Rosewood Essential Oil

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Rosewood Essential Oil 100% PureBotanical Name: Aniba rosaeodora Ducke
Plant Family: Lauraceae
Country of Origin: Brazil
Plant Part: Branches
Growth Method: Cultivated
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Color: Clear to Pale Yellow
Consistency: Thin
Strength of Aroma: Medium

For many years, the Amazon forest has suffered greatly due to the impacts of deforestation, especially for species that are high in commercial value. One example is Rosewood, a species of the family Lauraceae which was once widely distributed throughout the Amazon areas but is now facing a serious risk of extinction due to over-harvesting. Therefore, there is great concern in aromatherapy that continue using Rosewood essential oil can be contributing to the destruction of the rain forests. This is very true when the Rosewood trees are cut down within deep forest areas, where the surrounding forest cover has to be cleared for transportation causing massive ecological damage. However, there exist cultivated plantations regulated by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) to provide sustainable Rosewood, minimizing the problem of deforestation.

At Natural Green, we only import Rosewood essential oil from sustainable distillers who use cultivated materials for distillation. In addition, rather than using the heartwood, which has to cut down the whole trees, the distillation uses branches that are at least 5 cm in diameter. Such oil promotes no significant difference in terms of fragrance and therapeutic value compared to that from the heartwood, but was produced in a more sustainable way. It is highly recommended to use this type of Rosewood oil for general aromatherapy uses in order to preserve the wild Rosewood stands.

Rosewood essential oil is extensively used not only in famous perfumes and colognes, but also in many body and skin care products. Its antiseptic and bactericidal properties make it useful in clearing blemishes and improving acne, and its gentle, non-irritant nature allow it to be applied even on the most sensitive skins. More importantly, it is a cellular regenerator. It stimulates new cell growth, regenerates tissue and diminish lines and wrinkles. With regular application, it helps to heal scars. Its delightful fragrance makes it also a popular ingredient in many commercial bath and deodorant products.

Aside from its beauty benefits, it is an occasional remedy for headache, especially those caused or accompanied by slightly nausea. Rosewood essential oil is neither too stimulating nor too sedative. While it clears the head to promote alertness, it, at the same time, has a steadying effect on the nerves, and this combination is useful in situations such as job interviews, exams and long distance driving.

No oil is like Rosewood oil. Its fragrance is complex and cannot be duplicated synthetically. It has a strong, almost fruity rosy-citrus aspect dominated by woody and slightly spicy tones. This distinctive and complex smell is due to the unique combination of percentages of (+) and (-) isomer, which are difficult to obtain via commercial synthesis or from alternative plant sources.

  • Cajuput
  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Grapefruit
  • Jasmine
  • Mandarin
  • Marjoram
  • Sweet Orange
  • Patchouli
  • Petitgrain
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang Ylang

Rosewood is a very safe essential oil, being non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.

Do not take essential oils internally or use without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information provided here is for general use only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. Pregnant women should always consult their physician prior to using.

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