(Last Updated on : 07-08-2015)
Rosewood Oil is an essential oil which possesses a wide range of therapeutic qualities. This essential oil is useful for lifting depression, fighting frigidity and impotence and for skin rejuvenation. It has excellent cell stimulant and tissue regeneration properties, making it a valuable ingredient in mature skin care. It is a versatile oil that blends well with other wood, citrus, spice, herbaceous and floral oils. Its external massage or application in the body cleans and strengthens the aura. It is probably one of the best oils for dry skin and hair. It removes anxiety and fear. The oil has a slightly spicy, floral and sweet smell.
Origin of Rosewood Oil
Rosewood oil is extracted from Aniba Rosaeodora
from the Lauraceae family and also known as "Bios De Rose" and "Brazilian Rosewood". The plant is an evergreen tree that is indigenous to Peru and Brazil. This aromatic tree can grow up to 40 meters high and is distinguishable by its reddish bark and yellow flowers.
Extraction of Rosewood Oil
Rosewood oil is extracted from the wood chippings or shavings of the rosewood trunk. This oil is produced via steam distillation, which works by vaporizing the oil and the active ingredients in it so they can be extracted and condensed.
Health Benefits of Rosewood Oil
Rosewood has a very warming and energizing effect with antiseptic, cell regenerative, tonic, alterative, relaxant and euphoric properties. The therapeutic properties of rosewood oil are anti-depressant, mildly analgesic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, cephalic, deodorant, insecticide and stimulant.
Uses of Rosewood Oil
Reduces headaches, colds, coughs, fever and infections and is a boost for the immune system.
Its aphrodisiac properties are useful to sort out sexual problems such as impotence and frigidity.
It is an excellent oil to use in skincare, as it sorts out dull, dry and oily skin, while having a cell stimulant and tissue regenerating action.
In vapour therapy rosewood oil can help with nausea and stress-related problems, while lifting depression.
It has tissue-regenerating properties that help prevent wrinkles and premature aging, and also works well for preventing a variety of skin conditions.
Rosewood oil also has wound-healing actions, making it an ideal first-aid remedy for cuts and insect bites.
Rosewood oil also works as an effective insect repellent that repels mosquitoes, bugs and ants.
Rosewood oil blends especially well with all citrus and floral oils. This oil mixes well with the following oils: Geranium
, Jatamansi, Angelica
, Dhavana, Vetiver
, Lilac and Neroli