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Nootka Tree Wood Essential Oil

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Nootka Tree Wood essential oil from Canada.

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Many Canadian aromatherapists and natural perfumers know Nootka Tree oil. It has been part of my aromatic landscape for decades, having hiked all through Vancouver Island forests. I cherish this tree and its pencil scented offering. It comforts me when I need that home connection and is our smoky offering to the world. Nootka is the heritage of the Nootka Tribe, of which the tree was named after. They used it for carving and burned to relieve congestion. One can imagine the fragrance of burning Nootka Wood in a potlatch. When beach camping with family, Nootka Wood was a favorite to use when building an earth oven deep in the sand. While the oil has finally been approved by both CDC and the FDA as an ingredient in skin applied insect repellant for mosquitos and ticks because of the Nootkatones in the oil, we knew the oil as a vital part of a camping or hiking checklist. Nootka Wood oil can last up to 300 hours, making it a valuable contribution in a botanical perfume blend. Itโ€™s one of my favorite wood essential oils and Iโ€™m excited to offer this Canadian treasure.

Suggested uses: Blends well with cardamom, mandarin, cedar wood and juniper. Try blending it with our Patchouli 2007 Oak Barrel Aged oil and see if that doesnโ€™t rock your aromatic boat.

1 review for Nootka Tree Wood Essential Oil

  1. dwoodburd (verified owner)

    Ohhh man! I love this one so much…. It has pretty much jumped straight up into my all-time faves. It definitely has brusque, smoky, sexy, masculine lumberyard vibes at the first sniff and all throughout (it is _powerful_ & lasts forever on the skin), but with a beautiful coolness and complexity that I find immensely pleasing and regenerative. There is also a very interesting sort of iridescent florality as it sits on the skin, and a sort of sun-after-rain in coastal conifer forest vibes that I can see going very well in a wide variety of compositions…. It is very much its own thing, but reminds me a lot of the smokeyness and complexity overlaying something very smooth and clean in a good vetiver. … +, The patchoulis and vetivers available here are also spectacular and go very well with almost everything, but they really are especially sympatico with this lovely Canadian wood oil…, and I am very into the idea of “luxury hiking perfumes” including all three for a very tenacious and versatile basenote accord (w/ that nootkatone as a potent repellent of ticks, mosquitos, etc.)…. High-impact utility that is also beautiful luxury?? Yes. Please. Lol…. I love the way this shop exists very ethically and curatedly at the intersection between therapeutics and perfumery, and respect its proprietor very, very much. I have sourced my near-entire aromatics collection from here and have nothing but immense gratitude and satisfaction for all of it. Highly recommend this and literally everything else. All of the stars,100000/10, ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ :), <3 <3 <3 <3.

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