Botanical Name: Aniba rosaeodora
Botanical Family: Lauraceae
Extraction Method: Steam-distilled
Part of Plant Distilled:Branches
Country of Origin: Brazil
Cultivation Method: Eco-cert and Ethically Wild-crafted
Scent Description: Sweet, delicate rosy, floral fragrance with soft, woody undertones
Blends Well with: Bergamot, lavender, ylang, geranium, frankincense, palmarosa, sandalwood, neroli, rose otto, lemon, grapefruit, sweet thyme, vanilla, cinnamon, lilac, gardenia, immortelle and marjoram.
Uses: Positively perfect in light and lovely springtime perfumes. Add to skin care serums, body oils for massage, and baths before bedtime. Diffuse or inhale for its enlightening luxury that calms and comforts frazzled states and end of day exhaustion.
The soft rosy hues of rosewood come from a unique combination of its skin-loving monoterpene alcohols of linalool and geraniol (also naturally occurring in geranium and rose essential oils). This gentle anti-fungal essence also has tonifying qualities that are a salve to stress, a nestler to nerves and a relaxer of tension.
Replenishing Rosewood is absolutely beneficial in skin serums. To harness the benefits, use droplets in baths, massage oils and skin-saving salves. Combine with immortelle, rose otto, lavender and rosehip oils for a mesmerizing medley that will have skin singing with supple smoothness balancing all complexions.
“Emotional attributes: rosewood encourages tranquility and constructive emotional work.”
∼ Keville and Green, Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art
“Rosewood: the essential oil has a soft, mild, sweet woody odour, with rosy notes; a racemic mix of d-and l-linalool dominates (85%), with a-terpineol (3-5%) and a cis- and trans-linalool oxide (3%); based on these constituents it should have anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antimicrobial and anxiolytic actions.”
∼ Jennifer Peace Rhind, Aromatherapeutic Blending