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Buddha Wood Essential Oil 12ml

Buddha Wood Essential Oil 12ml

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Buddha Wood Essential Oil
An earthy, woody and whiskey aroma, very grounding.

Botanical Name Eremophila mitchellii

Buddha Wood Essential Oil Aroma
An unusual woody aroma, with a whiskey like scent, ideal for blending.

Buddha Wood oil Essential Benefits
Calming, excellent in combination with other meditation essential oils.

Buddha Wood Oil Essential Uses
Use in an oil burner or vaporiser for meditation, as a mild aphrodisiac or blend with other oils.

Aromatherapy oil: 2 to 4 drops in a diffuser, oil burner or vaporiser.

Blending with Buddha Wood Essential Oil:
Essentially Australia Oils: Balm Mint Bush Essential Oil, Honey Myrtle Essential Oil, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil, Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil

Keep out of reach of children, do not ingest. Store away from direct sunlight, store below 30 degrees.

Key Chemical Constituents:
Nearly 100% Ketones, eremophilone and santalcamphor.

Oil Characteristics:
Brown to yellowish brown in colour, viscous (honey like) consistency, and a whiskey, woody aroma.

Natural Occurrence in Australia:
A small tree up to 10 metres, it is found in the drier inland regions of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.

Research :
Over the past ten years there has been some serious research done into this plant. It has potential in the building industry as a naturally termite resistant timber. An Australian university is currently researching Buddha wood oil’s anti-bacterial potential.

Indigenous Usage
There are recordings of indigenous people using this plant for its antibacterial qualities and to treat cuts and sores.

Early Settlers Usage
In the recent past this tree was wild harvested as a substitute for Sandalwood. Comparing the scent of Buddha Wood to Sandalwood there is a distinct difference. Fence posts were another common use of the tree, favoured because of its termite resistance. Around 1925 an Australian chemist and essential oil pioneer first tested the oil and noted its unique properties, recommending it as a perfume fixative.

Present Day Usage
A small tree of the drier parts of western New South Wales and north east South Australia, it is botanically known as Eremophila mitchelli. Regular indigenous fire management kept this tree from becoming weed-like in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges.

The plentiful trees are wild harvested and the timber is steam distilled for around 7 days. The essential oil is naturally amber red to reddish brown colour. The oil is used in aromatherapy for grounding or assisting in meditation.

Key Chemical Constituents of Buddha Wood Essential Oil
eremophilones 30-60%
2-hydroxyeremophilone 5-25%
2-hydroxy-2-dihyrdoeremophilone 8-30%
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