Ho Wood Oil

Cinnamomum camphora

Ho Wood is a large evergreen tree that grows up to 20–30 m. It is native to China south of the Yangtze River, Taiwan, southern Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, and has been introduced to many other countries.

Ho Wood oil is produced by steam distillation of the bark and wood or leaves and is beautifully fragrant wood oil with a sweet, slightly floral aroma. Ho Wood is one of the most potent sources of naturally occurring linalool found in any steam distilled essential oil. It is very similar to Rosewood but produced from a much more renewable source. Cinnamomum camphora has several different chemotypes as the result of climate, soil types, altitude and environment. They are Camphor chemotype Camphor oil, Linalool chemotype Ho Wood Oil and Cineol chemotype Ravintsara Oil.

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  • Special Properties
  • Common Uses

Special Properties

APPEARANCE             Colorless to pale yellow mobile Liquid
ODOUR                     Characteristic, linalolic
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C         0.856 to 0.865
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C       1.460 to 1.464
SOLUBILITY                             Insoluble In Water, Soluble In Ethyl Alcohol
FLASHPOINT (°C)                     >72 °



Linalool maximum inclusion level <98%

Common Uses

Perfumery, Skin Care creams, Lotions, Serums, Gels, Soaps, Massage Oils, Insect repellants.

Emotionally, given its linalool content, Ho Wood Oil is a "peaceful" oil. It is calming and is a good choice when needing to relax or unwind. Colds/Flu, Menstrual Cramps, Wounds, Cuts, Eczema, Acne, Stress, Anxiety. Moisturizes and renourishes the skin, anti- inflammatory.

Bergamot, Basil Linalool, Cedarwood Atlas, Chamomile German, Chamomile Roman, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Sandalwood Australian, and Ylang Ylang Complete.