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Why we can’t get enough of Hinoki essential oil

Feeling frazzled? Imagine you can kiss your troubles goodbye as you turn a corner into a Japanese Zen garden filled with bountiful bonsais and serene cypress trees. You can hear the drizzle of a gracefully flowing brook and feel the soft touch of Mother Nature’s mist on your cheeks as you inhale the calming, woodsy scent of the scene.

Transport your soul to this exquisite setting when you explore the uses of Hinoki essential oil. This light, foresty aroma, with a hint of citrus and spice, was derived from Hinoki cypress trees in southern Japan. Whether you need to refresh your soul or create a calm ambiance, bring Zen into your life by mastering the uses of Hinoki oil.

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We lost count of all the spaces and places that can benefit from a diffused dose of Hinoki. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Welcome guests to your foyer or living room with this clean, elegant scent.
  • Brighten any bedroom by diffusing this uplifting aroma in the morning as you open the windows and let in the light.
  • Create a calm meditation or yoga space with this light, foresty fragrance.
  • Spend time in your study reading a book or planning your week while surrounded by this inspiring scent.
  • Transform the bathroom into a steamy sauna by diffusing Hinoki while you take a hot bath.


Customize your abode with these simple at-home solutions starring Hinoki essential oil:

  • Add Hinoki to any hardwood floor cleaner, such as Thieves® Household Cleaner, to fill your home with the scent of cypress.
  • Condition your wooden cutting boards by smoothing the oil over the surfaces and allowing them to soak up the premium constituents.
  • Chase unwanted critters out of your garden. Mix 15 drops of Hinoki essential oil into 4 ounces of water and spritz onto your plants as a natural pesticide to repel unwanted guests.


Calm your complexion and unlock moisture and glow by implementing Hinoki oil into your daily self-care routines. Here are a few ideas to try:

  • Sprinkle drops of Hinoki into your daily lotions for a boost of plant-based power.
  • Add a few drops to your bath for a peaceful, calming aromatic experience after a long day. Afterwards, rub the oil into your skin to maximize absorption.
  • Combine a few drops with a carrier oil and use the mixture to massage tired muscles after a hard workout or a day on your feet.

Thieves Household Cleaner - Young Living Essential Oils


Hinoki can be a peaceful partner to other essential oils or blends you may already have in your collection. Create your own diffuser blend or massage mixture by combining Hinoki with one of these companions:

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