Guaiacwood Essential Oil
Latin name Bulnesia sarmienti – Family species Zygophyllaceae
Guaiacwood is also known as Palo Santo, Palo Balsamo, Parguay Lignum, and Guaiacwood oil is also referred to as Champaca Wood.
Guaiacwood is sometimes found written as two words: Guaiac wood.
Oil Selection Guide
Color – Yellow to amber or green
Viscosity – Viscous
Scent – tearose-like
Perfume Aroma – Base / middle note
Oil Source Information
Plant Type – Tree
Part Used – Wood (heartwood)
Countries of Origin – Paraguay, Argentina
Extraction Method – Steam distillation
Known Chemical Constituents
Guaiol, bulnesol, bulnesene, guaiene, patchoulene, guaioxide
Others have apparently been identified here: Towards a complete characterisation of guaiacwood oil
Applications and Uses
Aromatherapy uses unknown. Can be found in pharmaceutical products, soaps, cosmetics, perfumes, and as a flavoring in commercial food and drink.
Guaiacwood blends well with
Precautions / Contraindications
References and Resources
See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.
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