Ho wood essential oil, organic, wrinkles, purifying

Shiu wood (Hö wood) essential oil

Ho wood has astringent properties. It is ideal for mature skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and give radiance to the complexion. Properties similar to those of Rosewood.

Camphor tree, a large legendary and thousand-year-old tree

The camphor tree, also known as Shiu wood or Chinese Laurel, is a tree from the laurel family. Originally from Asia, this tree has spread to other continents, making it possible to offer different essential oils depending on the geographical origin and the part of the tree. Certain Asian camphor trees allow the production of essential oil from Ho wood, while camphor trees from Madagascar allow the extraction of Ravintsara, an equally renowned essential oil.

Manufacturing of Shiu wood (Hö wood) essential oil

Ho wood essential oil comes from the distillation obtained by steam distillation of the leaves and branches of Cinnamomum camphora, the camphor tree native to China with a linalool chemotype.

Properties of Shiu wood (Hö wood) essential oil

Very close to rosewood essential oil, of which it shares the same properties and the same composition, rich in linalool. It is therefore ideal for taking care of your skin and your health.

The essential oil of the ho leaf is recognized for its virtues:

  • Regenerating and anti-aging: The essential oil of the ho leaf stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, and prevents skin sagging. It reduces wrinkles, fine lines and pigment spots, and restores radiance to the complexion.
  • Purifying and cleansing: The essential oil of the ho leaf eliminates bacteria, viruses and fungi responsible for skin infections, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis or mycoses. It rebalances sebum production and tightens pores.
  • Soothing and healing: The essential oil of the ho leaf relieves irritation, redness, itching and inflammation of the skin. It promotes the healing of wounds, burns and insect bites.
  • Toning and stimulating: The essential oil of the ho leaf strengthens the immune system and helps fight colds, flu, bronchitis or sinusitis. It combats physical and mental fatigue, and improves mood.

Ho leaf essential oil can be used in different ways, depending on your needs and desires. You can incorporate it into your cosmetic treatments, such as a cream, serum, mask or scrub. You can also apply it pure or diluted in a vegetable oil, massaging on the face, body or scalp. You can also diffuse it into the ambient air, or inhale it on a tissue or a pebble.

Ho leaf essential oil is a gentle and well-tolerated essential oil, which is suitable for all skin types and all ages. It does not present a risk of photosensitization or toxicity. However, it is not recommended for pregnant women under 3 months, babies under 3 years old, and people allergic to linalool. It is recommended to do an allergy test before using it, and to respect the recommended doses.

Shiu wood (hö wood) essential oil INCI name and functions

Cinnamomum camphora linalooliferum wood oil

    • Perfuming - Used for perfume and aromatic raw materials
    • Masking - Reduces or inhibits the odor or basic taste of the product

SOWÉ Botanic Lab's quality commitments

The organic Shiu wood (Hö wood) essential oil we use is certified COSMOS by Ecocert

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