Young Living Hinoki essential oil (Chamaecyparis obtusa) comes from the Japanese cypress and is native to central Japan. Considered a very high quality timber and one of the “Five Sacred Trees of Kiso,” Hinoki has been used historically in building palaces, temples, shrines, baths, and traditional noh theatres. With its light, woodsy scent and the naturally occurring constituent alpha-pinene, Hinoki makes a great addition to your essential oil collection. It has been used historically for refreshing the soul. Today, the oil is used to create a calm, relaxing ambiance that can help increase spiritual awareness.
Botanical Family: Cupressaceae
Plant Origin: Southern Japan
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from sustainably harvested, culled wood
- Alpha-Pinene (35-60%)
- Gamma-Cadinene (3-8%)
- Delta-Cadinene (7-14%)
- Tau-Cadinol (7-15%)
- Tau-Muurolol (6-12%)
Historical Data: Hinoki wood has been used to construct many holy temples in Japan, including Haryuji Temple and Osaka Castle, and is said to be the “tree where God stayed.” Hinoki wood is resistant to decay and carries a symbolic reputation of being immortal.
How To Use
- Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.
- Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.
- Caution: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
BLENDS that include hinoki essential oil
PERSONAL PRODUCTS containing Hinoki
- Mirah Shave Oil
- Shutran 3 in 1 Mens Wash
- Shutran Aftershave Lotion
- Shutran Bar Soap
- Shutran Beard Oil
- Shutran Shave Cream
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
Hinoki forest planting by Kimura recently sold at the 38th annual Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition for ¥1,800,000 (AUD$22,000).