Botanical Name: Ocotea quixos
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves/Flowers
Blends Well With: Patchouli, Vetiver, Lavender, Magnolia, Key Lime, Sweet Orange and Ho Wood
Aroma: Spicy, sweet and cinnamon-like. Reminiscent of holiday baked goods
Color: Clear-Pale Yellow
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.
Shelf Life: 2-3 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.
- Edens Garden offers the highest quality Ocotea essential oil available. It has been GC/MS tested and analyzed by third-party essential oil chemists, industry experts and our in-house team of aromatherapists for purity and quality. From there, it’s been further tested by way of refractive index, specific gravity and organoleptic examination so you can rest assured you’re getting the very best in every bottle. While some might hike up prices for quality oil, we’ve chosen to price our oils affordably by cutting out the middleman, selling solely online rather than brick-and-mortar stores and offering wholesale pricing to everyone across the board. In other words, we’re putting an end to the idea that essential oils must be expensive in order to be 100% pure and high quality.
- Ocotea essential oil boasts a complex sweet, floral, and spicy aroma thanks to the combined properties of the Ocotea tree’s leaves and flowers. Its aroma is also described as sweet, cinnamon-like and reminiscent of holiday baked goods. In perfumery, Ocotea blends well with Patchouli, Vetiver, Lavender, Magnolia, Key Lime, Sweet Orange and Ho Wood. For a fun and uplifting diffuser blend, combine 4 drops Sparkling Cinnamon blend, 4 drops Peru Balsam and 4 drops Ocotea. Due to its similarity to Cinnamon, it also makes a great substitute for this exotic oil.
- There are many ways to help maintain diabetes, such as eating a well-balanced diet, exercising and lowering stress. Studies have also shown that essential oils containing cinnamaldehyde has anti-diabetic potential. Ocotea has a low amount of cinnamaldehyde that is unlikely to be as effective as oils high in cinnamaldehyde, but it may be worth diffusing. For a diffuser blend that’s rich in cinnamaldehyde, add 5 drops Cinnamon Bark, 3 drops Ocotea and 2 drops Cassia to your essential oil diffuser. Diffuse intermittently for 30-60 minutes.
- There are several ways to effectively use Ocotea essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use. 3.) Create a spray by combining 20 drops Ocotea and 1 tablespoon 190-proof grain alcohol in a glass spray bottle. After a few hours, add 3 tablespoons of distilled water. Spray onto surfaces and in the air to refresh your space.
- Ocotea essential oil (Ocotea quixos) is beloved for its many therapeutic uses, as well as its warm, cinnamon-like aroma. Diluted with a carrier oil and applied topically, Ocotea helps manage pain relief, inflammation, skin irritation, redness and wounds. To dilute it, combine 12 drops Ocotea in 1 oz Fractionated Coconut oil for a 2% dilution. Diffused in an essential oil diffuser, it can uplift, deodorize and alleviate stress. To diffuse it, add 10 drops Ocotea per 100 ml of water.
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.
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