Description:Ho Wood Essential Oil has recently been used as a replacement for Rosewood Essential Oil because of its similar chemical properties and applications. Previously used for sword and knife handles because it would not scratch the fine blades, Ho Wood became more popular in 1985 when a major explosion at a linalool-producing facility greatly decreased the available supply, which launched Ho Wood as a natural and sustainable replacement. Locally referred to as Shiu Oil, it is commonly broken for its aromatic constituents.
Colour:Pale yellow to yellow liquid.
Blends Well With:Bergamot, Lavender, Geranium, Sandalwood and Cedarwood.
Aromatic Scent:A middle note with a medium aroma, Ho Wood Essential Oil has a sweeter woody scent like rosewood's, with camphoraceous notes.
History:Ho Wood essential oil has expanded in recent years and it now an important source of natural linalool (which is still preferred over the synthetic form) for some fragrance applications in the perfume industry. Indeed, Ho Leaf and Ho Wood oil have largely displaced the use of rosewood as a source of natural linalool. It has also been used an effective insect repellent.
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