Red Hinoki is a treasured Cypress tree that grows high in the rainforest in Taiwan. This variety of cypress grows to be thousands of years old. The trees aren't cut by man, the limbs are naturally harvested by annual monsoon rains and floods washing them down the mountain.
Red Hinoki, also known as Benihi, is one of our essential oils most rich in sesquiterpenes. The high sesquiterpenes lend the Red Hinoki a rich heady aroma that lasts all day and supports calmness, good breathing and overall health. Inhaling the Hinoki oil is also reputed to boost confidence and endurance.
The deep, pleasing woody aroma of Red Hinoki and incredible tenacity make it a wonderful fixative for cologne or perfume. It will also make a fantastic ingredient in soap and candles, incense and natural cosmetics.
- Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis formosensis
- Aroma: Woody, rich
- Country of Origin: Tawain
- Plant Parts: Wood
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
- Blends Well With: Cedarwood, Cypress, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Lavender