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Rosewood Essential Oil

Photo: Aniba Rosaeodora

Aniba Rosaeodora © Spirit Of ISIS

Botanical Description

Aniba Rosaeodora is native to South America. It is an evergreen tree commonly known as Rosewood growing up to 30 meters tall. It has a reddish bark and heartwood, and bears yellow flowers.

Rosewood has been extensively felled for timber, and due to deforestation of the rainforests, it is endangered and controlled by government.

Fragrance

Rosewood essential oil has a floral, spicy scent.

Rosewood essential oil is a clear to pale yellow liquid.

Rosewood blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, cypress, frankincense, geranium, mandarin, pine, rosemary, sweet orange, tangerine.

Photo: Rosewood

Rosewood © Spirit Of ISIS

Traditional Therapeutic Uses

Properties: analgesic, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, deodorant, stimulant, tonic.

Aids: relaxation, skin rejuvenation.

Alleviates: acne, coughs, depression, dermatitis, headaches, impotence, lethargy, nausea, stress.

Safety Data

Avoid use if pregnant.

Use moderately within normal therapeutic guidelines to avoid sensitisation.

Details

Botanical Name:Aniba Rosaeodora
Family Name:Lauraceae
Source Country:Brazil
Plant Parts Used:Wood
Extraction Method:Steam distillation
Major Constituents:Linalool, pinene, camphene, neral, geranial, limonene, cineole, terpineol, benzaldehyde

Disclaimer:

All healing uses, magical uses and metaphysical definitions are provided as a means of education, do not imply a guarantee of effect, and may not be complete or accurate. Those suffering from illness should consult with their General Practitioner in the first instance. Aromatherapy is a holistic complementary healthcare practice and should be carried out by a suitably qualified aromatherapy practitioner.

Pure, medical grade, essential oils & absolutes are for use in aromatherapy and other disciplines of natural healing; and for their fragrance. Essential oils should not be ingested, and avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Pregnant women should not self administer essential oils. Do not administer essential oils to babies. Do not apply undiluted essential oil to the skin and wash hands after use and before visiting lavatory. Do not use essential oils while in a sauna, steam room, or other humid environment; or while engaged in strenuous exercise.

Massage oil should consist of no more than 3% essential oil(s) to 97% carrier or fixed oil. Absolutes should be blended with no less than 98.5% carrier oil. When adding essential oil to bath water do not use more than 4 drops.

Store essential oils at low room temperature, in a dark place, out of the reach of children, pets and away from foodstuffs.

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