Rosewood oil is steam distilled from the wood of the tree. This tree grows in Brazil and is mostly used commercially for the wood! It is unique oil that can be hard to find in therapeutic quality.
Because of Rosewood brings emotional stability and empowerment, it is found in many professionally made blends that I use.
I designed this section on Rosewood Oil so you could use it as a fun and easy reference guide. It will tell you how to use your oil and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun tips, testimonials and oil trivia!
As I receive new tips and testimonials they will be added to the page, so check back often!
Because of the limited supply of rosewood and the deforestation, rosewood is no longer available as a single oil.
What is the Genus Species? Aniba rosaeodora
Why is this information important? It is always a good idea to know your source and the genus species of your essential oil, so you know what you are getting!
For instance, rosewood oil is often times adulterated with Palmarosa essential oil. Too many companies label essential oils generically which means none of us know what they are putting in the oils they sell to us. So always purchase your oil by the common name and the genus species name.
Where is the name derived from? I couldn't find information on exactly where rosewood got its name. But I am assuming that it is because many believe that the oil smells like a rose!
Why is this information so important? It's not, it's just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Wood
What is the ORAC Value? 113,200 µTE/100g
Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,400; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that the French have used so much Rosewood for furniture, flooring, guitars and oils, that the tree has now become endangered?
What are the Plant Properties? Calming and centering.
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Rosewood Oil? Supports healthy skin.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its sweet and woody aroma makes is grounding and relaxing.
What is the Spiritual Influence? This oil has interesting spiritual influences and that is why it is used in so many of the professionally made blends that I use for emotional release, trauma and encouragement.
It is said that Rosewood creates peace and security. But I believe it goes deeper than that. In Deborah Eidson's book, she says it "Opens the inner ear and compassion". When the inner ear opens, our creativity peaks and expands all the chakras in the body, but specifically the heart chakra. This is very powerful.
The heart chakra holds the emotions of grief and sadness. This is why this oil has been associated with alleviating. And mixed with other oils can be very effective for releasing abusive memories.
Valor Essential Oil is a professionally made blend that contain rosewood oil that help us release the old and bring on the new energies that are required to move forward spiritually.
What Chakra is Affected? Expands the heart chakra.
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Green
How do I use it?
Use NEAT (undiluted). Then,
Can this oil be used for Pets? Yes
This oil is in many of the professionally made blends that I use for the horses. Most of those blends are for behavioral problems (see the spiritual section and introduction above).
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Pine and citrus products and oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils when wanting results! Rosewood oil has no known contraindications. It is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS).
Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that Rosewood can contain between 70-95% monoterpene alcohols? This group of alcohols is gentle and has aromas that are enjoyable. They have many therapeutic benefits as well! Other examples are Geranium and Lavender Essential Oils.
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