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Rosewood Essential Oil

Rosewood Essential Oil

Rosewood Essential Oil is sometimes referred to as Bois de Rose Oil.

Aromatically, the oil has a subtle, yet surprisingly sweet, woody, fruity aroma with a floral quality to it. I don't typically refer to wood oils as "beautiful" oils, but this certainly is a beautifully aromatic oil that holds a dear place in holistic aromatherapy as well as natural perfumery. It is a versatile oil that blends well with other wood, citrus, spice, herbaceous and floral oils.

Sadly, Rosewood is now a seriously endangered species, and the production of Rosewood Oil is a strong contributor to the significant reduction in the species. Whenever possible, consider sourcing alternatives to Rosewood Essential Oil or purchase it from reputable suppliers that are conscientious of how they source their Rosewood Oil.

You may find Ho Wood Essential Oil to be a lovely, aromatic substitute for Rosewood Oil.

Botanical Name

Aniba rosaeodora

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Wood

Color

Clear with a Yellow Tinge

Consistency

Thin

Perfumery Note

Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium

Aromatic Description

Sweet, woody, fruity, floral aroma.

Rosewood Essential Oil Uses

Acne, colds, dry skin, dull skin, fever, flu, frigidity, headache, oily skin, scars, sensitive skin, stress, stretch marks. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]

Major Constituents

Linalool
a-Terpineol
(Z)-Linalool oxide
(E)-Linalool oxide
1,8-Cineole

[B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1981-1987 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1989), 118-119. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 409.]

Safety Information

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Rosewood Oil. However, they precaution to avoid use of the oil if it has oxidized. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 410.]

Shelf Life

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General Safety Information

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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