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Aniba rosaeodora

Rosewood essential oil, known for its sweet, floral, and slightly woody aroma, is extracted from the wood of the Aniba rosaeodora tree. The oil is cherished for its soothing fragrance and array of therapeutic properties.

Origin of Rosewood Essential Oil

Rosewood essential oil is extracted through steam distillation from the wood chips and sawdust of the Aniba rosaeodora tree. This tree is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest, with Brazil being a significant source. However, due to over-harvesting, the Rosewood tree has become endangered in some regions, and sustainable sourcing practices are now more crucial than ever.

A Historical Journey

Rosewood’s story is one of allure and reverence. The wood of the Aniba rosaeodora tree was prized for its beautiful, rich color and fragrant smell. In the early 1900s, French perfumers became enamored with the captivating scent of Rosewood and began to use the oil extensively in high-end perfumes. The oil was so popular that the demand led to extensive harvesting, putting the trees at risk.

The indigenous tribes of the Amazon have long revered the Rosewood tree. They used every part of the tree – from the leaves to the wood – for medicinal purposes. The oil was believed to have healing properties and was used in traditional remedies for pain relief, infections, and even as an aphrodisiac.

One legend from the Amazon tells of a forest spirit who resided in the Rosewood tree, guarding the health and vitality of the forest. It was believed that using Rosewood in rituals and medicines helped to communicate with this spirit, seeking protection and healing for the tribe.

Benefits of Rosewood Essential Oil

  1. Antidepressant Qualities: The calming scent is known to uplift mood and combat depression and anxiety.

  2. Antiseptic Properties: It has antiseptic properties and can be used in treating minor wounds and infections.

  3. Skin Health: The oil is excellent for the skin, promoting cell regeneration and elasticity, and reducing signs of aging.

  4. Pain Relief: It can be used to relieve headaches and muscle & joint pain.

  5. Immune Booster: Rosewood oil is believed to have immune-boosting properties.

Uses of Rosewood Essential Oil

  1. Aromatherapy: Add a few drops to a diffuser for a calming and uplifting atmosphere.

  2. Skincare Products: Incorporate into creams, soaps and serums for an added boost in promoting skin health.

  3. Massage Oil: Blend with a carrier oil for a soothing massage that can relieve aches and pains.

  4. Perfumes: Use as a natural fragrance in homemade perfumes.

  5. Meditation and Rituals: Use in meditation or rituals for its spiritual properties and connection to Amazonian traditions.

As with any essential oil, it is important to use Rosewood essential oil with caution. Always dilute it with a carrier oil before applying it to the skin, and consult a healthcare provider before using it for therapeutic purposes, especially on children or pregnant women. Additionally, considering the environmental impact of harvesting Rosewood, it’s essential to opt for sustainably sourced Rosewood essential oil.

Goodies with Rosewood

Night Watch Refill

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Night Watch

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Handmade Natural Vegan Deodorant. Aluminium-free and plastic-free. Holistic and Aromatherapeutic. This Herbal Deodorant is made with Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and White Kaolin Clay. It’s perfume- and colourants-free. It’s scented with Tea Tree, Rosemary and Rosewood essential oils. They help control underarm odour related to perspiration. The good news is it won’t block your sweat pores. It prevents bacteria growth under your armpits so there is no odour when sweat appears. If you have never used antiperspirant alternatives, please allow a couple of weeks for your body to adjust and detox. You might experience slightly increased sweating but bear in mind it is transitional.

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