Hinoki cypress is deeply related to Japanese history which has long been used as a building material for shrines and temples in order to protect it from the humid climate peculiar to Japan. The scent of cypress has a highly relaxing effect and is said to have the same effect as “Shinrinyoku”.
The Overview Of Hinoki Cypress
It is an evergreen conifer that lives in Japan and Taiwan and has a height of 30 meters.
In addition to its beautiful grain and easy processing, it has a humidity control function and an insect repellent effect, so it has been used as a building material for shrines and temples in high humidity Japan.
Horyuji Temple (法隆寺, Hōryūji) founded in 607 has also used Hinoki cypress as the main building material. Horyuji is one of the country’s oldest temples and is known for the oldest surviving wooden structures worldwide.
The scent produced by “Hinoki wood bath” has a high relaxing effect and has been getting attention internationally.
The Benefits Of Hinoki Cypress Essesntial Oil
|scientific name||Chamaecyparis odtusa|
|Plant Parts||Twigs/Branches / leave|
|Extraction method||Steam distillation|
|The scent description||Soft Woody. Soft sweet and spicy floral scent|
|Note Classification||Twigs/Branches: base |
leave: top, middle
|Main components||Twigs/Branches: α-Pinene, Cadinene,|
Leaf: Sabinene, α-pinene, limonene, β-milsen
|Caution||Avoid during pregnancy, Sensitive skin|
|Energetics and Chakras||3rd Chakra, 4th Chakra|
|Yin and yang||Yin|
The Benefits of Mental Health
The scent of cypress, which makes you feel like you are in the woods, soothes tension, stress, and frustration, calms your mind, and brings you relaxation. It heals tired nerves and restores energy. In addition, the sedative effect provides comfort and supports sleep.
Hinoki cypress grows straight and long. Its scent brings you the power to move forward without wandering toward your goals.
Recommended when you want to regain your values and motivation.
At the same time, it has a high relaxing effect and helps the moment-to-moment awareness practice in meditation.
Hinoki essential oil has the effect of rebalancing the autonomic nerves, so it can be expected to be effective in recovering the positive mind.
“Phytoncide” in Hinoki cypress, the scent of the forest, has a relaxing and refreshing effect just like when you walk in the woods.
Other Health Benefits
Hinoki essential oil has a blood circulation-promoting effect, so it is effective in improving poor circulation and swelling.
Using the oil for body massaging or adding it in the hot bath, you can expect relief from fatigue, tiredness, and poor circulation.
Mix essential oils with carrier oil and emulsifier. To enhance the effects of the bath oil and hot bath, set the water temperature to 38 ° C-40 ° C (100 F-104F), and soak the body slowly in the tub.
As it works on the skin, it also has astringent, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing effects, so it is also effective for scalp care and skincare for oily skin, and prevention and improvement of skin problems such as acne.
It also has antibacterial, bactericidal, antiviral, and immune-enhancing effects, so adding aroma to your room will help prevent infectious diseases such as flu.
- Relief pain
- Tonic effect
- Antibacterial action
- Bactericidal action
- Improve blood circulation
- Analgesic effect
- Irregular menstruation
- Relieve pms symptoms
- Improve digestive system
- Boost immunin system
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Skin tonic effect
- Anti-aging effect
- Wound healing effect
- Insect repellent
- Deodorant effect
The Effects Of Hot Bath
Additional Power Of Hinoki Cypress
It also has a deodorizing effect and an insect repellent effect.
Mix water and cypress oil in a cleaning spray bottle, it can be expected to prevent bugs and keep the air in the entire room clean.
Hinoki cypress scent especially goes well with wood-based and oriental scents.
|Herbs||Clary sage, |
Possible skin sensitivity. Do a skin patch test before applying the oil to your body.
If you are pregnant, nursing, consult your physician.
The Bottom Line
Since Hinoki scent has refreshing and relaxing effects, incorporating the essential oil to uplift your mood, heal your fatigue, and for meditation.
Hinoki essential oil can also be expected to improve poor circulation and is effective for massage. You can also easily enjoy the scent of cypress in the bath, warm your body, and relieve pain in your muscles and joints.
In daily use, let’s use antibacterial and antiviral effects in the oil as a countermeasure against infections such as viruses.
Besides, it can help for cleaning the house with insect repellent or deodorizing face masks if you make DIY aroma spray.