Australian Buddha Wood essential oil has a beautiful woody whisky aroma and a thick, viscous texture.
It is very effective for meditation and for creating a layer of protection around the auric field. It is also very relaxing and sedating. For the physical body, Buddha Wood is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and a stimulant for the immune system. Buddha Wood is also helpful for sore muscles and joints.
Buddha Wood essential oil is also known as False or Bastard Sandalwood and Australian Desert Rosewood.
There have been phytochemical investigations of different Eremophila species as a cardiotonic, potent anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-viral agent.
Buddha wood is a shrub/small tree native to Australia and is known commonly as false sandalwood or desert rosewood. it grows as a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree up to 30ft in height. The leaves are linear to linear-lanceolate. It has white (occasionally pale pinkish-mauve) flowers.
There are recordings of indigenous people using this plant for its antibacterial qualities and to treat cuts and sores. In the recent past, this tree was wild harvested as a substitute for Sandalwood, however, there is a fair difference between the aromas of Buddha wood & Sandalwood. The tree was also harvested and used for fence posts. Around 1925, an Australian chemist and Australian essential oil pioneer first tested the oil and noted its unique properties and recommended it as a perfume fixative.