Ho Wood Essential Oil Benefits

Ho Wood Essential Oil has recently become popular because of its similar properties to Rosewood Essential Oil. Since the Rosewood tree is an endangered species, Ho Wood has replaced Rosewood in essential oil recipes.

Essential oil users love Ho Wood for its ability to assist meditation. Other benefits include calming, soothing discomfort, supporting the immune system, and more!

Ho Wood Essential Oil Benefits, Uses, & Recipes

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Take a look at some Ho Wood Essential Oil benefits, uses, and recipes below, and think about how you can use this oil to support your wellness.


One of the most popular uses for Ho Wood Essential Oil is its ability to promote a calming atmosphere. It has a refreshing aroma and contains one of the highest amounts of linalool in any essential oil. Diffuse it in your room before you head to bed to create a sleepy atmosphere perfect for rest. 


Ho Wood Essential Oil is also helpful in soothing minor discomforts. It has a natural cooling effect on the skin, which may help ease minor muscle aches, especially after an exercise. If you want to support your muscles, making a massage oil using a diluted Ho Wood Essential Oil should do the trick!

Maintains Skin

Natural constituents in Ho Wood Essential Oil like linalool and nerolidol may help support skin health and appearance. According to a study1, nerolidol has anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties that benefit the skin. Natural constituents in Ho Wood Essential Oil like linalool and nerolidol may help support skin health and appearance. According to a study, nerolidol has anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties that benefit the skin. Comparing Ho Wood to other essential oils, we love its milder properties, making it an ideal choice for DIY skin and personal care products.

Assists Meditation

Ho Wood Essential Oil is popular with people who meditate because it helps create a calm and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for supporting awareness. Even if you are not into meditation, Ho Wood Essential Oil may be helpful after a long day of work, especially when trying to unwind! 

What Ho Wood Essential Oil Blends Well With

The plant’s twigs and wood are steam distilled, producing a clear oil with a woody, floral, and slightly camphorous aroma. Ho Wood Essential Oil is a middle note that blends well with other essential oils such as Bergamot, Basil, Cedarwood, Chamomile (German), Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Sandalwood, and Ylang-Ylang.

Simply Earth Blends That Use This Oil

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Did you know that Simply Earth creates handcrafted essential oil blends? These blends are made of pure essential oils designed for specific benefits. Here are the blends that contain Ho Wood Essential Oil!

Head Soothing Blend

Head Soothing Essential Oil Blend uses Ho Wood, Frankincense, and Lavender Essential Oils and is intended for soothing minor head discomforts. 

Sleepy Blend

Simply Earth’s Sleepy Essential Oil Blend uses Bergamot, Grapefruit, Ho Wood, and Lavender Essential Oils, guaranteed to give you a natural nudge towards sleep.

Good Vibes Blend

Good Vibes Essential Oil Blend‘s main use is to support women’s hormonal health and general wellness. It is infused with Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, and Ho Wood Essential Oils 

Homebody Blend

Homebody Essential Oil Blend is safe for use by everyone in the family. Oils in this blend are safe for children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as pets.

Lava Blend

Lava Essential Oil Blend is made with Grapefruit (Pink), Blood Orange, Ho Wood, and Sandalwood Essential Oils. It has an uplifting and energizing aroma that can help promote a positive attitude.

Autumn Air Blend

Autumn Air Essential Oil Blend is the perfect aroma for Fall. This combo of oils ties the aroma together, making this oil a great option for DIY skincare recipes.

How This Oil Works

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Essential oils work by using the same chemicals the plant makes for itself. These chemicals are produced to attract pollinators, protect themselves from predators, fight disease, and more. 

By looking at these chemicals, we can see and predict how Ho Wood Essential Oil will work. 

Ho Wood Essential Oil is mostly made up of linalool


Linalool is known to have a wide array of therapeutic properties including airborne antimicrobial, analgesic, anti-anxiety, antibacterial, anticonvulsant, antifungal (candida), anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antitumoral, antiviral, cognition enhancement, hypotensive, immunostimulant, and sedative properties.

With this list of uses, we can use and study Ho Wood Essential Oil’s benefits.

Here’s How Earthies Are Using Ho Wood Essential Oil

Earthies are people just like you, who love Simply Earth. Here are some of the reviews Earthies are giving on Ho Wood Essential Oil.

What I Love About This Oil

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Hi, Katie here! I’m an aromatherapist for Simply Earth. I plan our subscription recipe boxes and write blog posts and other content for Simply Earth. My favorite way to use Ho Wood Essential Oil is in a diffuser blend. I’m crazy about our Meditation Blend recipe. I don’t meditate, but I love using this blend to help me focus. 

Things to Remember When Using Ho Wood Essential Oil

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

This oil is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use. 

This essential oil is safe to use with kids age 2+.

This essential oil is generally safe to diffuse and use topically on cats. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.

This essential oil is generally safe to diffuse and use topically on dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

What’s Your Favorite Ho Wood Benefit?

What are your favorite ways to use Ho Wood Essential Oil? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!

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Chan W-K, Tan LT-H, Chan K-G, Lee L-H, Goh B-H. Nerolidol: A Sesquiterpene Alcohol with Multi-Faceted Pharmacological and Biological Activities. Molecules. 2016 Apr