Whether or not you are a practitioner of meditation, Buddha Wood essential oil can be transformative in its ability to increase mindfulness and lasting peace. We all have a lot on our minds with everyday to-dos. Allow Buddha Wood to inspire grounding and help you stay in the present moment.
Yoga instructors often use Buddha Wood at the beginning or end of a class to diminish stress. Its woody and slightly smoky aroma lends itself to perfume blends with deep, exotic and romantic undertones.
Extracted through steam distillation, Buddha Wood is derived from the wood of a small tree found in the drylands of Southern Australia. The bountiful trees are wild harvested.
The timber shavings from this small evergreen tree are distilled for nearly 48 hours which produces an oil that blends well with Muhuhu and other wood-derived essential oils. The essential oil is a deep coppery-red brown color. The aroma of Buddha Wood essential oil is subtle and incredibly balanced: woodsy, mossy and light leathery-smoky notes. Some high-end fragrance companies use Buddha Wood in men’s cologne, for its masculine bouquet. It is equally utilized in androgynous blends.
Botanical Name: Eremophila mitchellii
Chemotype / Variety: Wild
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Wood
Synonym: Desert Rosewood
Blends Well With: Vetiver, and other resins
Aroma: Woody, balsamic, and slightly smokey
Color: Deep Amber
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 3-5 Years
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CALM: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Buddha Wood, 5 drops of Vetiver and 5 drops of Blood Orange. Or add Buddha Wood to your Thera Lux Nebulizing Diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime to encourage relaxation.
LINEN SPRAY: Add to a 4 ounce spray bottle: 5 drops of Buddha Wood, 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas), 5 drops of Blood Orange and 5 drops of Sandalwood, along with 2 ounces of Lavender hydrosol and 2 ounces of Ylang Ylang hydrosol. Shake well before misting over sheets and bedding for a restful night’s sleep. Shelf life: 1 week/
BALTH SALTS: Combine: 2 drops of Buddha Wood, 1 drop of Peppermint, 1 drop of Black Pepper and 2 drops of Frankincense with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to a full bath for a relaxing soak that supports recovery of strained muscles.
SKIN SUPPORT: To a 2 ounce squeeze bottle add: 5 drops of Buddha Wood, 10 drops of Tea Tree and 5 drops of Lavender, then fill with aloe vera gel. Shake well and apply on the affected area 2-3 times daily or as needed for relief of common irritation and other skin issues. (1.7% dilution)
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