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Buddha Wood Essential Oil

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Immerse yourself in the transformative power of Edens Garden's Buddha Wood essential oil. Known for its ability to inspire mindfulness and lasting peace, this aromatic gem is a ticket to tranquility, helping ground you amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Its woodsy, mossy, and subtly smoky aroma adds a touch of exotic and romantic undertones to any setting, perfect for those seeking a calming retreat.

Buddha Wood essential oil comes from the timber shavings of a small evergreen tree native to the drylands of Southern Australia. Extracted through a meticulous steam distillation process that lasts nearly 48 hours, this oil boasts a deep coppery-red brown color, reflecting its rich, grounding properties. It combines beautifully with Muhuhu and other wood-derived essential oils, making it a versatile addition to your essential oil collection.

Incorporating Buddha Wood essential oil into your daily routine is as straightforward as it is beneficial. Diffuse it during meditation or yoga sessions to enhance mindfulness and diminish stress, or add it to your personal care products to enjoy its soothing effects on skin. It's also a popular ingredient in men's cologne and androgynous mixtures, thanks to its masculine bouquet. With Edens Garden's Buddha Wood essential oil, you're not just investing in an essential oil; you're embracing a lifestyle of peace, mindfulness, and wellness. Experience the grounding power of Buddha Wood today.


Botanical Name: Eremophila mitchellii

Chemotype / Variety: Wild

Origin: Australia

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Wood

Note: Base

Family: Myoporaceae

Synonym: Desert Rosewood

Blends Well With: Vetiver, and other resins

Aroma: Woody, balsamic, and slightly smokey

Consistency: Thick

Color: Deep Amber

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 3-5 Years

Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Buddha Wood smell like?
  • Known by its Latin name, Eremophila mitchellii, Buddha wood adds that grounding earthy tone to a blend and as a base note, helps to ground the energy in a room and envelope you in its calming protection. It is at once woody, sweet, smoky and earthen with a twist of spice and is often used in blends for meditation. In perfume industry, it is used as a fixative to extend the life of perfumes and colognes.
What is Buddha Wood essential oil?
  • Buddha Wood is a thick viscous, base note essential oil that is steam distilled from the wood of the Australian shrub that may grow into a small sized tree. It is also known as “false Sandalwood” and “Desert Rosewood”. In blends for diffusing, it will clear ones mind of negativity making it an ideal blend for meditation and mindfulness. It has antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties, acts as an immune stimulant and can soothe stiff muscles. The indigenous of Australia traditionally used Buddha Wood for body care to calm inflamed skin, treating wounds and sores.
Can I use Buddha Wood essential oil for bed bugs?
  • There is not a lot of research documentation that have examined Buddha Wood against bed bugs and other insects. This does not mean that this essential oil is not effective against them but that extensive research is needed to understand the efficacy of essential oils against bed bugs. However, being that this essential oil is generally safe to use for family members aged 2+, spraying this oil around the base of a bed frame and in cracks and crevices will not cause any ill effects.
What does Buddha Wood essential oil mix well with?
  • Wood oils generally go well with many of the other plant part oils including sister wood oils such as Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Peru Balsam. Try Buddha Wood with citrus oils such as Bergamot, Sweet Orange and Lemon to add a hint of freshness and florals such as Lavender, Ylang Ylang and Rose to ease the heart and mind. For added warmth, mix in some spicy oils such as Clove and Cardamom.
How to use Buddha Wood essential oil for meditation?
  • For meditation, Buddha Wood is an excellent oil to use on its own or blended with other oils. Try diffusing this oil in a home diffuser by placing 6 drops per 100 ml of water. Turn on the diffuser intermittently for an hour at a time. Taking breaks from the aroma will help to keep your brain from disregarding it. If you prefer to blend it with other oils, try it with other base note oils, especially if you dont feel grounded such as Palo Santo, Patchouli or Frankincense. For a hint of sweetness in a blend, try using bergamot to reduce anxiety and stress and Rose or Lavender to open the heart.
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Buddha Wood batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Eremophila mitchellii. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

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/

BATH 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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