The rosewood tree is a giant evergreen tree bearing the scientific name Aniba Roseadora.
Rosewood essential oil is extracted from the woody matter of the rosewood tree by steam distillation. Its main components are alpha-terpineol, alpha-pinene, benzaldehyde, cineole, camphene, geranial, geraniol, neral, myrcene, limonene, linalool, and linalool oxide.
With an invigorating sweet, spicy, and floral aroma rosewood essential oil is said to help lift mood and calm anxiety, also helping to boost memory and keep you active, sharp and alert while possibly helping to ease headaches. Also said to be good for libido and self-confidence. Can help improve quality of sleep, possibly due to its linalool content.
Rosewood essential oil has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties which may have a beneficial effect on conditions like psoriasis, acne and eczema.
Its skin regenerative properties are said to help rejuvenate the skin, helping it looking healthy and young.
Rosewood essential oil is said to have insecticidal properties and can deter small insects.
A great way to use woody essential oils is in a diffuser.
Blends well with: orange, bergamot, neroli, lime, grapefruit, lavender, jasmine, patchouli and rose.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
Cautions: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.
General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
Essential oils should be avoided in pregnancy due to their possible skin sensitising effects.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.
Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils
Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).