Bulnesia sarmientoi Lorentz ex Griseb.
Kosher certified CITES certified

Guaiac wood Essential oil Paraguay

Bulnesia sarmientoi Lorentz ex Griseb.
Botanical family : Zygophyllaceae
Method of culture : Wildcrafted controlled
Part harvested : Wood
Harvest period :
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

CAS TSCA : 8016-23-7
INCI : Bulnesia sarmientoi wood oil


Woody

Woody
Sweet

In the middle of the plant

The guaiac is a tree that grows wild in the jungles of Latin America. It grows abundantly in the Gran Chaco region, which covers a portion of Argentina and Paraguay. The guaiac’s lush, evergreen foliage is of short, bright-green, oval leaves. These leaves hide small blue flowers that lighten over time, ultimately becoming white. The fruit resembles a yellow-orange cherry, and the aromatic wood is protected by a thick, smooth, gray bark. Deemed harder than oak, the heartwood produces an essential oil with a sweet, woody, milky fragrance reminiscent of sandalwood. As with amyris, the tree’s age has an impact on the fragrance of its essential oil.

Locally dubbed “Palo Santo” meaning “sacred wood” in Spanish, guaiacwood is traditionally used as incense, burned to purify the atmosphere and ward off evil spirits. The essential oil of guaiacum wood was first marketed in 1891. It was not until 1938 that an oil-producing factory was built in the capital of Paraguay. Intensive use of this resource in woodworking in Latin America led to a dangerous depletion of the tree and, consequently, guaiacwood is now protected by the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) to regulate trade of the plant, as with rosewood.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Steam distillation
Appearance Yellow to light brown pasty mass
Constituents Bulnesol, gayol


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary


Ranges

perfumery range

Food range