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Muhuhu Essential Oil

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Imagine the grounding essence of a carpentry workshop or the warmth of a forest at sunrise, embodied in a single, enchanting aroma. Edens Garden's Muhuhu essential oil, affectionately known as African Sandalwood, embodies this experience with its rich woody smokiness that subtly whispers tales of the great outdoors and artisanal mastery. Remarkably improving with age, this oil is a statement of timeless wellness—a rare find for those seeking serenity and stress relief through nature’s apothecary.

Crafted from the finest hardwood offcuts of Kenyan, Tanzanian, and African Coastal Muhuhu trees, our steam-distilled essential oil is not only a luxurious indulgence but also a nod to sustainable practices. As stunning flooring transforms homes with natural beauty, so does Muhuhu essential oil with its aroma profile, infusing living spaces with an air of tranquility. This scent is not just a fleeting pleasure; it captivates the senses, serving as a daily reminder of the healing power of Earth's untouched landscapes.

Integrating Muhuhu into your routine is an effortless endeavor. Transform your bath into a serene escape by mixing Muhuhu with Lavender and Cedarwood oils, enveloping yourself in a cocoon of calmness. Elevate your shampoo with a hint of Muhuhu and Tea Tree to invigorate your scalp with each cleanse. Or why not create a personalized sugar scrub with Muhuhu, Frankincense, and Vetiver, leaving your skin rejuvenated and carrying the subtle imprint of nature's perfume? For deep nourishment, whisk Muhuhu into a homemade body butter with cocoa butter, Jojoba oil, and a blend of citrus and spice for comfort in every application. With Edens Garden, let your self-care be as simple and authentic as the nature that inspires our collection.


Botanical Name: Brachylaena hutchinsii

Origin: Kenya

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Wood

Note: Base

Family: Asteraceae

Synonym: African Sandalwood

Blends Well With: Frankincense, and other resins

Aroma: Woody, earthy, and musky

Consistency: Thick

Color: Yellow

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: 4-8 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 is Muhuhu essential oil?
  • Muhuhu essential oil, known by its latin binomial Brachylaena hutchinsii, is also known as Aftrican Sandalwood. It has an enticing smoky aromatic that can remind you of camping outdoors and similar to a combination of Cedarwood and Vetiver. You won't find its aromatics in many essential oils at all and the most incredible aspect is that like Patchouli, it only gets better with age.
What is Muhuhu essential oil good for?
  • As a base note and wood essential oil, it has many of the same abilities as other wood oils, offering balance, tranquility, grounding and sedative actions. Its calming nuances are great for those dealing with stress and it can help to uplift the mood of those who fight depression. Try it in meditation blends with other grounding wood oils. It is also a potent anti-inflammatory essential oil and tonic with emollient properties and beneficial for skin issues and muscle tightness.
How do you pronounce Muhuhu?
  • There are some words that are difficult to pronounce when you read them out loud. Muhuhu is not one of them. Its phonetic spelling is moo-hoo-hoo and to help you remember, a bad dad joke is this: What sound does a cow make when its spilled its milk? Muhuhu!
Where does Muhuhu essential oil come from?
  • The essential oil is made from the durable tropical hardwood of the Muhuhu tree that is cultivated in Kenya, Africa. It has a number of alternate names such as African Sandalwood, Silver Oak, Muhugwe and Kipugupugo. It grows also in Tanzania and Uganda along the eastern African coast and can range as far west as Angola on the African continent.
Is Muhuhu essential oil a type of Sandalwood?
  • The only relation to Sandalwood that Muhuhu essential oil can attach itself is the fact that it has an alternate name of African Sandalwood. The Muhuhu tree is a hardwood, just as Sandalwood trees are. The Genus of Sandalwood is Santalum and Muhuhu is in the family brachylaena. Regardless, they are both wood oils, grounding, centering and balancing. If you desire a smoky and sultry aromatic in a blend you are making Muhuhu would be an incredible choice.
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Muhuhu batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Brachyleana hutchinsii. 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.

RELAXING BATH: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Muhuhu, 10 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas); fill with Jojoba oil. Shake well to blend and add 1-2 teaspoons to a full tub. Relax and enjoy. SHAMPOO: Add to 1 tablespoon of your shampoo: 1 drop of Muhuhu and 2 drops of Tea Tree. Massage well into the scalp; rinse well before using conditioner.

SUGAR SCRUB: To exfoliate the skin and smooth the appearance, mix together: 10 drops of Muhuhu, 10 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas), 12 drops of Frankincense and 2 drops of Vetiver. Add ½ cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup Jojoba and 1/4 cup of Sesame oils. Stir to mix well. Use as a last step in the shower, on wet skin. Gently massage 1 tablespoon at a time over the entire body. Rinse and blot skin dry to seal in moisture; revel in the aroma left on your skin.

BODY BUTTER: Melt one ounce each cocoa butter and Jojoba oil over low heat. Add: 10 drops of Muhuhu, 2 drops of Orange, 5 drops of Lavender, 3 drops of Cardamom and 10 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin. Blend together; as it cools it will thicken. Apply to dry skin or cracked feet.

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