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Top 4 Ways to Use Ho Wood Essential Oil


Top 4 Ways to Use Ho Wood Essential Oil

Ho Wood

Latin name: Cinnamomum camphora

Aroma Description: Woody, floral and camphorous scent

Therapeutic benefits

  • Promotes a relaxing and peaceful environment.
  • Incredibly calming due to its high linalool content.
  • Leaves a pleasant cooling effect on the skin when applied topically.
  • Helps soothe red and itchy skin.
  • Helps ease respiratory symptoms resulting from the common cold and seasonal allergies


Yes! Ho Wood IS KidSafe.

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Dilution instructions:

Dilute to 2-5% in a carrier oil and apply to red or irritated skin.

Diffusion instructions:

Add a few drops to your diffuser to enjoy the relaxing benefits. Blend with Lavender for an incredibly calming blend or with a citrus oil for an uplifting yet relaxing blend.

Oils to blend with:

Bergamot, Basil Linalool, Atlas Cedarwood, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Australian Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang Complete.

Additional reading

Ho Wood essential oil has many amazing benefits, not to mention a soft woodsy aroma with a hint of floral. It’s also a great alternative to Rosewood Oil, which is a threatened species and should be avoided. It is also worth noting that our Ho Wood has had safrole (a carcinogen) removed, making it smell better and also making it safer for use.

All About the Linalool

Woman standing in front of the window in the morning

As essential oils go, Ho Wood has one of the highest quantities of Linalool out there. Linalool is the chemical constituent that is known for its ability to help calm, relax and soothe anxiety. It’s also found in other calming oils like Lavender, Thyme Linalool and Coriander Seed. The result is an oil that is perfect for helping you feel calm and relaxed after a long day. Try adding it to your favorite bubble bath for a soothing experience or diffuse it 30 minutes before bedtime to help you unwind. For those that can’t do Lavender but still need a calming oil, this is a great substitute.

Calm and Cool

Essential oils, carrier oils, and hydrosols can help with dry skin

In addition to be incredibly calming, Ho Wood is also one of a few oils that has a cooling effect on the skin when applied topically. Peppermint is usually the go-to for this because of its menthol content. However Ho Wood contains enough camphor to produce a similar if milder sensation. This makes it a fantastic choice to help soothe red, itchy or irritated skin. For example, try whipping up our Cuticle Balm for the next time your cuticles need some TLC.

Bye, Bye Colds

woman in bed with a cold

This oil is also definitely one you want to have on hand when cold season shows up. Ho Wood can help ease your breathing and support your respiratory system. And when you’re struggling with your cold, you need all the help you can get to help with the sniffles and congestion. The best part is it also great for easing similar symptoms that result from seasonal allergies.

More Positivity, Please

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The Linalool content that makes Ho Wood so excellent for relaxation also makes it a very peaceful oil. It can help ease anxiety and assist with a positive change in outlook. When you’re looking to create an uplifting and comforting atmosphere, try diffusing with a citrus oil such as Bergamot, Grapefruit or Mandarin.

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