hinoki oil japanese cypress
binomial name: chamaecyparis obtusa
evoking the cypress forests of japan, hinoki is the “emperor of woods” and prized for its resilience to water and the elements, as well as its unique aromatic qualities. used to build temples and baths, the oil is an essential part of japanese bathing culture and leaves a fine, lingering aroma.
benefit: known for its ability to naturally ward off bacteria and fungus, it is often used in scalp and foot massages. while gentle on the skin, it effectively treats minor cuts and abrasions and acts as an overall decongestant on the body, helping to relieve tension and stress. its relaxing and woody scent penetrates the senses in many fine perfumes and body products.
The following products contain hinoki oil japanese cypress: