Yoshino Hinoki Essential Oil


Yoshino Hinoki has strong insect repellant qualities. Thus, Hinoki lumber has been a building material used for traditional temples and shrimes in particular, as well as by woodworkers, for generations. The Horyuji Temple stands as the oldest wooden building in Japan and is a perfect example. Hinoki commonly reminds many Japanese of traditional bathing because Hinoki lumber was used for bathtubs in the old days.
The fragrance of Hinoki is described as refreshing and relaxing.

Hinoki oil‘s properties are said to relieve stress, to help recovery from fatigue, and to boost the immune system. Our Hinoki oil is sourced from carefully grown and managed Hinoki cypress trees in Yoshino Forest, Nara.

Size: φ1.01XH 2.54 in; 10ml

Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa
Family: Hinoki Family
Place of Origin: Japan (Yoshino, Nara Prefecture)
Extraction Material: Lumber
Extraction Type: Steam Distillation

Care Instructions:

  • Do not apply directly to skin. Do not drink. When using on skin, dilute to 1-2% with vegetable oil such as jojoba oil or argan oil. (One drop from a bottle of our essential oil = approx. 0.05 ml)
  • Some citrus essential oils (e.g., Yuzu), when diluted and applied to the skin, may cause skin damage if exposed to sunlight while on the skin. Avoid sunlight for at least 12 hours after using these essential oils.
  • Pregnant, nursing women, and children under 3 years old should use it only as an aromatic bath. For children over 3 years old and the elderly, use at a concentration less than half of that for adults.
  • Essential oils are flammable. Do not use near fire.
  • Do not store in high temperatures. Essential oils will oxidize if exposed to air or placed in high temperatures. Store in a dark and cool place. Citrus essential oils should be used within six months after opening, and other essential oils should be used within one year after opening.
  • Do not apply our essential oils on petroleum products such as plastic. When using the product by dripping, please use glass, unglazed pottery, ceramics, wooden objects, cloth, paper, etc.

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