A highly prized essential oil that hails from Japan, Hinoki Leaf Essential Oil is most notable for its natural healing capabilities. Open the bottle and what do you smell? Its scent has a sweet and smooth, woodsy aroma that’s almost lemony. There are plenty of benefits you can expect from this wonderful essential oil. But no matter how you choose to use it, it’s sure to make a great addition to your collection. Let’s dive into what it can do for you!
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Whether you’re looking to support physical or emotional wellbeing, Hinoki Leaf makes for an excellent choice in either category. Have an exam you’re worried about? Or a huge project at work that seems like there’s no end in sight? Take some time to unwind and diffuse it after a long day. It can help ease stress while soothing any related tense emotions. Plus, if yoga or meditation is a way for you to release stress, diffusing Hinoki Leaf during your practices can help create an overall tranquil atmosphere. Diffuse this oil by placing 3-4 drops per 100 mL of water.
If congested airways have you feeling at your worst, Hinoki Leaf can help support healthy respiration. Whether you add it to a chest rub or take in its benefits through a personal inhaler, this essential oil can help you breathe easier. But the benefits don’t stop there! There’s a reason why it’s known as a natural healer. When diluted into a carrier oil or a balm, Hinoki Leaf can also aid in the wound recovery process when applied to minor cuts and scrapes. To use it topically, dilute to 0.5-2% in a carrier.
Hinoki Leaf Recovery Salve
What you’ll need:
- 2 oz tin
- 0.5 oz Beeswax Pearls
- 1 oz Jojoba Carrier Oil
- 0.5 oz Tamanu Carrier Oil
- 18 drops Hinoki Leaf
- 10 drops Palmarosa
- 8 drops Lavender
What you’ll do:
First, melt Beeswax Pearls in a double boiler. Then, add Tamanu Carrier Oil and Jojoba and mix together. Remove from heat and add the essential oils. Pour the mixture into the tin and allow it to fully cool. Rub salve onto minor wounds or scrapes to help aid in its recovery process.
Some Things to Know
- KidSafe: Yes
- Pregnancy Safe: Yes
- Nursing Safe: Yes
- Pup & Pony Approved: Yes
- Shelf Life: 3-4 years
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Jasmine Absolute, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Scots Pine, and Sandalwood.
Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. External use only.
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