Rosewood essential oil is used in aromatherapy for its calming and regenerative benefits as a healing essential oil. Rosewood essential oil is extracted from the the Brazilian rosewood tree, Aniba rosaeaodora. Recently, legislation has been put in place to protect the rosewood requiring distilleries to plant a new tree when one is cut down.
Rosewood oil has a sweet, spicy, woody, and somewhat floral fragrance. It is one of the best healing essential oils for depression as well as being an ideal skin care essential oil. Rosewood oil is an ideal skin care essential oil because of its ability to stimulate cell and tissue regeneration. It helps to balance dull, dry, and oily skin, specifically benefiting mature, wrinkled skin. It is an anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, stimulant, cephalic, antiseptic, and mildly analgesic essential oil. However, like all essential oils, rosewood oil is highly concentrated and should never be applied directly to the skin, but always diluted in a carrier oil (Neuderm Unscented Oil).