, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 02-Dec-2013

Rating: Star
I love this. I actually use this as a component of two different remedy mixtures. First for stopping the itch of mosquito bites and Second for acne break-out. Love it, the properties are great for both and the scent is nice too.

By: Karen, Ridgeway, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 11-Jan-2013

Rating: Star
I absolutely love this scent! One of my personal favorites.

By: Ina, Edmonton, Alberta
Loyal Customer Since: 01-Dec-2012

Rating: Star
Always on the lookout for natural preservatives, I found howood to be an excellent and healing addition to any cosmetic making. It has become a staple in my recipes, both for its effects and for its scent.

By: Stacey, Toronto, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 08-Dec-2007

Rating: Star
I made cp soap with this as the scent back in September 2007 and the scent is still just as strong in the soap that is still sitting here in storage. Some scents fade but this one has stayed very well.

By: Alexandra, Nanaimo, British Columbia
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 03-Mar-2007

Rating: Star
WOW I LOVE this one! Rosewood is out of price for me and my soap making business....but HO WOOD is a really great remplacement!

By: Caroline, Bearn, Quebec
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 30-Jul-2006

Rating: Star
I just rubbed my hands with a few drops of ho wood: surely astringent. And the aroma!

By: Louis, Cowansville, Quebec
Loyal Customer Since: 14-Aug-2006

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Customers may purchase products from New Directions Aromatics Inc. only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion, and only after referring to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information. The user of the product is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including the intellectual property rights of third parties.

The certifications, statements and product descriptions shown on this website are strictly for information purposes only. The information in this document is obtained from current and reliable sources but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. Nothing contained herein should be considered as a recommendation by New Directions Aromatics Inc. as to the fitness for any use.

Further, New Directions Aromatics is not responsible for the comments made in the customer reviews, nor when products are used in ways not suitable to their purpose (for example, fragrance oils in toothpaste; bath salts in metal containers; additives used in larger amounts than recommended).

As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.

The liability of New Directions Aromatics Inc. is limited to the value of the goods and does not include any consequential loss. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be liable for any errors or delays regarding an order, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

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