More About Our Rosewood Essential Oil
Size: 5 ml violet glass bottle
Distillation: Steam distilled from wild harvested leaves, branches and twigs
Botanical name: Aniba roseodora
Note: This wild-harvested oil from Brazil is distilled from twigs and leaves rather than 40 year old heartwood trees, making it a much more sustainable choice.
Cautions: Beware of purchasing rosewood from commercially branded sources. Much of the rosewood oil produced is actually a combination of geranium and palmarosa essential oils with a small amount of sandalwood added.
Homeopathic Properties of Rosewood Essential Oil
- Relaxant–nervous system
- Stimulant–immune system
Internal–oral homeopathic dosage, inhalation, diffusion, suppository
External—topical application, skin, bath, massage, spinal and local compress, energy centers and meridian points
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Though some species of rosewood are on the endangered species list, after careful consideration, we have chosen to continue to offer this rare and beautiful oil, in faith that boycotting an herbal product does not necessarily contribute to its return to health and balance.
Seeking out reliable sources who are working to produce these oils sustainably, and supporting them, does contribute, and that is what we have done.
As my indigenous elders continually remind me, if we stop honoring and using the gifts that are offered, we become disconnected from the whole of life. It is better to use what is offered from a plant species, give thanks for it, appreciate it, use it respectfully and modestly, and send prayers for its speedy recovery!
This is how the indigenous elders supported the return of the bald eagle and the salmon runs when both were decimated years ago in Alaska. Now both of these species have grown strong, and the bald eagle has been officially removed from the endangered species list.
This may seem like a naive or oversimplified belief, yet when one begins to comprehend the power that our actions and intentions carry to manifest change, this perspective resonates with truth.
This beautiful and powerful oil is a relaxant without making one sleepy or drowsy. It makes a wonderful addition to blends for massage and spinal oil treatments, bringing a sense of calm, centering, and emotional stability.
It is a great anti-viral, which is often a hidden factor in heart ailments. And it is so gentle that it can be used for massage on children and even babies when properly diluted.
Rosewood relaxes, stabilizes, and balances the nervous system, and can relieve headache and nausea.
A lymphatic system cleanser, it is also a good oil for use as an underarm deodorant, working on two levels at once; stimulating circulation in the lymph glands and deodorizing.
It can be used to treat vaginal candida infections, by putting several drops of oil on a tampon and inserting it vaginally overnight.
- Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
- Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
- Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
- All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.