Siam Wood essential oil – From precious wood species to ingredients of high-end products.
Siam Wood Essential Oil has other names: Fokienia Hodginsii Oil, Fokienia Hodginsii Wood Oil
1. Overview of Vietnamese Fokienia hodginsii
1.1 Vietnamese Fokienia hodginsii (Pemou Tree)
Pemou Tree (scientific name: Fokienia Hodginsii) is a genus in the Cupressaceae family. The tree is intermediate between the two genera Chamaecyparis and Calocedrus, but genetically Fokienia is closer to the first genus. This genus has only one living species, Fokienia hodginsii in documents in foreign languages such as Fujian cypress in English (roughly translated as Fujian cypress), and One species that only exists in fossil form is Fokienia ravenscragensis.
Fokienia hodginsii is native to Southeast China (Zhejiang, Guizhou, Yunnan and Fujian provinces) to Northern Vietnam (Bac Giang, Ha Giang, Ha Tinh, Hoa Binh, Son La, Nghe An provinces). An, Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Thanh Hoa, Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai, Phu Tho), western Central Vietnam (Dak Lak, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Lam Dong provinces), and extending west to Northern Laos. The scientific name of this plant is derived from the old Latinized name of Fujian province, China, from which the first specimen was introduced into Europe, collected by Hodgins in 1908.
1.2 Characteristics of Vietnamese Fokienia hodginsii
This plant cannot tolerate shade, and requires a cool, rainy climate. it grows on moist soils in mountainous areas. In Vietnam, Fokienia hodginsii grows on limestone or granitic soils from an altitude of 900 m or higher.
In Vietnam, Fokienia Hodginsii is considered a precious wood due to its unique aroma, beautiful wood grain as well as its unusual weight and termite-proof properties. Therefore, wood is used to make art artifacts and household items.
Vietnamese Fokienia hodginsii is an endangered species in Vietnam and was included in the Vietnam Red Book in 1996. The tree’s lifespan can last up to hundreds of years, often living in high mountain areas. It’s wood is often used to make furniture and high-end handicrafts because of its beautiful wood grain, high durability, fragrant smell, repels insects, and resists termites.
2. Vietnamese Siam Wood essential oil.
2.1 Ingredients of Vietnamese Siam Wood essential oil (Fokienia hodginsii essential oil)
Two main compounds are present in Vietnamese Siam Wood essential oil: Fokiennol (C17H28O) 40-50%, nerolidol 30-35%, These ingredients belong to the group of natural protective chemicals of plants, explaining their antibacterial properties. antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. In addition, they create the aroma of tree resin and wood combined with the “fruity scent” of citrus.
The combination of these two ingredients creates surprising anti-cancer, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The standout ingredient Nerolidol (peruviol, or trans-nerolidol) has a fresh bark, or “fruity” odor and can resemble apple, citrus or rose scents.
Nerolidol is a terpene, similar to other terpenes, nerolidol is used by the food industry as a flavoring agent, or as an ingredient in some perfumes and even used in detergents. ..
2.2 Method of extracting Siam Wood essential oil
At VIPSEN, Siam Wood essential oil is extracted by steam distillation. Input materials are wood shavings and mulch purchased from factories specializing in the production of furniture and mats made of Fokienia hodginsii wood. Raw materials are strictly controlled to ensure they are not mixed with impurities or other wood substances. Therefore, the production does not damage the Fokienia hodginsii forest ecosystem in Vietnam.
2.3 Applications of Vietnamese Siam Wood essential oil.
2.3.1 Antibacterial, antifungal and repels insects
In Vietnam, Fokienia hodginsii wood is a high-class wood not only because of its beautiful grain and good wood quality, but also because of its anti-termite and insect-repelling properties. Perhaps the inherent properties of this precious wood are the reason why the oil has the ability to effectively repel insects, especially against mosquitoes, and is recorded in scientific research conducted on essential oils. The oil is high in sesquiterpenes.
Siam Wood essential oil for room fumigation: use the oil for scenting to repel mosquitoes, deodorize mold, deodorize cigarette odors, deodorize pets, kill bacteria, purify the atmosphere, protect the respiratory system, create fresh air. cozy and comfortable space. You can use supporting tools such as essential oil lamps, hanging essential oils, essential oil diffusers… to spread and enjoy the scent
The combination of Fokiennol and nerolidol helps Siam Wood essential oil to be used as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and skin treatment…
2.3.2 Fragrance fixative in perfume
Siam Wood essential oil has a warm and balsamic scent similar to Sandalwood and the faint scent of Cypress.
This essential oil certainly deserves consideration in creating perfumes that help relax the mind and increase attraction. It has an extremely calming and pleasant aroma for use as a base note in natural perfumes and is a less expensive alternative to Sandalwood.
Therefore, Siam Wood essential oil is definitely an important raw material in the production of high-end perfumes, scents, soaps…
– Pomegranate essential oil massage: mix Siam Wood essential oil with carrier oil (almond oil, olive oil, rice bran oil, grapeseed oil…) and then massage to help relieve fatigue, reduce bone and joint pain, strengthen muscles, Increase vitality, reduce swelling, prevent and support the treatment of skin diseases, make skin smooth, bright and healthy…
– Siam Wood essential oil reduces depression and stress: Siam Wood essential oil as well as rosemary essential oil, essential oils of citrus fruits (orange essential oil, grapefruit essential oil…) have the effect of stimulating hormones to reduce stress. , anxiety, calm the mind, dispel the feeling of isolation; feeling vulnerable.
– Siam Wood essential oil to deodorize cars: the strong, warm, woody scent of Siam Wood essential oil is especially popular with men and drivers. You can put the oil on a cotton ball and then put it in a bag. Hang the cloth on the car mirror or leave it in the car. A simpler way is to use a bottle of essential oil hanging from your car’s car mirror and hang it on the car mirror. The pleasant essential oil scent will help eliminate bad odors in the car, reduce motion sickness, and help you have an enjoyable journey.
3. Siam wood essential oil is produced at VIPSEN essential oil factory.
VIPSEN is one of the leading researchers and producers of natural essential oils in Vietnam. Essential oil products are produced using advanced methods, achieving high quality with 100% natural ingredients, without additives or mixtures.
Siam Wood essential oil is produced by steam distillation from input materials such as shavings and sawdust from a factory specializing in the production of furniture and mats made of Fokienia hodginsii wood. The control, procurement of raw materials, production and preservation of finished products are always closely monitored by a team of experienced experts and technicians. Siam Wood essential oil produced by VIPSEN has an affordable price thanks to its popularity not only in Vietnam but also around the world.
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