Scientific name: Thujopsis dolabrata
Family name: Cypress family
Extraction part: Xylem
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Note: Base note
Main constituents of essential oil: Thujopsen, cedrol, alpha eudesmol, geranial, etc.
Place of origin: Aomori prefecture
Hiba is resistant to corrosion and termites, has excellent durability, and although it is not as well-known as Hinoki as a building material, it is said to be the best foundation material for construction.
Hiba is called Aomori hiba in Aomori, tsugaru hinoki in Akita, kumasaki in Iwate and Yamagata, ate in Hokuriku, atevi in Sado Island, and asunaro in other areas.
In Aomori Prefecture, hiba is closely related to daily life. The tree is used for various things such as cutting boards, bath tubs, bath chairs, bathtubs, and building materials.
Hinokitiol, a component of hiba essential oil, is unique to hiba essential oil and is not found in other species of Japanese cypress.
Hinokitiol is used in toothpaste and cosmetics as an antibacterial agent. Recently, it has been recognized as a food additive and is used in a variety of processed foods, and is also used to preserve the freshness of fruits and vegetables.
※Be careful about the amount used as it is highly irritating to the skin. Do not use during pregnancy.
If you have sensitive skin, dilute a small amount.