Essential Oil Profiles

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

Rosewood Essential Oil

Cleansing, balancing, healing (a.k.a. bois de rose)

Rosewood essential oil has a beautiful, deep scent that makes every part of you go 'aaah...' It balances the emotions, warming you up and calming you down in the very best way.

Rosewood oil is a very strong cleanser - anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, as well as being an immune system stimulant.

Rosewood is also a powerful skin regenerator and healer, especially good for mature skin types as well as problem skin conditions and scarring.

Its warming, balancing, aphrodisiac properties may help sexual problems such as impotence and frigidity.

Sadly, rosewood has become an endangered species. If you must have it, make sure you buy rosewood essential oil only from suppliers who ethically source their products. I've eliminated rosewood from all my recipes to try to help preserve it. If you want to use it, it makes a great replacement for palmarosa or rose geranium.

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Aniba rosaeodora

An evergreen tree that grows up to 40 meters (125 feet) high with red bark and yellow flowers. The essential oil is steam distilled from the wood chips.

Deep, warm, woody, fruity, floral scent that's just a little rose-like.

Therapeutic Action

calms nervous tension and anxiety

reduces stress

balances emotions

lifts mood; antidepressant


reduces pain

boosts the immune system

regenerates tissue

moisturizes, heals and revitalizes skin

powerful disinfectant; anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal

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Rosewood's strong base note blends well with cedar, frankincense, geranium, lavender, orange, rosemary and ylang ylang.


May irritate sensitive skin. Do not use during pregnancy.

What Next?

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