What Stillpoint "Nose"
Hinoki Essential Oil is new to us. It is a wonderful alternative to using Cypress essential oil (Cuppressae sempriverens). The aroma is a bit softer.
Traditional Use of Hinoki Cypress
It is a slow-growing tree which grows to 35 m tall with a trunk up to 1 m in diameter. The bark is dark red-brown. The leaves are scale-like, 2–4 mm long, blunt tipped (obtuse), green above, and green below with a white stomatal band at the base of each scale-leaf. The cones are globose, 8–12 mm diameter, with 8–12 scales arranged in opposite pairs.
Energetics and Chakras1st Chakra - survival and support, 4th Chakra - unconditional love, 6th Chakra - perspective, Clarity, Protective, Purifying
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities of Hinoki Cypress
Hinoki Essential Oil is a wonderful oil for both physical protection (against insects) as well a spiritual protector. It is a great oil to use for meditation and connecting to your higher self. It is calming and a bit of an antidepressant. It also assists one in standing firm in their decisions as well as helping to clear (or decongest ) the mind. It is also effective to clear a room of negative energy. According to Valerie Worwood, diffusing Hinoke can changes the ionic balance to a more positive (ion) one.
Therapeutic Benefits of Hinoki CypressAnti-anxiety, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-septic, Anti-viral, Calming, Decongestant, Expectorant, Insect repellent, Strengthening
Aroma-Chemistry of Hinoki Cypress
Hinoki essential oil consists of mostly monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes and sesquitperpenols.. Alpha-pinene is the predominant monoterpene found in Hinoki. Alpha-pinene is known to be anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, had broad-spectrum antibiotic properties and can also decrease oil production in overly oily skin.
Safety Information for Hinoki Cypress
No known safety precautions for Hinoki Essential Oils