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.
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.
How To Use
Use in an oil burner or vaporiser for meditation, a mild aphrodisiac and blend with other oils.
2 to 4 drops in a diffuser, oil burner or vaporiser.
Other woody and floral scents, including Emerald Cypress, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle and Sandalwood.
Analgesic, Anti-anxiety, Anti-depressant, Anti-inflammatory, Calming, Cooling, Immune support, Sedative.
The main components of Buddha Wood essential oil are three closely related sesquiterpene ketones – eremophilone; 2-hydroxyeremophilone; 2-hydroxy-2-dihydro eremophilone – none of which have ever before been discovered in nature.
Chemically related to Agarwood. Sesquiterpene ketones are known to be analgesic and are useful for relief of sore muscles or joints.
Buddha Wood is about 14% Sesquiterpene and about 11% Sesquiterpene.
Energetics, Emotions and Chakras
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 realise 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.
1st Chakra – survival and support.
3rd Chakra – personal power.
7th Chakra – higher information, expansive, grounding, meditative, protective.
Safety and Precautions
Keep out of reach of children, store away from sunlight and below 30°.
Please also see general Australian Essential Oils SAFETY FIRST BLOG for detailed information
Precautions: No known specific safety concerns associated with this oil.
This is a very balanced and safe oil. Very mild and safe on most skin types.
Gentle for children and the elderly.
Disclaimer: This information is provided purely for informational purposes only, and does not in any way purport to be medical or prescriptive suggestions. Any reference to medicinal or health benefits is not meant to treat or diagnose any problem and is not meant to replace professional medical advice and should not take the place of any prescribed medication that has been prescribed by a physician.
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