This twigs and bark from this wood is steam distilled primarily in China. This is also known as Shiu wood oil.
Ho Wood essential oil is a natural and sustainable replacement for Rosewood essential oil because of its similar
chemical properties including a high percentage of linalool . The scent is remarkably similar and the benefits
are near identical. Although the latin name seems to indicate the common known spice being Cinnamon, yet it is
far from that. Having proper Latin nomenclature is important for identification purposes and should always be
readily available to be certain of what is in the bottle so to speak.
The use of Ho wood is known to be sedating; this easing of stress, assists with insomnia. Ho wood may be
considered an antidote to a depressive state of mind as it relaxes the nervous system. Other valuable traits are
the antispasmodic and anti-convulsantant qualities. This wood is a wonderful component in first aid formulations as
it is regarded as being analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti fungal.
Rose wood is well known for its use in skin care blends and so Ho Wood is a wonderful replacement for such
formulations. The essential oil is noted especially for anti-aging and mature skin care as it is a cytophylactic component
that helps generate new cell growth. It is gentle and effective for facial beautification and all over body anointment.