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Buddha Wood Essential Oil

Eremophila mitchelli

Analgesic, anti inflammatory. Used in sacred ceremonies to purify, great for meditation.

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Essential Facts

Notes & Use

What Stillpoint "Nose"

Buddha Wood essential oil has a beautiful woodsy scent. It is very effective for meditation and for creating a layer of protection around the auric field.   It is also very relaxing and sedating. For the physical body, Buddha Wood is anti-bacterial, anti inflammatory, and a stimulant for the immune system. Buddha Wood is also helpful for sore muscles and joints.

Buddha Wood essential oil is also known as False or Bastard Sandalwood and Australian Desert Rosewood.

Traditional Use

There have been phytochemical investigations of different Eremophila species as a cardiotonic, potent anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-viral agent. 

Botany
Buddha wood is a shrub/small tree native to Australia, and is known commonly as false sandalwood or desert rosewood.  it grows as a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree up to 30ft in height. The leaves are linear to linear-lancelote. It has white (occasionally pale pinkish-mauve) flowers.

Traditional Folklore
There are recordings of indigenous people using this plant for its antibacterial qualities and to treat cuts and sores. In the recent past, this tree was wild harvested as a substitute for Sandalwood, however, there is a fair difference between the aromas of Buddha wood & Sandalwood. The tree was also harvested and used for fence posts. Around 1925, an Australian chemist and Australian essential oil pioneer first tested the oil and noted its unique properties and recommended it as a perfume fixative. 

Energetics

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities

Buddha wood is a great essential oil to help us to take our focus from our physical body and any of its ailments or complaints. This essential oil helps us to realize that we are so much more than what is contained in our skin. When we need help getting out of our own way, physically or intellectually, Buddha wood essential oil makes a great choice. 

Chemistry

Aroma-Chemistry

The main components od Buddha Wood essential oil are three closely related sesquiterpene ketones - eremophilone; 2-hydroxyeremophilone; 2-hydroxy-2-dihydroeremophilone - none of which have ever before been discovered in nature. Chemicially related to Agar Wood. Sesquiterpene ketones are known to be analgesic and are useful for relief of sore muscles or joints.

Buddha Wood is about 14% Sesquiterepenes and about 11% Sesquiterpenols.

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Safety Etc.

Safety Information

According to Tisserand & Young, no known safety issues are known. 

References

Tisserand & Young Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. Edinburg 2014 
Mojay, Gabriel. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT 1997
Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition.  Queensland, Aust. 2003

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