Rosewood Essential Oil

Aniba rosaeodora

Rosewood blends well with the essential oils of Orange, Bergamot, Neroli, Lime, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lavender, Jasmine and Rose.

Known Uses

Rosewood Essential Oil is known for its ability to take away depression, sadness and disappointment and leave you smiling within minutes. It can keep your brain active, sharp and alert and will also improve your memory and help protect you from neurotic disorders. Rosewood can act as an aphrodisiac, being beneficial to those who have lost interest in sex due to a heavy workload, professional stress, and worries.

The sweet smell of this oil can serve as an ideal natural deodorant, and also keep you safe from bacterial infections. It will not only protect from infections, but will also help heal them. It is a mild analgesic and can provide relief from a slight headache, toothache and muscle and joint pain, especially those resulting from colds, influenza, mumps, measles, etc.

Rosewood Essential Oil stimulates the secretion of hormones, enzymes, acids and bile, circulation, digestion and other essential functions of the body. It rejuvenates the skin and keeps it looking healthy and young. It can be useful in the treatment of nausea, vomiting, cough and cold, stress, wrinkles, skin diseases, and acne. Its insecticidal properties and can kill small insects like mosquitoes, lice, bed bugs, fleas and ants. If rubbed on the skin, it keeps away mosquitoes as well.


A native of Brazil, the Rosewood tree (Aniba rosaeodora) is was widely cultivated crop throughout the Amazon region. Huge demands during the 1900s by perfume manufacturers led to the severe deforestation of rosewood trees. International recognition of the scarcity of rosewoods, as well as the introduction of synthetic linalool (a chemical of rosewood oil that contributes to its scent), has greatly reduced the demand for natural rosewood oil over the past few decades.


Rosewood oil is a non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil, and is generally regarded as safe. However, it is considered as best to avoid its application during pregnancy. It can also irritate individuals having sensitive skin.

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