Incredible Buddha Wood

Some people say to us, “I’ve never heard of it, what is that like?’

Buddha Wood is another amazing gem from Australia, botanical name, Eremophila mitchellii has an unusual wood aroma, much like a sandalwood, whisky, malt, mild honey and slightly sweet. Buddha wood is a thick, viscous oil, reddish/ brown oil and commonly thought of as a ‘false sandalwood.’

Buddha wood makes an excellent fixative to perfumes, it is what you call a base or foundation note. The great thing about Buddha wood is that it blends well with citrus oils, other woods, and oils such as manuka, lemon myrtle, sandalwood and other myrtles like honey myrtle, pineapple myrtle and mango myrtle. It is a versatile oil and can be used for lots of products.

We use Buddha wood in our perfume with purpose, "Australiana" deodorant, Essential oil blends, Perfume and many other products.

So, why do we love Buddha wood? Apart from the name, Buddha wood has many active constituents that makes it beneficial for healing wounds and cuts, due to it’s anti-bacterial compounds, great for meditation and adds a depth to perfume. It has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Buddha wood is one of those oils that is generally non-sensitising, but as with all oils, must be diluted before using on your skin. Buddha wood contains key constituents including; Ketones, eremophilone and santalcamphor. It grows up to 10m tall and mostly found in drier inland areas in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

We will be offering Buddha wood very soon in our essential oil collection. If you love to dabble in some blending we recommend you try some and add it to your collection. If you want to make a blend for meditation and clarity, Buddha wood is a great oil to add. You could also use it for a pain rub as it does help with some forms of inflammation and if you ever cut yourself while cooking you could use this Buddha wood with other oils to assist with the quick healing avoiding infection.

We love Buddha wood and we can guarantee you’ll love it too.

If you would like to know more about our amazing ingredients, keep your eyes out for our ongoing ingredient focus features.

We would like to thank Greg at Essentially Australia, for permission to use a rare photo of Buddha Wood.

Until next time, take care and many blessings

The Malano Family xxx

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