Balsamic, with pronounced sweet and woody notes, this oil is distilled from the "African Sandalwood” tree. High in sesquiterpenes and rich in therapeutic applications, it is a deliciously aromatic and economical sandalwood oil, derived from a sustainable plantation project in eastern Africa.
Bottle Size: 1/2 oz (15 ml)
One of perfumery's most revered substances for thousands of years, sandalwood oil is prized for its calming and satisfying fragrance. Therapeutically, sandalwood is emollient, tonic, sedative, and useful in chronic and inflammatory disorders. In the respiratory tract, sandalwood oil is used in vapor therapy for treating chronic bronchial infections and coughs. It is the classic choice for dry, dehydrated skin, though it is also mildly astringent and therefore can be used in cases of acne or oily skin. This cooling oil has also been used topically to reduce skin inflammation and infection. It can be employed synergistically with lavender and helichrysum for burns.
One of the quintessential ritual, ceremonial, and meditation oils, sandalwood's relaxant and sedating properties are used to alleviate stress, anxiety, fear and depression, while promoting an overall tranquil state. Among its other uses are as a sexual tonic and an aphrodisiac.
How To Use Muhuhu Oil:
Muhuhu can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser.
Apply one drop to third eye prior to meditation to support a serene state.
Add to facial moisturizer, or apply neat for a tonic to imbalanced skin.
Massage several drops into temples and back of neck to alleviate tension headache.
Apply a warm compress over dry, inflamed skin to cool and hydrate.
Diffuse muhuhu to promote deep restful sleep and curb insomnia.
Muhuhu Oil Recipes:
Breast Health blend: 2 drops muhuhu, 4 drops Eastern hemlock, 4 drops frankincense, 4 drops myrtle in 30 ml carrier oil, massaged gently into breast tissue twice daily for two weeks (then rest for one week)
Muhuhu oil is native to Tanzania and Kenya along the East African coast and into mountain regions. The hardwood is used for flooring, and the scrap is steam distilled to produce the essential oil.
In the early 1800’s, muhuhu wood was Kenya’s main fuel source. It was also exported to India as a sandalwood substitute for use in cremations.
Like other wood, muhuhu improves with age, and adds smoothness to blends.
Safety Considerations for Muhuhu Oil:
Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant. Do not take muhuhu essential oil internally.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Muhuhu Oil:
Perfumery Note: Base to middle
Odor: Woody, balsamic, smoky, sweet, floral, vetiver-like
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: citrus oils including mandarin, orange, and bergamot; florals like geranium, rose, jasmine, lavender, and ylang ylang; also wood oils such as sandalwood, rosewood, cedarwood, frankincense, and vetiver
Botanical Name: Brachyleana hutchinsii
Composition: 100% Pure Muhuhu oil
Origin: South Africa
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Cultivation/Harvesting: Wild harvest
Plant Part: Wood
Color: Amber to yellowish-brown
Bottle Size: 15 ml (1/2 oz.)
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