Yuzu Essential Oil
Yuzu (Citrus junos) is a citrus fruit indigenous to Japan, with a unique taste and fragrance that has been an integral part of Japanese society for more than a millennium. Yuzu Essential Oil is used in both the flavour and fragrance industries. Yuzu has recently become trendy in Western gourmet circles, but has long been renowned in aromatherapy as a premier essential oil. In perfumery Yuzu Essential Oil is considered to have considerable staying power in a blend, but is still regarded as a Top Note.
Hinoki Essential Oil
Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) is a cypress species indigenous to Japan, prized as a timber for both construction and furniture-making. Unlike other wood oils such as juniper and red cedar, Hinoki oil is considered to be gentle on the skin. Hinoki has relaxing and decongestant effects, helping to relieve tension and stress. The oil’s sensual woody notes tend to make it universally popular in products for both men and women. In Japan it is used as a fragrance in soaps and shampoos, and in bath and odour elimination products.
Ecology Shimanto is the largest producer of distilled Yuzu Essential Oil and Hinoki Essential Oil in Japan. Incorporated in 1998 in the heart of the Yuzu-growing region, surrounded by mountains abundant with Hinoki, Ecology Shimanto’s primary mission was and remains to develop employment activities for young people in the area, to turn the tide against urban flight. The Shimanto River is often called “the last pristine river in Japan”, and Kochi Prefecture “the capital of Yuzu”.
Nicoya is a Japanese corporation acting as Ecology Shimanto’s sole exporter, handling all documentation, shipping and financial transactions. Our standard export packaging unit is a 5-kg UN alubottle, our standard shipping unit is a double-walled cardboard box containing 2 x 5-kg UN alubottles. Larger size packaging (eg. 180-kg drums) are available upon request. We would be pleased to quote you and provide samples on request.