What is Hinoki
Hinoki essential oil comes from the Japanese cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa, and is native to Japan and Taiwan. The timber is also premium as an architectural material and it has been appreciated historically in building palaces, shrines, and even Japanese style bathrooms. As a building material, it is said that Hinoki is used in the oldest existing wooden structure in the world, Horyuji Temple. It also has excellent insect repellent and antiseptic functions. Its scent has a healing effect and has been familiar to Japanese since ancient times.
Benefits of Hinoki Oil
The main component of scents is alpha-pinene feels the scent of the forest. As a function, it has antibacterial and insect repellent effects as well as sedative and anti-stress effects. The hinoki oil in our collection does not contain any synthetic fragrances or preservatives.
For your mind
Hinoki scent gently heals your emotions. You feel refreshed as if you were walking in the deep forests. Soothing scents in sedation aromatic substances phytoncide calm your mind and support sleep.
For your body
Surprisingly, it promotes blood circulation. It is also valid for swelling, physical fatigue, and coldness. Hinoki oil also contains Hinokitiol, a substance that revitalize the skin.
Effective ways to use
You can use hinoki oil both through inhalation or as a topical application. Here are some ideas to take Hinoki essential oil in your life.
1. Use in an aroma diffuser
Place aroma diffuser in the areas where you want some peace and calmness and simply pour some oil drops. It can be by your bed to assist you with a deep sleep or even in your living room where you want a cozy atmosphere. The woodiness of Hinoki can create a peaceful feeling of closeness at your home.
2. Use as a massage oil
Hinoki essential oil can be diluted into an unscented carrier oil such as jojoba or rice bran oil. When applied onto the skin, Hinoki releases tension, stress and anxiety while improving respiratory functions and relieving muscular aches and pains.
3. Hinoki bath
Last and sounds quite unique, if you are feeling depressed or tired, take a Japanese cypress aroma bath to cleanse both your body and mind. The scent of Japanese cypress fills your bathroom and has a high relaxing effect, making it a suitable method for recovering from fatigue.
Mix essential oil with carrier oil and emulsifier to make bath oil, and set the temperature of the water bath to 38-40 °C. Close your eyes and feel the scent while relaxing by taking a deep breath. After getting out of the bath, you are finally ready for the next day!