Botanical name Bulnesia Sarmientoi Lorentz Ex
Processing Method Steam Distillation
Color/Consistency A thick greenish-brown in color
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma Guaiacwood Essential Oil has strong, earthy scent with vanilla and rose undertones.
Blends With Benzoin, Bergamot, Citronella, Geranium, Grapefruit White, Lavender 40/42, Lemon, Patchouli Light, Rose Otto (Bulgarian), Ylang Ylang
The diuretic properties of guaiac wood helps the body get rid of excess water, allowing for a taut skin appearance while anti-oxidants keep body cells healthy and prevent skin damage. Its honeyed dark tobacco tones, often mimicked in sensualised perfumes, are known to help with destressing and work as an aphrodisiac. Its smokey, incense-like scent is also commonly used in meditation to cleanse the mind of negative energies.
The wood widely used by Native Americans scince olden times in treatment severe aliments like the herpes and syphilis. The heartwood of tree is brown, black and green with elegant streaks and it offers superior quality charcool and good timber.
Guaiacis a tree which grows wild in the jungles of Latin America and is seen abundantly in the Gran Chaco reagion of Argentina and Paraguay. The tree is lush, evergreen snd has short, bright green and oval shaped leaves. the small blue flowers of the tree are often covered by the lush green leaves and flower. Finally turn in to a while the fruit of the tree resemble of the yellow orange cherry and the wood which is aromatic is guarded by a thik, smooh and grey bark.
Dilute well before use; for external use only. May be toxic in high concentrations, and can cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Guaiol isomer 1.4%
Hazards None known.
Contraindications None known.
Adverse skin reactions Undiluted guaiacwood oil was moderately irritating to rabbits, but was not irritating to mice; tested at 8% on 25 volunteers it was neither irritating nor sensitizing. It is non-phototoxic. In a study of 200 consecutive dermatitis patients, none were sensitive to 2% guaiacwood oil on patch testing.
Acute toxicity Non-toxic. Guaiacwood oil acute oral LD50 in rats >5 g/kg; acute dermal LD50 in rabbits >5 g/kg.
Subacute & subchronic toxicity When guaiacwood oil was consumed by male rats at 30.7 mg/kg/day, and by female rats at 36.0 mg/kg/day for 90 days, no adverse effects were observed on growth, food consumption, hematology, blood chemistry, liver weight, kidney weight, or the microscopic or gross appearance of major organs. In a second 90 day feeding study in rats, the NOAEL for guaiacwood oil was 31.8 mg/kg.
Carcinogenic/anticarcinogenic potential No information! found for guaiacwood oil, but it contains no known carcinogens.
Bulnesia sarmientoi (both wood and ‘extracts’, which presumably includes the essential oil) is listed by CITES under
their Appendix II: ‘species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless
trade is closely controlled.’ This has legal implications for trade of bulk essential oil, although these limitations specifically do not apply to ‘finished products packaged and ready for retail sale.’