Hinoki (Japanese Cypress)
Botanical Family: Cupressaceae (conifer: cypress)
Extraction Method/Origin: Steam distilled from leaves and bark—Japan
Chemical Constituents: Monoterpenes (up to 50%): sabinene (<15%), limonene (<7%), α-pinene (<7%), myrcene (<7%), terpinene-4-ol (<6%) γ-terpinene (<5%) β-pinene (<1%); Esters: α-terpinyl acetate (<15%), bornyl acetate (<12%); Alcohols: elemol (<7%).
Properties: Anti-infectious, antiseptic, antiviral, disinfectant, and insecticidal.
Common Primary Uses: Bathroom/kitchen cleaning, calming, colds, cuts/scrapes, rashes.
Historical Uses: Hinoki wood has long been used in Japan for building royal palaces and sacred baths because of its beautiful look, wonderful smell, and its natural properties that allow it to resist insects, bacteria, and fungi—allowing the wood to last for hundreds of years.
Other Possible Uses: Hinoki may be beneficial for respiratory conditions such as colds, coughs, and bronchitis. It is also often used as an antiseptic to help clean and aid in tissue healing for abrasions, cuts, scrapes, and rashes. It may also be an effective insect repellent.
Body System(s) Affected: Emotional Balance, Immune and Respiratory Systems, Skin.
Aromatic Influence: Hinoki oil is believed to impart a calming influence, helping to alleviate stress and anxiety. It also uplifts the mind and increases spiritual awareness.
Application: Diffuse into the air. Apply to Vita Flex Points and/or directly on area of concern.
Oral Use As Dietary Suppliment: None.
Safety Data: Avoid during pregnancy. Keep out of reach of children.
Blend Classification: Enhancer.
Blends With: Sacred frankincense, ravensara.
Odor: Type: Top Note (5–20% of the blend); Scent: Clean, woody, citrusy, spicy.