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Scientific name: Fokienia hodginsii
Oil origin: Wood
Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma: Sweet, woody
Odor strength: Medium
Evaporation: Middle note
Siam wood essential oil is a beautiful and rare oil reminiscent of rosewood, sandalwood, and hints of cypress. It is a delightful aromatic addition to cosmetic applications, personal care formulations, soaps, perfumery, incense, and candles.
Siam Wood essential oil, also known as Pemou, Po Mu, Fujian Cypress, Coffin Wood, and Bois de Siam, is a precious wood oil from the evergreen conifer Fokienia hodginsii. This not well known, and not often used essential oil in Western aromatherapy, surely deserves consideration in natural perfume and healing blend creations. It has an extremely calming and pleasant aroma for use as a base note in natural perfume and is a less costly alternative to Sandalwood. Siam Wood essential oil is very grounding and a must have for healing blends. It melds beautifully with Frankincense for a wonderful meditation blend for regaining a new positive, or transitional, perspective.
Siam Wood is native to Asia and recognized as a single genus; the only one living species classified in the subfamily Cupressoideae within the family Cupressaceae. The aromatic quality of this precious wood peaks after a tree matures to a height of 80-100 feet. Exploitation as a durable fragrant wood resource for furniture and handicrafts in Vietnam caused indiscriminate harvesting. Thankfully sound ecological replanting practices were started hopefully saving the Fokienia h. tree from similar over-harvesting situations seen with Rosewood, Sandalwood and other precious woods. Interestingly, the trunk and roots abandoned by loggers as worthless for timber are where the highest concentration of Fokienol is located and from where this natural essential oil is distilled. The main contents of this essential oil consist of over 32% Fokienol and 30% trans-nerolidol.
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Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
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