Botanical Name: Bulnesia Sarmientoi
Country of Origin: Paraguay
Extraction Method: Steam distillation of the wood
Scent Profile: Base note; the exotic guaiac wood is characterised by its warm, woody-sweet scent with rose undertones.
Perfumery Note: Base
The diuretic properties of guaiac wood helps the body get rid of excess water, allowing for a taut skin appearance while anti-oxidants keep body cells healthy and prevent skin damage. Its honeyed dark tobacco tones, often mimicked in sensualised perfumes, are known to help with destressing and work as an aphrodisiac. Its smokey, incense-like scent is also commonly used in meditation to cleanse the mind of negative energies.
|Relieves anxiety and tension||Reduces inflammation|
|Spiritual and grounding||Reduces fluid retention|
Tighten and Tone: Guaiac wood oil tightens loose, saggy skin by contracting blood vessels and skin tissue for a more youthful appearance while its diuretic properties facilitate the movement of excess fluid.
Prevents Cell Damage: Its anti-oxidant properties fights free radicals to prevent skin aging and keep skin looking youthful.
Alleviates Rheumatism: Its anti-inflammatory properties soothe muscles and joints to reduce aches caused by rheumatism.
Reduces Fluid Retention: Patients suffering from gout often retain excess fluids in the body; guaiac wood works as a diuretic to help excrete them.
– In a nebuliser
– In an oil burner
– In baths or inhalation
To note: Guaiac wood is a very thick oil that may look hardened in the bottle and may need a hot water both to liquefy the oil. The oil will remain in a liquid state thereafter.
Guaiac wood essential oil blends well with bergamot, neroli, sandalwood, elemi, cinnamon, ylang ylang, chamomile, vanilla, jasmine and rose.