Botanical name is aniba rasaeodora. Tropical medium size evergreen tree, its bark and wood has red colour and yellow flowers. Rosewood essential oil is used in perfumery as a component for the production of perfume.
Rosewood trees are grown in Brazil. The essential oil is being extracted from a very valuable rose tree wood, so the quantity of the oil production regulates environmental control. For this reason, rosewood essential oil is scarce or has a tendency for getting very expensive.
The oil is transparent with a yellow hue, liquid consistency. Description of aroma: sweet, arboreal, fruity, floral fragrance.
Rosewood usage in aromatherapy is relatively new. A study conducted in 1995 showed – this oil among all other oils has the highest suppressing effect against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Rosewood essential oil softens, increases firmness, elasticity and protective functions of epidermis. It reduces skin irritation, peeling and cracks. The oil moisturizes, nourishes, smoothens dry and sensitive skin, normalizes the intradermal metabolism, effective for bacterial, viral and allergic dermatitis, neurodermatitis and dry eczema, forms homogeneous colour, gives skin a nice fresh hue, eliminates visible vascular pattern, couperosis. Rosewood essential oil also helps to dissolve skin lines and thin scars, has anti-inflammatory and softening effect on the respiratory system, eliminates the branchiospasms and asthmatic cough components and eases chronic and smokers cough.
Rosewood essential oil optimizes brain blood circulation, has painkilling and antispasmodic effects, effective with migraines and frequent headaches of various origin. Helps to purify blood, lymph and recover forces. It is also an antidepressant medication.
Volatile rosewood oil normalizes metabolism, removes slags and toxins from the body, has a rejuvenating effect of antioxidant activity, strengthens the nervous system, and relieves irritability and exhaustion. Oil has a relaxing effect, eliminates the feeling of powerlessness and useless doubts about past deeds and errors, eliminates the effects of psychological stress and emotional overload.
Rosewood helps to restore energy and helps to achieve total relaxation. It is a perfect scent for travelers – relieves stress and exhaustion caused by long flights.
Warning: If you have gastritis or peptic ulcer disease the use of essential oil of rose wood is only external! Check individual intolerance.
Combinations: cedar oil, frankincense oil, geranium oil, rosemary oil, mandarin oil and ylang-ylang oil.