Latin Name:  Eremophila mitchellii
Part of Plant: Wood
Country of Origin: Australia
Method of Production: Steam Distillation

Eremophila mitchellii, also known as Buddha Wood, Australian Desert Rosewood, and False Sandalwood, is a member of the Myoporaceae botanical family.  Native to Australia, it is usually found growing as a bush or small tree from New South Wales up through Queensland, and is often seen as a pest on grazing land due to its resilience.  The wood is said to be very durable and termite-resistant, so it is often used to make things such as fence posts. It is also said to have an incense-like aroma when burnt, and has been traditionally used by the Aboriginal people for medicinal purposes.


Buddha Wood essential oil has a unique, rich woody aroma that is slightly smoaky and almost whiskey-like, that is sometimes used as a fixative in perfumery.  It is a popular addition to masculine blends, perfect for a cologne or beard oil. With its woodsy aroma, it would also make a lovely addition to a blend for relaxing outdoors on a summer evening.  Buddha Wood blends very well with citrus and other wood oils, as well as Rose and Neroli. 


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

  • Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil.  Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.  

  • Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.

  • Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling. 

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Battaglia, S. (2018). The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Vol 1 - Foundations & Materia Medica, Third Edition. Black Pepper Creative


Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone




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