Ho Wood Essential Oil, Cinnamomum camphora var linalool, is steam distilled from the bark and wood (and sometimes the leaves are simultaneously distilled) of the same tree that brings us Ravintsara Essential Oil. Ravintsara Essential Oil is distilled from the leaves of Cinnamomum camphora and is sometimes known as Ho Leaf Oil.
Ho Wood is one of the most potent sources of naturally occurring linalol found in any steam distilled essential oil.
There are several oils distilled from Cinnamomum camphora, so it's very important that you doublecheck the chemotype when intending to explore Ho Wood Oil as described in this profile.
Emotionally, given its linalol content, Ho Wood Oil is a "peaceful" oil. It is calming and is a good choice when needing to relax or unwind.
Aromatically, Ho Wood Essential Oil is a beautifully fragrant wood oil that possesses some similarity to that of Rosewood oil. Due to the endangerment of the rosewood tree, Ho Wood may serve as a suitable aromatic substitute for Rosewood Essential Oil in some applications.
Cautions: DO NOT DRINK essential oils. Dilute before use; may cause skin irritation in some individuals, so a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. For best results Diffuse or use topically with a carrier oil.