Rosewood Oil – for better mood & immune system support

It’s fall in the northern hemisphere and Rosewood Oil is one that we work with a lot during this season to help us feel more grounded & warmth in the colder months and boost our immune systems as we head into cold & flu season.

Rosewood Oil’s warming and comforting aroma is distinct, complex and comprised of notes of wood, spice, floral with an undercurrent of sweetness.

Brazil and Peru are the main producers of Rosewood oil as it is native to the Amazon region. Rosewood oil is becoming increasingly rare due to the over harvesting of the Rosewood tree for everything from furniture to chopsticks.

This is one of the trees that is being extensively felled in the clearing of the South American rainforests; the continual production of rosewood oil is consequently environmentally damaging.

The Magical properties of Rosewood Oil

Analgesic – analgesics relieve pain without the loss of consciousness

Anticonvulsant -help to normalize the way nerve impulses travel along the nerve cells which helps to prevent and treat seizures. They can also act as mood stabilizers to help treat mental health disorders.

Antidepressant – help relieve the symptoms of depression, such as low mood, anxiety, and worthlessness.

Antimicrobial – An antimicrobial is an agent that kills microorganisms or stops their growth. Antimicrobial medicines can be grouped according to the microorganisms they act primarily against. For example, antibiotics are used against bacteria, and antifungals are used against fungi

Antiseptic – An antiseptic is an antimicrobial substance or compound that is applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction. Antiseptics are generally distinguished from antibiotics by the latter’s ability to safely destroy bacteria within the body, and from disinfectants, which destroy microorganisms found on non-living objects.

Aphrodisiac – An aphrodisiac is a substance that increases sexual desire, attraction, pleasure, or behavior. Substances range from a variety of plants, spices, foods, and synthetic chemicals. 

Bactericidal – A bactericide or bacteriocide, sometimes abbreviated Bcidal, is a substance which kills bacteria. Bactericides are disinfectants, antiseptics, or antibiotics.

Cellular stimulant – The term stimulants cover a broad class of medications & drugs that increase the activity of the central nervous system. Rosewood oil is specifically excellent at regenerating the growth of all cells of the body.

Cephalicof or relating to the head. Calms the mind and relaxes nerves with anti-depressive & stimulating properties that are very grounding. 

Deodorant – a preparation that destroys or masks unpleasant odors

Immune system stimulantnaturally occurring compound that increases a persons resistance to disease

Tissue regenerator – similar to cellular stimulant regeneration is the natural process of replacing or restoring damaged or missing cells, tissues, organs, and even entire body parts to full function in plants and animals.

Tonic – An agent that is supposed to restore or improve health or well-being.

Rosewood oil is 80-97 percent linalol depending on the variety. It also contains terpineol, geraniol, citronella, limonene, pinene.

Rosewood oil is very safe for regular use as it is non-toxic, non-irritant, non sensitizing.

Where Rosewood Oil Shines!

Memory Boosting

Rosewood oil’s neuroprotective properties help to improve memory and help protect you from neurotic disorders. This oil can keep the brain cool, active, sharp, and alert and can take away headaches as well.

Use Tip: diffuse in any space you spend time and use in a well-formulated body product for absorption through the skin into the bloodstream for maximum effectiveness.

Sexual Healing

Rosewood oil’s aphrodisiac properties make it very useful to arouse soft and tender feelings for your partner. This can be very beneficial for those who are losing interest in sex due to tremendous workload, professional stress, worries, and even effects of pollution. The loss of libido or frigidity is an alarmingly growing problem in metropolitan lives. Luckily, Rosewood oil can be a real help.

Use Tip: diffuse when you want to incite arousal and use in a well-formulated body product for absorption through the skin into the bloodstream for maximum effectiveness.

Bye Bye Blues

Rosewood essential oil can assist in improving ill mood and leave you with pleasant feelings within minutes. Which is especially helpful in fall/autumn and winter months when we experience less sun exposure, colder temperatures and more rain activating seasonal depression for some of us. The mild, sweet, spicy, and floral aroma of this oil works to uplift emotions and expand the heart chakra. It can drive away sadness & disappointment and supports you in gaining a new and positive perspective.

Use Tip: diffuse when you want to feel better and use in a well-formulated body product for absorption through the skin into the bloodstream for maximum effectiveness.

Aromatherapy/Home Use

Skin Care: Acne, dermatitis, scars, wounds, wrinkles and general skin care – very mild and safe to use for skin care

Immune System: colds, coughs, fever, infections, stimulates the immune system

Nervous System: frigidity, headaches, nausea, nervous tension and stress related conditions

Once extensively used as a natural source of linalol, now increasingly replaced by the synthetic form. Acetylated rosewood is used in perfumery work – soaps, toiletries, cosmetics and perfumes. The oil is used most in major food categories, alcoholic and soft drinks

Modern Clinical Use

Rosewood has been documented for use in 2010 (Stringer J. 2010. Infection in the clinical environment: challenges and benefits of using essential oils – a therapists perspective. Int J of Clinical Aromatherapy. 7(1): 11-17) or use in combating infection in a middle aged obese woman with acute leukemia and diabetes.

“She had excoriated skin under both breasts, on both sides of her groin and underneath the abdominal apron. These areas were infected with Candida, Pseudomonas, and MRSA and exuded a distinct unpleasant odor that the patient found humiliating. An aqueous cream containing 3% lavender (lavandula augustifola), geranium (pelargonium graveolens) and rosewood (aniba rosaeodora) was applied daily. The amount of exudate decreased substantially in 1 week. The patient felt much happier as she was less sore and smelled much more pleasant. Despite starting chemotherapy, the sores continued to shrink and by the end of the chemotherapy, all excoriated areas had healed.”

General Safety Information

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb’s Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Before using this or any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb’s Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

Get more Rosewood Oil in your life by trying our Seasonal Redolent Rosewood Collection. It's sure to become a favorite for the Fall Season and all year long. 
Amena BelledeSoleil is a Divinely Guided & Gifted holistic lifestyle practitioner, ancient medicine alchemist, natural hair healer, and good steward of Mother Earth who shares her knowledge via content creation for the purpose of elevating human consciousness & vibration. Godspeed!