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
Antidepressant, antiseptic, bactericide, cephalic, deodorant, insecticide, stimulant
α-pinene, camphene, geraniol, neral, geranial, myrcene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, benzaldehyde, linalool oxides, α-terpineol
Mind & Spirit:
- Deeply relaxing, calming, sensual.
- Most useful for skin problems such as acne, scars, wrinkles and dull, dry complexions
- Has a deodorising effect
- May relieve headaches.
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
The Amazon Indians used Rosewood medicinally for wounds and skin complaints. Valued for its fragrant wood it was used for 19th century English furniture.