Analgesic, anti inflammatory. Used in sacred ceremonies to purify, great for meditation.
- Country of Origin: Australia
- Plant Parts: Heartwood, Wood
- Cultivation Method: Wild Harvested
- Note Classification: Base
- Method of Extraction: Steam or Hydro Distillation
- Botanical Family: Myoporaceae
- Chemical Family: Ketones, Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols
- Extraction Date: January 2014
- Approx. Shelf Life: 5-7 years
- Batch: budwd2014
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 of Buddha Wood
There have been phytochemical investigations of different Eremophila species as a cardiotonic, potent anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-viral agent.
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.
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 and Chakras1st Chakra - survival and support, 3rd Chakra - personal power, 7th Chakra - higher information, Expansive, Grounding, Meditative, Protective
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities of Buddha Wood
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.
Therapeutic Benefits of Buddha WoodAnalgesic, Anti-anxiety, Anti-depressant, Anti-inflammatory, Calming, Cooling, Immune support, Sedative
Aroma-Chemistry of Buddha Wood
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.
Safety Information for Buddha Wood
According to Tisserand & Young, no known safety issues are known.