Massoia Essential Oil


I have found massoia essential oil to be very effective for relieving emotional sensitivity, grief and anxiety, when applied in a spinal compress.  Alternatively, it can be lightly massaged into the solar plexus or heart areas.

Massoia essential oil has a unique, smooth and creamy coconut–like aroma.  One of its main constituents, a lactone, has also been identified in some flowers, (e.g. tuberose).

The aromatic characteristics of massoia are soothing to the nervous system, calming and centering.

Aromatic Profile

 Top note:  Woody, balsamic, toasted coconut notes

Heart Note:   Balsamic, woody, creamy, toasted coconut notes

Base Note:   

Classification:  Top note

Tenacity:  Low to medium

In natural perfumery, massoia essential oil is used to create gourmand perfumes, precious woods notes, oriental perfumes, and incenses.

It combines well with citruses, fenugreek, florals, jasmine absolute, and vanilla CO2.

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More About Our Massoia Essential Oil

Size:  5 ml violet glass bottle

Source: Indonesia

Distillation: Steam distilled from certified organic bark

Botanical name: Cryptocaria massoia

Note: Also known as “Massoy”

Homeopathic Properties of Massoia Essential Oil


Internal–oral, inhalation

External––topical application, massage, local or spinal compress, application to energy centers and meridian points

Observations and Anecdotal Information

Massoia essential oil 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 as a result, 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.

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.

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.


  • Avoid using within 24 hours of exposure to sunlight or UV light.  It can be photosensitizing to some people.
  • Avoid use with blood thinning drugs.
  • Pet information:  Cats may not respond well to conifer oils and citrus oils.  Avoid usage for cats.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

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Weight 0.025 kg

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