Guaiacwood Essential Oil

guaiac woodLatin 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. It is also 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
Countries of Origin – Paraguay, Argentina
Extraction Method – Steam distillation

Known Chemical Constituents

Guaiol, bulnesol, bulnesene, guaiene, patchoulene, guaioxide

Uses of Guaiacwood

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

  • amyris
  • geranium
  • neroli
  • oakmoss
  • rose otto
  • sandalwood

Special Precautions*

* See Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

See References and Resources page.

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