Ho Wood - Hilarious Name or Handsome Benefits?

Posted on May 26, 2015 by J'ai Golden | 0 Comments

Ho Wood - Hilarious Name or Handsome Benefits?

Not too common to find, a little bit unusual of a fragrance, and well, it's got a funky name on top of it.....'Ho Wood' seriously?
OK all kidding aside, this is an essential oil that, even though it is not mentioned among the other 'typical' favorites, it's said to be
a good replacement for Rosewood. Now quality Rosewood, as you may know, is getting harder to find due to the worldwide shortage and, of co
urse that means it comes at a premium. In all honesty, to me it doesn't smell like Rosewood, however the benefits, are surprisingly similar to that of Rosewood. Ho Wood is actually used quite a bit in facial care products for a wide variety of reasons. There are two main components that make up Ho Wood; 1) camphor (40%) and; 2) linalool (15%). Camphor is huge for it's skin so
othing and cooling properties, whereas Linalool is used for the floral scent that it adds to products (also found in Lavender
 and Coriander). Despite the funky name, we have to give this EO credit for some seriously handsome benefits! Note some of the benefits below.... 
Ho Wood cinnamomum camphoral

Properties:
  • Analgesic
  • Antidepressant
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-microbial
  • Sedative

Benefits:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Irritated skin
  • Itching
  • Skin cooling affect
  • Soothes skin
  • Reduces swelling

A Note of Caution:

  • May cause irritation to sensitive skin.
  • Do not use on broken skin.
Blends Well With:
  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Cajeput
  • Cedarwood
  • Chamomile
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang Ylang

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Medical disclaimer: The information provided herein is for personal interest and informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to offer medical treatment for any condition. Essential oils are very concentrated and are not to be used undiluted on the skin or taken internally otherwise instructed by your Doctor. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

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