Rosewood

Botanical Name:                   Aniba rosaeodora

Synonym:                              bois de rose

Botanical Family:                  Lauraceae

Country of Origin:                 Brazil

Plant Part:                             Wood

Extraction Method:               Steam distillation

Characteristics:                    woody, slightly spicy, sweet, floral

Properties:                            
Antidepressant, antiseptic, bactericide, cephalic, deodorant, insecticide, stimulant

Chemical Constituents:      
α-pinene, camphene, geraniol, neral, geranial, myrcene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, benzaldehyde, linalool oxides, α-terpineol

 

Indications:

 

Mind & Spirit:                                   

 

  • Deeply relaxing, calming, sensual.

 

Body:                         

 

  • Most useful for skin problems such as acne, scars, wrinkles and dull, dry complexions
  • Has a deodorising effect
  • May relieve headaches.

 

Contraindications:                Nil

Note:                                     Top to middle

Odour Intensity:                    4

Blends well with:                 
Bergamot, cedarwood, frankincense, geranium, lavender, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

Traditions:                

The Amazon Indians used Rosewood medicinally for wounds and skin complaints.  Valued for its fragrant wood it was used for 19th century English furniture.

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