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The Blessings of Buddha Wood Essential Oil

aroma Jun 27, 2022

In Australia, this earthly and deep woody aroma with a slight whiskey scent has been used by indigenous people for thousands of years. It has substituted Sandalwood in the past even though the aroma is quite different. The energy of this wood is similar and great for spiritual practices. 

 

What are the benefits of Buddha Wood?

The buddha wood is a small tree (Eremophila mitchellii) in the West of New South Wales and Queensland, that grows abundantly in natural conditions. The essential oil takes 7 days to distill through steam and is an amber colour that is quite viscous. There is little research about this essential oil so much of the below is based on traditional uses. 

 

  1. Meditation and sedative as the woody scent provide a relaxing and grounding aroma. At an energetic or spiritual level, it provides protection for the aura. Battaglia describes the qualities of this essential oil as ‘cedarwood, sandalwood and vetiver all in one! It can help to reduce stress and anxiety by sedating the mind. 
  2. Aphrodisiacs awaken passion and enthusiasm for the present moment, this is partially due to the sedative effect on the mind awakening the ability to connect to more sensual delights. 
  3. Perfume base since 1925 when a chemist discovered that the essential oil makes a good fixative for perfumes, especially as it blends well with floral scents and can make a beautiful grounded fragrance. 
  4. Anti-inflammatory according to indigenous Australians who harvested the wood to treat cuts and sores. Do not apply neat to your skin, but always add it to carrier oil. 
  5. Anti-microbial and bugs as indigenous Australians apparently burn the wood on fires which clears the air of microbes and repels bugs. There are specific chemical properties in the Buddha Wood oil that are seen in other aromas which have this beneficial effect. Opt to add a couple of drops with water as a spray in your space rather than burn wood! 
  6. Sore muscles and joints could be helpful for those with rheumatoid arthritis when rubbed into the tissues (see below). 

 

How to use Buddha Wood

Buddha wood is not for ingesting or to be placed neatly on the skin. If pregnant or breastfeeding, it is best to avoid essential oils. 

Buddha wood pairs well with Black Pepper, Ginger, Rosemary, Lavender, Rose and Ylang-Ylang. 

Deeply shifting massage 3 drops with 2 drops of Black Pepper and a tablespoon of base oil (grapeseed is the gentlest) for a deeply relaxing and releasing massage - make sure that someone else does it for you! 

Trustful Moment add 3 drops of Australian White Cypress and 1 drop of Rose to a diffuser filled with water, along with 5 drops of Buddha Wood and relax into your loving space. 

 

Find out your next essential oil aroma

Buddha wood is a firm favourite of Nid’s. Essentially Australia’s distillation provides grounding for many candle blends that are a part of sacred rituals. Complete the query form to get your intentional candle hand-made with Buddha Wood. 

 

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DISCLAIMER

This information is for general interest only and is not to be taken as advice: therapeutic, medical or otherwise. We do not make a claim of any therapeutic advice offered in the writing. Please seek professional advice for the appropriate use of essential oils for your situation. 

Research used for blog - none was available at the time of writing.  Information provided by suppliers of the essential oils that Nid works with. 

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