- Promotes healthy-looking, smooth skin
- Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections
- Enhances mood
- Frequently used in meditation for its grounding and uplifting properties
Aromatic Description: Rich, honey, sweet, woody
Collection Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Wood
Main Constituents: α-santalol, ß-santalol, cis-lanceol
About Rosewood Essential Oil
Rosewood oil is a valuable essential oil, especially in perfumery. It contains the substance linalool, which has a number of uses. The oil is extracted from the wood of Aniba rosaeodora and Aniba parviflora and possibly other Aniba species. … Each tree yields about 1% oil by weight of wood.
Rosewood Essential Oil Profile
Sweet, woody, fruity, floral aroma.
How to use Rosewood Essential Oil
Rosewood oil’s alluring fragrance has been widely lauded in the perfume industry, but its therapeutic properties are less well known. Aromatherapists use it to help treat depression, as it is said to impart feelings of happiness and strength. Rosewood oil also helps calm the mind and prompt hormone secretion. It also works as an aphrodisiac as it stimulates your body and libido, allowing you to relax and let go of stress and mental clutter.
Another popular use of rosewood oil is for skin care. It has tissue-regenerating properties that help prevent wrinkles and premature aging and also works well for preventing a variety of skin conditions.
You can use it to reduce the onset of pimples, acne and blackheads while controlling the amount of sebum secreted by your oil glands. Rosewood oil also has wound-healing actions, making it an ideal first-aid remedy for cuts and insect bites.
Interesting Rosewood Essential Oil Information
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.
Safety Considerations for Rosewood Essential Oil
Rosewood oil can be an irritant to the skin, especially if used regularly. Some people may develop reddish eyes if the oil is used frequently. Before using it on the face, one should always do a patch test on the hand. It should not be used undiluted. One should not whiff it deeply. A strong inhalation of a concentrated essential oil containing such high levels of linalool may lead to detrimental effects like dangerously low pulse rate and very low blood pressures. People with serious health issues must always consult a doctor before going into aromatherapy because the chemical compounds of essential oils have strong impact on the body. It should be used in a properly ventilated room, not closed rooms. This is the most important precaution.