Rosewood essential oil information
Rosewood oil is extracted from Aniba rosaeodora (also known as Aniba rosaeodora var. amazonica) from the Lauraceae family and also known as bios de rose and Brazilian rosewood.
Although not possessing a wide range of therapeutic qualities, this essential oil is useful for lifting depression, fighting frigidity and impotence and for skin rejuvenation. It has excellent cell stimulant and tissue regeneration properties, making it a valuable ingredient in mature skin care.
The oil has a slightly spicy, floral and sweet smell.
This Brazilian evergreen tree can grow up to 40 meters (125 feet) high and has a reddish bark and yellow flowers and is extensively felled in the South American rainforest, but now legislation requires distilleries to plant a new tree for each tree cut down.
The wood is used for building, French cabinet making, carving, for the production of chopsticks in Japan and of course, essential oil.
It is extracted from the wood chippings by steam distillation.
The main chemical components of rosewood oil are a-pinene, camphene, geraniol, neral, geranial, myrcene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, benzaldehyde, linalool oxides and a-terpineol.
Rosewood oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil and is generally regarded as safe.
The therapeutic properties of rosewood oil are anti-depressant, mildly analgesic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, cephalic, deodorant, insecticide and stimulant.
When feeling overburdened by the world, this oil will lift your spirits and have a balancing action effect on the mind and body. It is used with good results in reducing headaches, colds, coughs, fever and infections and is a boost for the immune system.
Its aphrodisiac properties are useful to sort out sexual problems such as impotence and frigidity. It is an excellent oil to use in skincare, as it sorts out dull, dry and oily skin, while having a cell stimulant and tissue regenerating action on the skin which promotes rejuvenation of the skin.
Although rosewood oil does not have wide therapeutic properties, it has a place in aromatherapy and could help with the respiratory system, with sexual problems, with stress-related conditions and with great success for skin care.
Rosewood oil blends well with
Although essential oils normally blend well with one another, Rosewood oil blends especially well with all citrus and floral oils.
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