Rosewood Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-R04
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- Ex Tax: £3.00
Indian Rosewood essential oil (also known as bois de rose) is steam distilled from the wood chippings of the Dalbergia sissoo tree. The medium to large sized tree is native to the foothills of the Himalayas and the Indian subcontinent. It’s a fast-growing, deciduous tree with a crooked trunk, leathery leaves and white-pink flowers.
Dalbergia sissoo, also known as the Himalayan Raintree, is not an endangered species and does not feature on any CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) list.
Indian Rosewood oil is not to be confused with Brazilian Rosewood which comes from the endangered Aniba rosaeodora tree. The Indian tree is grown and produced sustainably through coppicing, and has no links with deforestation.
The essential oil has a fresh, light, sweet, woody aroma with green, spicy, floral hints. Its scent is very similar to Brazilian Rosewood, but is slightly more subdued with its own individual characteristics.
- Species: Dalbergia sissoo
- Plant family: Fabaceae
- Origin: India
- Note: Middle
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Rosewood essential oil has gentle healing properties that are beneficial for the skin. It is suitable for all skin types especially sensitive and damaged skin. It is often used in anti-ageing skincare products as it is believed to have a rejuvenating effect on the skin. Its antiseptic and antibacterial action can also be helpful for acne.
Rosewood is balancing, uplifting and fortifying. It can help lift the spirits and treat depression, lethargy, fatigue and other stress-related conditions.
Rosewood essential oil is a powerful immuno-stimulant and can make a more pleasant alternative to Tea Tree. Is has aphrodisiac properties and can be helpful for sexual problems such as impotence and frigidity. It is also thought to be mildly analgesic.
Blends well with:
With most other most essential oils, particularly citruses and florals.
To lift the spirits & balance emotions
Rosewood is spiritually uplifting, emotionally balancing and great for lifting the soul. Like a hug in a bottle. Try diffusing 2 drops each of Rosewood, Mandarin and Rose or Geranium to restore feelings of inner calm.
To counter tiredness & fatigue
Use in the morning to help wake up or before bed to aid relaxation and a restful night's sleep.
For mornings mix 3 drops Rosewood and 3 drops Lemon into 15ml of SLS free Shower Gel. Or for night time mix a few drops with Lavender essential oil a cotton pad and place inside your pillowcase being going to bed.
For sensitive, damaged or mature skincare
Rosewood essential has valuable regenerative, rejuvenating and anti-ageing properties that are suited to all skin types, particularly sensitive, damaged or ageing skin.
Add 1 drop of Rosewood and 1 drop Frankincense to 10ml of your normal day cream, or our fragrance free Moisturising Cream, or make a facial serum using the same essential oils in 10ml of Apricot Kernel oil.
To boost immunity
Enjoy a weekly bath to boost your immune system: mix 3 drops of Rosewood, 3 drops Lemongrass and 2 drops Sweet Orange essential oil with half a cup of full fat milk or 15ml of our Bath Oil base. Add to a warm bath, lie back and relax, and breathe in deeply to inhale the aromas.
Aphrodisiac massage oil
Rosewood is renowned as a traditional aphrodisiac, which makes it helpful for balancing out any sexual problems such as impotence. For a full body massage mix 15ml Argan Oil, 2 drops Rosewood, 2 drops Clary Sage and 1 drop Ylang Ylang.