Essential oils Monographs

Ho Sho Essential Oil Monography

Mainly used in the perfume industry, Ho Sho or Chinese Rosewood has been enjoying increasing popularity as a substitute for Rosewood oil (endangered tree) and as an effective anti-depressant and a stimulant for people that need to calm, relax or unwind. It is cultivated mainly in Japan, but China and Taiwan produce it as well.



Botanical Name:  Cinnamomum camphora

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from the bark and leaves

Color:  Pale to dark yellow

Aroma: Warm, slightly woody

Yield: 1.1% – 1.3%

Blends well with: Basil, cajeput, chamomile, lavender, sandalwood, ylang-ylang

Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, antidepressant, sedative, aphrodisiac, relaxant, calming, soporific


To calm nerves, unwind and relax burn 2-5 drops every 5-6 hours.