Ollie Queensland Buddhawood Oil
Buddhawood Essential Oil is a rare, cherished oil that is steam distilled from a small tree native to Australia.
Buddha Wood has a deep, woody aroma. It is widely used in meditative practices and to bring focus and clarity.
Due to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, it is good for relieving pain from sore muscles. This essential oil is also helpful for those suffering from rheumatism or arthritis since it helps to ease pain and inflammation in the joints.
More often shrub-like than tree, Eremophila Mitchellii or “bastard sandalwood” is evergreen and can grow up to 30 feet tall, though it’s most often found at about 10 feet. The word “Eremophila” comes from the Greek eremos, which means “desert,” and from phileo, which means love, and indeed, these plants do seem to love a desert climate.
It is steam distilled from the heartwood and bark, with a scent that has been called rich, rugged, calming, woody, smoky, resinous, and complex. It’s said to have a “lighter side,” which works well in perfumes without overpowering other notes.
The most common use for Buddha wood essential oil is as an aid in meditation. This oil helps free your body and mind from any physical ailments. It is also used in sacred ceremonies to purify the surroundings and remove negative energy. With its ability to calm the mind and clear it of negativity, it also help to improve sleep quality and reduce stress.
How to use:
- To encourage peace and relaxation or to support meditation
- Diffuse Buddhawood Oil for 30 minutes
- Inhale 15-30 minute before bed to promote restful sleep Add to massage oils to promote calmness and relaxation
Where is it sourced?
Buddhawood is a shrub/small tree native to Australia and is known commonly as false sandalwood or desert rosewood. it grows as a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree up to 30ft in height. The leaves are linear to linear-lancelote. It has white (occasionally pale pinkish-mauve) flowers.
There are recordings of indigenous people using this plant for its antibacterial qualities and to treat cuts and sores. In the recent past, this tree was wild-harvested as a substitute for Sandalwood, however, there is a fair difference between the aromas of Buddha wood & Sandalwood. The tree was also harvested and used for fence posts. Around 1925, an Australian chemist and Australian essential oil pioneer first tested the oil and noted its unique properties and recommended it as a perfume fixative.
Always dilute before applying topically as it may be an irritant. Conduct a patch test to check for skin sensitivity.