Essential Oil – Rosewood

£6.25

10ml Bottle

3 in stock

Rosewood Essential Oil

Plant/Part         Tree/Wood

Latin Name     Aniba Roseaodora

Note                Top-middle

Extraction        Distillation

Aroma

Sweet, woody, floral and slightly spicy.

Features

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.

History

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.

Mind

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.

Body

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!

Blends

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.

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