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Sacred Incense - Rosewood Oil

Essential Oil, 10 Ml (SKU 3959)

Pure Rosewood essential oil of excellent quality and fragrance.



Rosewood oil is extracted from Aniba rosaeodora, an evergreen tree that's indigenous to Peru and Brazil. It has a wonderful refreshing and flowery aroma with a slight woody undertone. The frequency of Rosewood has its own particular energy and leaves a luxurious tone of clarity and fruitiness in it's wake. The essential oil of Rosewood is said to be stimulating and powerful in creating energy enrichment. It is an excellent pacifier that calms your mind and relaxes your senses. The anti-depressant, stimulating and uplifting properties of this oil instills confidence as it is known to bring fire and helps in regaining your energy naturally.

Other names: Rosewood, Aniba rosaedora, Palo de Rosa, Pau Rosa, Bois de Rose Femelle, Pau Ferro, Cara-cara.

Rosewood oil has for a long time been used in the preparation of more expensive perfumes and soaps. The oil contains high amounts of linalool, which can be transformed into a number of derivatives for the flavour and fragrance industries, although nowadays the industry uses mainly synthetic forms of linalool. The wood itself has a long history of use for making furniture, boats, flooring, plywood, veneer and the making of musical instruments. Because of its density and durability, Rosewood is often used in Chinese martial arts weaponry, particularly as the shaft of spears.

Rosewood belongs to the Lauraceae (Laurel family). It is an aromatic, evergreen tree that is native to Southern Brazil and to Bolivia. It is a fast growing thornless tree which blooms in spring. Leaves are briefly decidious, leathery and trivial. They are alternate, opposite and imparipinnate. They can be up to 12 cm long. Individual leaflets are about 6cm long. The foliage of the Rosewood is similar to that of the Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia). Flowers are grouped in axillary or terminal racemes, and bloom in spring. They are yellow, with a brown part at its basis. The fruits are brown, flattened and winged, similar to that of some Maple trees, and can be more than 7 cm long. Rosewood oil is steam distilled from the wood, branches and roots of the tree.

Rosewood oil fragrance has calming and steadying effects on the nerves. The scent is relaxing and calming, and is said to work similar to an aphrodisiac. Uplifting and reviving to the senses. It is often used during meditation, because it relaxes without causing drowsiness.

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