Oil Summary: Guaiacwood oil is derived from the Palo Santo tree (Bulnesia sarmientoi); despite its? name, it does not come from the Guaiacum tree. A semi-solid mass that melts to a full liquid form at around one hundred and thirteen degrees Fahrenheit. It becomes viscous at room temperature and can even be scooped out with a spoon in that form. Because of its semi-solid state, it is recommended to dilute it in a carrier oil, to make it easier to access and use; for example, in a diffuser. A base note in perfumery, it has a sweetly smoky and Earthy aroma with a slight floral undertone. Many aromatherapists consider Guaiacwood oil when looking for an anti-inflammatory and stress reliever. It is also widely used in perfumery, as a base note, and pairs well with Cistus. Surprisingly, it is one of the safer essential oils on the market, in terms of topical applications. Please, always dilute essential oils and apply a skin test before use. The guaiac botanically known as Bulnesia Sarmientoi is an evergreen tree that is native to Latin America. This tree grows up to 20 meters. It blooms blue flowers, which turn white as they age. Additionally, the tree’s bark is thick, and the wood is exceptionally fragrant. Traditionally, Guaiacwood oil was considered sacred wood and used as incense burned to deter evil spirits. It was also used to provide relief to other health-related conditions like chronic rheumatism, uterine infections, and respiratory infections. Beyond its reputation as a perfume base, Guaiacwood oil is also renowned for its therapeutic properties. Its calming and grounding effects make it ideal for meditation. Moreover, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics, it is a healthy addition to your essential oil cabinet. Our Guaiacwood oil is derived from Palo-Santo trees that are wild harvested, it does not get more natural than that.
Botanical Name: Bulnesia sarmientoi
Plant Origin: Paraguay
Processing Method: Steam Distillation ? Heartwood Resin
Odor and Color: Yellow to light brown with a strong aroma that is sweet, woody, and smokey with a floral undertone.
Blends well with: Cistus
Contraindication: Guaiacwood essential oil is discouraged for breastfeeding and pregnant women. Individuals taking any medication should consult with a physician before using guaiac essential oil. Guaiacwood oil can cause skin irritation in its pure form. So, it is advisable to dilute it with a suitable carrier oil like jojoba, almond, or coconut. A patch test is also recommended before applying the oil to larger areas of the body.