Essential Oil Profile: Rosewood


Latin Name: Aniba roseodora

Family:  Lauraceae

Plant Part: Wood chips

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Middle Element: Metal, Water

Functional Groups: Alcohol

Type: Balancing

Ayurvedic Doshas (Balances): Vata, Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Rose-like, fresh, woody, sweet, floral, slightly spicey.

For Skin Type: Dry, mature, acne, oily, normal.

Cautions: None

Physical Uses: Colds, flu, fever, vaginitis, nail fungus, athlete’s foot, cough, immune sysytem, tooth ache, pain in joints and muscles, scars, aphrodisiac.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Strengthening, courage, uplifting, depression.

Other Uses: Spiritual, meditation, jet lag, with children.

Blends Well With: Flowers, woods, citrus, roots, spices.


Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level, 2001-2011.