Muhuhu Essential Oil (African Sandalwood) is extracted from the Muhuqwe tree, native to Tanzania and Kenya along the African coast. Muhuhu wood is used for flooring, and the scrap wood and shavings are steam distilled into essential oil. Muhuhu has a smoky and sweet Sandalwood aroma and can be added to most other oils for a smooth, dry, woodsy, and slightly sweet base note.
Muhuhu essential oil can be used for grounding and meditation practices, as the oil possesses calming, sedative, and root chakra balancing properties. Muhuhu is commonly used in aromatherapy to help alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression, while promoting an overall tranquil state of being.
As with other Sandalwood essential oils, Muhuhu is high in sesquiterpenes, which gives the oil emollient, tonic, sedative, and powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Muhuhu essential oil can be rubbed on the chest area to help with issues associated with the respiratory tract, including inflammation, chronic infection, and coughs. For skincare purposes, Muhuhu Essential Oil assists with dry and dehydrated skin, acne or oily skin, and skin inflammation and infection. Add Muhuhu as a base for skin and facial care blends.
Specific Benefits of Muhuhu Essential Oil as follows:
Skincare… Thanks to its antimicrobial properties, Muhuhu essential oil is prized for its ability to produce smooth and healthy skin. And because it also reduces inflammation, it is well known as a beneficial treatment for scars and blemishes.
Uplifting and clarifying… Like all varieties of sandalwood, Muhuhu essential oil enhances mood, focuses the mind, and creates a feeling of calm. As a result, it is one of the most common essential oils used to aid meditation and spiritual practice.
Relieves depression and anxiety… Muhuhu essential oil possesses calming and anti-anxiety effects. It relieves the mind of obsessive thoughts and creates of feeling of gratitude and acceptance.
Properties: Antifungal, Analgesic, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Antibacterial, Cicatrizing, Cooling, Grounding, Sedative, and Warming
Perfumery Note: Base
Aroma: Dry, Earthy, Woodsy, Smooth, and Sweet
Recipes We Love:
Miracle Skin Serum And Tonic:
1 oz. Argan Oil
4 drops Agarwood Essential Oil
4 drops Muhuhu Essential Oil
4 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
4 drops Cape Chamomile Essential Oil
Mix the oils together and apply to clear, dry skin.
Muhuhu Essential Oil
These oils have traditionally been used to focus the mind and to aid with meditation. You can use them separately in your diffuser, or mix and match them as you like.
Mysterious Natural Perfume:
1 oz. Pomegranate Seed Oil
2 drops Agarwood Essential Oil
10 drops Muhuhu Essential Oil
Mix the oils together and apply to your wrists, neck, or any other part of your body for a mysterious and scintillating natural fragrance.