Ho Leaf Ct Linalol - EO 10ML
Steam distilled from the wood and leaves, Ho Leaf has a clean, sweet, floral woody and delicate odour. It may help with respiratory maintenance and is useful for everyday stresses.
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How to Use
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.
|Latin Name||Cinnamomum camphora|
|Synonyms||Ho Leaf, Chinese Rosewood, Formosan Camphor, Ho-Sho Leaf|
|Extraction||Steam distillation of the wood and leaves|
|Origin||China, Japan, Taiwan|
|Plant characteristics||Tall tree growing up to ten metres in as many years. When grown in a plantation the trees are coppiced, and harvested twice yearly.|
|Oil characteristics||The oil possesses a clean, sweet, floral woody and delicate odor, and is clear to Light Yellow|
|Traditional use||The Ho-Sho [Ho = fragrant] tree was called formerly Shiu-Sho [Shiu = bad smelling], and the oil obtained from it was known as Shiu Oil. The characteristic of the Ho-Sho is that its chief component is linalool. At one time Ho-Sho was not produced at all, but when it was realised that linalool could be used as a valuable perfume ingredient, the exploitation and distillation of Ho-Sho trees were started in 1920. The rectified oil, obtained from crude Ho-Sho oil by fractional distillation, gained a worldwide reputation as an excellent source for the isolation of linalool.|
|Blends well with||Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Rosewood, Patchouli, Vetiver, Rose, Bergamot, Orange, Mandarin & Neroli. Lavender and Geranium, Frankincense and Clary Sage, and the various wood oils.|
|Cautions and comments||No known toxicity.|
|Main chemical constituents||Alcohol. Linalool (up to 89%), cineole, g-terpinene, terpinolene,p-cymene,cis-linalool oxide|