Reducing Stress With Hinoki Oil


Topical & Aromatic only

Hinoki is steam distilled from wood.

Primary Uses
Calming, Colds, Rashes, Cleaning, Cuts & Scrapes, and Reducing Stress.

Topical Uses
Add a few drops to a cup of Epsom salts and add to your bath water for a super relaxing bath.
Add to a carrier oil and massage into your legs, arms, stomach, feet, neck, and shoulders to help you relax.

Aromatic Uses
Diffuse daily here are some great diffuser blends that I use often. Add a drop in your palm, rub hands together, cup hands over nose and take 5 long deep breaths when you are feeling unbalanced, not in the flow, fearful, distracted, lethargic, self-loathing or unable to speak up for yourself.

Hinoki is protective, wise and righteous perhaps that is why it is historically used in Japan for building royal palaces and sacred baths because of its beautiful aroma and natural properties for resisting bacteria, fungi, and insects.

Hinoki can be used during cold and flu season as well. You can add a drop to a carrier oil and rub it on your chest to help with respiratory issues.

It truly helps with reducing feelings of anxiety and is highly recommended for use during meditation.

Hinoki blends well with Yuzu, Orange, Marjoram, Copaiba, Bergamot, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Rosemary, Floral oils and Clary Sage. It is a clean, woody, citrus, spicy aroma. It is not a super intense oil, in fact, it is very relaxing.

Here are a few of Hinoki’s positive attributes:
Strength, Comfort, Stillness, Direction, Trust, Wisdom, Willpower, Straightforwardness, and Confidence.

I love using Copaiba and Marjoram together with Hinoki. Here is my most recent blend that I use when I have muscle pain.

Recycle a 15ml doTERRA bottle and add
20 drops of Copaiba
20 drops of Marjoram
10 drops of Hinoki, top it off with a carrier oil and a spray top.
Copaiba & Marjoram will ease the muscle pain and the Hinoki will help with circulation, inflammation and is very calming. ⠀


Here is another great recipe I use for Head Tension


If you have any questions about the Hinoki oil you can message me on my public Facebook Page Heather Minowa’s Circle Essence Community or email me.


Head Tension Blend


40055298_10156647550776419_935863637107539968_nHere’s a roller bottle blend that was sent to me from a woman in the States who I sent some Hinoki to awhile ago. I love hearing about others experiences with our Japan only oils. ⠀⠀
This blend works really well when dealing with head tension and migraines. ⠀⠀
15💧 Deep Blue
20 💧 Copaiba
10💧 Frankincense
5💧 Hinoki
Add to a 10ml roller bottle topped off with fractionated coconut oil. Apply wherever you are having head or neck tension, as needed. ⠀⠀

Hinoki & Yuzu Japan Oils




Japan has been blessed with two beautiful oils.

Yuzu (Limited) & Hinoki.

Yuzu is a limited oil in Japan that was released in June 2018 at doTERRA Japan Convention. We would love if it would be a permanent addition to doTERRA’s Japan’s collection but we are not sure how long it will be available.

Yuzu is a sour Japanese fruit with an aroma and flavor that is distinct from any other citrus fruits. This citrus fruit is bright yellow, round and slightly smaller than an orange. It has rough skin and big seeds. The taste is between that of a grapefruit and a mandarin orange; tart but very aromatic.

In Japan, Yuzu is almost never eaten on its own. It is used as a flavoring in many foods such as desserts, fruit liqueurs, tea, throat drops, also in cosmetics, bath salts, and a very popular way to bring in the Winter Solstice in Japan is to take a Yuzu bath.

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Yuzu Winter Solstice Onsen Bath 


Primary Benefits

  • Diffuse to help uplift your mood and freshen up a room.
  • Add a drop in a glass of water or a smoothie in the morning for an extra boost of energy.
  • Add to desserts. Yuzu ice cream, sorbet, tart, anyone? YUM!

Aromatic Description

Refreshing scent, sharp stimulating, citrus, with a touch of spice

Collection Method

Steam distillation method

Plant Part

Yuzu peel

*Avoid direct sunlight. Seal tightly and keep in a cool place with low humidity.

Yuzu and Hinoki blended together in a diffuser is simply AMAZING!




Primary Benefits

  •  If you have ever been to Japan this scent will leave you feeling nostalgic. It literally has the aroma of a Japanese forest, shrines, and hot spring bathhouses.
  • Great for your skin, add to doTERRA’s unscented lotion.
  • Use with a carrier oil for a deep massage, it is a fantastic massage oil and great for circulation.

Aromatic Description

Woody, airy (light & refreshing scent), fresh

Collection Method

Steam distillation method

How To Use

Hinoki is a very calming and beautiful oil. I use Hinoki almost every day on my legs for circulation, and in my bath to help me relax before bed. It is great in a warm foot bath. doTERRA uses thinning timber and scrap wood from the forestry industry to make this oil.

  • Diffuse before going to bed, apply to the feet, back, chest for a good night rest.
  • Put 2 to 3 drops into the bath, and relax your mind and body.
  • Use it for polishing the floor and wood.

Check out my other Hinoki blogs. 



Many of you may have heard that Japan has Hinoki oil that was released in June 2017.


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When doTERRA Japan released Hinoki oil at the 2017 Convention I wrote my first blog about it here.

Now that I have had a few months with going through several bottles of this oil because I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! I have more to share about the uses of Hinoki.

The Hinoki tree grows straight and tall and is a very strong tree.
It symbolizes strength and asks us to have the power to go straight towards our dreams.  To face our inner strength, and to accomplish our goals.
The aroma of Hinoki oil comforts our mind, body, and spirit. It’s like hiking through a deep forest and quietly facing deep within ourselves.
Hinoki has a nickname
Forest bathing.


You can apply topically and use aromatically.

Apply neat or with a carrier oil.

Aromatic Description: Fresh elegant wood scent

Companion Oils include florals, citrus, and wood.


• Antibacterial
• Helps with blood circulation
• Can relieve headaches, menstrual pain, and muscle pain
• Supports the immune system
• Helps with swelling and inflammation
• Reduces the appearance of scars
• Promotes wound healing
• Can be used as a deodorant
• Works as an insect repellent
• Reduces signs of visible aging
• Add to your bath to relax

Here are a few diffuser blends that I created with


doTERRA uses Hinoki wood that builders would consider waste. For example, pieces that are too thin or considered unusable for building material doTERRA uses to create the Hinoki oil.

This oil is truly a beautiful oil! We are so blessed to have the highest quality Hinoki oil available.

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Japan Hinoki Oil

doTERRA Japan has released its Hinoki oil!!!!! This is very exciting because this oil is beautiful.


Hinoki means cypress and is a slow growing tree which grows to 35m tall with a trunk up to 1m in diameter.

It is grown for its very high-quality timber in Japan, where it’s used for building palaces, temples, shrines, traditional theaters, and baths, also known as onsens. The world’s oldest wooden building, Horyuji Temple, and Osaka Castle are built from Hinoki wood.

The wood is lemon-scented which is why Hinoki is really fresh and up-lifting. The wood is light pinkish brown, with a rich, straight grain, and is highly rot-resistant.

Hinoki is the most used, most popular and well-known lumber in Japan. It is known for its strength and it’s natural insecticide properties. It has the ability to absorb toxic substances.




Above are some photos of some common places you may see in Japan made from Hinoki wood.

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Hinoki Tree Bark

Japanese Cypress oil is like forest-air bathing, it is a well-known fact that walking in the forest and being in nature has stress relieving effects.

Hinoki wood oil is very clean and pure which is perhaps the reason it is important in purification rituals in Shinto religion.

Phytoncide, a wood scent which is released from Hinoki has an analgesic effect and a brain stimulant effect. Analgesic effect calms you down and releases stress and tiredness.

doTERRA Hinoki oil is fragrant, clean and beautiful.

If you do not have a wholesale account with me and you are ready to start so you can get this oil and all the other beautiful oils at a great price contact me today!