Buddha Wood Essential Oil
Buddha Wood is a flowering plant about the size of a shrub or small tree with white or cream flowers that is native to Australia.
- Botanical Family: Myoporaceae
- Other Common Names: False Sandalwood, Australian Desert Rosewood
- Part of Plant Used: Heartwood
- Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
- Variations: Buddha Wood is typically steam distilled, but can be produced by C02 extraction. While it is nicknamed False Sandalwood and Australian Desert Rosewood, it is not related to either Sandalwood or Rosewood.
- Chemistry: Buddha Wood is comprised of sesquiterpenes (β-selinene), sesquiterpene alcohols, and ketones including: eremophilone, santalcamphor, 9-hydroxy-7(11),9-eremophiladien-8-one.
- Emotional: grounding and centering for the psyche and emotions
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular aches and pains
- Nervous System: relieves stress and helps with insomnia
- Skin: antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties benefit the skin
- Spiritual: Benefits meditative practices and supports the Sacral, Solar Plexus, and Crown Chakras focusing on supporting survival instincts, personal power, and expanding knowledge. Supports the Third Eye chakra associated with intuition and imagination.
- Scent Profile: Base note with a deep, woodsy aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Buddha Wood can last up to 100-200 hours or more.
- Fragrance Classification: Woody, Balsamic
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clove, Copaiba, Cypress, Davana, Jasmine, Lavender, Marjoram, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Turmeric, and Ylang Ylang
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Products Using Buddha Wood Essential Oil
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand Institute. "Essential Oil Safety Masterclass." Course Materials. 2018.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.