How to use doTERRA Hinoki essential oil

Derived from the wood of the Japanese hinoki tree, Hinoki essential oil offers a myriad of benefits and uses. When diffused, Hinoki’s fresh, woody, and balsamic aroma provides a relaxing environment. It soothes the skin and is frequently used in personal care products and in perfumes for its fresh and airy scent.

For centuries, the wood of the Hinoki tree has been used to build shrines and temples across Japan, and is still used today in the timber industry. While Hinoki is a prized resource, its wood has been over-populating areas of Japan for years. Seeing an environmental and economic need, doTERRA has partnered with groups in Japan to use the timber industry’s by-product of Hinoki wood to create this beautiful essential oil.

Through the Hinoki Co-Impact Sourcing effort, doTERRA not only contributes to Japan’s forest management programs, but also creates needed jobs across rural Japan—ensuring that this unique, premium oil continues to give back to the people of its native land.

doTERRA Hinoki Oil Primary Benefits

  • Fresh, relaxing aroma
  • Soothing to the skin
  • Provides a soothing massage

doTERRA Hinoki Oil Uses

  • Massage into the feet, back, and/or chest prior to bedtime for a calming aroma
  • Add two to three drops to bathwater for a relaxing aroma at the end of a long day
  • Rub two drops into the palms of your hands and inhale deeply for a comforting aroma
  • Add one drop to your moisturizer for a soothing effect in your skincare routine
  • Add four to five drops to your hardwood floor cleaner for a woody, fresh scent

Hinoki Oil Blends well with

  • Tangerine
  • Cedarwood
  • Helichrysum
  • Jasmine
  • Frankincense

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doTERRA Hinoki is a gentle oil when used on the skin, making it a good alternative for individuals who are sensitive to other evergreen trees. Its main chemical constituents are alpha-Pinene and delta-cadinene. The relaxing and soothing aromas make Hinoki ideal for skincare or massages.

In Japan, the oil is frequently used in baths to create a relaxing environment, and the tree itself has historical significance. Hinoki wood is incredibly durable, which makes it valued for construction. Well-built hinoki structures can last a thousand years or more. One example is the pagoda at Horyuji Temple in Nara, Japan. It was built around 600 AD and is still intact today.

Hinoki wood is so valued in Japan that, by law, the essential oil can only be extracted from trees that have fallen. Dwarf hinoki trees are often used by bonsai artists. doTERRA utilizes byproducts from the timber industry and culled trees, ensuring that no part of these prized trees goes to waste.


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