Rosewood essential oil, aniba rosaeodora, is steam distilled from the wood, the scent is a combination of sweet, floral, and woody with an herbal hint. Rosewood is antidepressant, comforting and warming oil which has a balancing effect on the central nervous system. Rosewood essential oil alleviates tiredness, lethargy and exhaustion, and is renowned as an aphrodisiac and is valuable for frigidity, impotence and other sexual problems. It is also a skin cell rejuvenator, and is used for treating prematurely aged skin and wrinkles.
Rosewood, aniba rosaeodora, is a medium sized, tropical, evergreen tree with a reddish bark and heartwood, bearing yellow flowers. Native to the Amazon region with Brazil and Peru being the main producers, this is one of the trees being extensively felled in the clearing of the South American rainforests. The essential oil is obtained through steam distillation of the wood chippings. There are several species of timber all known as rosewood; however, the essential oil is distilled only from the aniba rosaeodora.
Rosewood essential oil blends well with with most essential oils, especially citrus, woods, and florals.
Rosewood oil cautions - Non toxic, non irritant, non sensitizing.
Rosewood oil properties - Mildly analgesic, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antimicrobal, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, cellular stimulant, cephalic, deodorant, stimulant (immune system), tissue regenerator, tonic.