Essential Oil – Rosewood
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Rosewood Essential Oil
Latin Name Aniba Roseaodora
Sweet, woody, floral and slightly spicy.
This beautiful oil is distilled from an evergreen tree found in the tropical rain forests of Brazil. The Brazilian essential oil output is vast and to prevent extinction of trees, the government has enacted legislation requiring distilleries to plant a new tree for each one cut down. The tree grows almost one hundred and twenty five feet and has yellow flowers.
Rosewood has only recently been introduced into Aromatherapy. The rose scented heartwood was often used to make cabinets in France as well as brush and knife handles.
Said to stabilise the central nervous system and therefore have an overall balancing effect. Helpful when feeling low, weary and over-burdened with problems – gives an uplifting, enlivening effect.
Effective in fighting viruses and valuable as an antiseptic for the throat. Acclaimed for its aphrodisiac properties and may work wonders in restoring libido and could have some effect on sexual problems such as impotence and frigidity. Its comforting and warming action may rekindle dormant sensual feelings. May help in the relief of headaches especially when accompanied by nausea – probably mitigates some of the effects of jet-lag too. Its deodorising action helps the body cope with excess heat and moisture. A valuable insect repellent.
Effect on skin
A cell stimulant and tissues regenerator which could be useful with cuts and wounds. May even combat ageing skin and wrinkles!
Cedarwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Marjoram, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.
Essential Oils to Avoid
Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon
Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage
High Blood Pressure – Rosemary
Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric
Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy.
Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric
Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Tangerine
They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive.
Avoid stimulants after using essential oils, especially alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. An aftercare advice sheet should be available after your first treatment.