Buddha Wood Essential Oil


(13 customer reviews)

An earthy, woody and whiskey aroma, very grounding.

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Brand: Essentially Australia®


Buddha Wood Essential Oil

Botanical Name Eremophila mitchellii

Ingredients 100%v/v pure Buddha Wood essential oil.

Buddha Wood Essential Oil Aroma

An unusual woody aroma, with a whiskey like scent, ideal for blending.

Buddha Wood oil Essential Benefits

Calming, excellent in combination with other meditation essential oils.

Buddha Wood Oil Essential Uses

Use in an oil burner or vaporiser for meditation, as a mild aphrodisiac or blend with other oils.

More Information

Directions and More Uses

Aromatherapy oil: 2 to 4 drops in a diffuser, oil burner or vaporiser.

Blending with Buddha Wood Essential Oil:

Essentially Australia Oils: Balm Mint Bush Essential Oil, Honey Myrtle Essential Oil, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil, Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil

essentiallt australia Spent-Buddha-Wood-distillation

Spent Buddha Wood timber from distillation

Buddha Wood before distillation

Buddha Wood for distillation


Keep out of reach of children, do not ingest. Store away from direct sunlight, store below 30 degrees. 

Key Chemical Constituents:

Nearly 100% Ketones, eremophilone and santalcamphor.

Oil Characteristics:

Brown to yellowish brown in colour, viscous (honey like) consistency, and a whiskey, woody aroma.

Other Common Names:

Buddha Wood, Bastard Sandalwood, False Sandalwood.

Natural Occurrence in Australia:

A small tree up to 10 metres, it is found in the drier inland regions of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.

Research :

Over the past ten years there has been some serious research done into this plant. It has potential in the building industry as a naturally termite resistant timber. An Australian university is currently researching Buddha wood oil’s anti-bacterial potential.


Indigenous Usage

There are recordings of indigenous people using this plant for its antibacterial qualities and to treat cuts and sores.

Early Settlers Usage

In the recent past this tree was wild harvested as a substitute for Sandalwood. Comparing the scent of Buddha Wood to Sandalwood there is a distinct difference. Fence posts were another common use of the tree, favoured because of its termite resistance. Around 1925 an Australian chemist and essential oil pioneer first tested the oil and noted its unique properties, recommending it as a perfume fixative.

Present Day Usage

A small tree of the drier parts of western New South Wales and north east South Australia, it is botanically known as Eremophila mitchelli. Regular indigenous fire management kept this tree from becoming weed-like in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges.

The plentiful trees are wild harvested and the timber is steam distilled for around 7 days. The essential oil is naturally amber red to reddish brown colour. The oil is used in aromatherapy for grounding or assisting in meditation.

Key Chemical Constituents of Buddha Wood Essential Oil

eremophilones                                                       30-60%
2-hydroxyeremophilone                                           5-25%
2-hydroxy-2-dihyrdoeremophilone                        8-30%

Additional information

Weight .05 kg
Dimensions 2.5 × 2.5 × 7.0 cm

12ml, 25ml, 100ml, 1kg

Additional Information

13 reviews for Buddha Wood Essential Oil

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

  2. Annette Edwards (verified owner)

  3. Stephen (verified owner)

    Earthy woody aroma, pleasant and interesting.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks again Stephen

  4. Tracey H. (verified owner)

    Lovely earthy smelling oil. Looking forward to blending it in my deodorant balms. Thank you!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks again Tracey

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Tracey, good luck!

  5. Belcour Wendy

    I have blended it with Tulsi, Meleze (Larix Laricina) and Vanilla CO2 extrait, for meditation, it smells divine.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Wendy, thanks for the interesting blend, best wisHes!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Nice blend Wendy

  6. LEE VIRGO (verified owner)

    Beautiful, interesting product. All paperwork sent on request thankyou

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      thanks Lee

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks again Lee

  7. holly thorburn (verified owner)

    Lovely and rich bold smell.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Holly, nice to hear it agrees with you

  8. Amber (verified owner)

    like wood essential oil

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      yes a real woody scent and a touch of whiskey

  9. Inga M. (verified owner)

    It helps in making decision

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Interesting experience to hear, thanks Inga

  10. Carole Gridley (verified owner)


    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Carole

  11. Fiona (verified owner)

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Fiona

  12. Sheila S. (verified owner)

    Dark and delicious woody aroma. A special oil.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      We are pleased you like it Sheila!

  13. Debbie (verified owner)

    Another gorgeous addition to my woody collection.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Debbie!

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