Massoia ~ Limited Supply ~ 5ml
- Source: Indonesia Distillation: Steam distilled from certified organic bark Botanical name: Cryptocaria massoia Note: Also known as “Massoy” Massoia is used by Javanese and Balinese women to prepare a warming ointment, called bobory. It is said that white people get a scarlet blushing of the skin from this remedy, and some people consider the essential oil from massoia bark to be a skin irritant. Massoia bark has a sweet, coconut-like aroma which carries over into the massoia essential oil. The bark is obtained by cutting the tree at the base, making circular incisions at one meter intervals, lifting the bark off and allowing it to dry. Each tree yields on average 65 kg of air dried bark. The world’s massoia bark oil comes from Indonesia, primarily from Irian Jaya which is the western half of New Guinea. Its main use is in the flavor industry, where it is used as an additive in butter and milk flavors. One of its main constituents, a lactone, has also been identified in some flowers, (e.g. tuberose). The aroma characteristics of massoia are soothing to the nervous system, calming and centering. It blends well with citruses and floral notes. Modern aromatherapy uses for massoia include the treatment of respiratory infections, colds, coughs, and flu. It can be applied topically to the chest as a compress or inhaled for sore throats and congestion. I have found it to be very effective for emotional sensitivity, especially grief and anxiety, when applied in a spinal compress. This oil is also helpful for soothing the digestive system and dealing with fungal and bacterial infections, yeast infections, and intestinal problems. It can be made into a remedy and taken internally for that purpose.