About Our Hinoki Essential Oil

Hinoki is the common name for a highly regarded conifer in Japan and Taiwan; historically it has been cultivated in Japan for use as a building material for shrines and palaces. The essential oil has the classic spectrum of activity one would expect from a core wood oil – it is uplifting, strengthens mental abilities and at the same time decongests the respiratory system. The essential oil offered by OSA is distilled in Taiwan and referred to as ‘Taiwan Hinoki’. Botanists argue whether the Taiwanese Chamaecyparis obtusa var. formosana is a variant of the Japanese Chamaecyparis obtusa or if it is a separate species.

Aromatic Notes

Fine woody, dry, light terpenic aroma with soft herbal/lemony overtones and an interesting warm, sweet, somewhat spicy undertone.

Direction For Use

Topical use: apply topically diluted in a carrier oil or undiluted.

Inhalation: diffuse or inhale.

Benefits of Hinoki essential oil: uplifting,  strengthens mental abilities, decongests the respiratory system.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product does not intend to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or on any medications, please consult with a qualified health professional before beginning any new herbal products.

Product details


We will offer essential oils which, to the best of our abilities to ascertain, are truly genuine and authentic. This means nothing has been added nor taken out.




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Parts Used


Botanical Name

Chamaecyparis obtusa