rosewood_aniba_rosaeodora

Amazonian natives have used the bark for its remarkable property to rejuvenate the skin...

Aniba rosaeodora

Note: Middle

Parts Used: wood chips

Source: steam distillation of the wood chippings of the medium-sized tropical, evergreen tree native to the Amazon region, Brazil and Peru.

Description and Odor Effect: colorless to pale yellow liquid with a very sweet, woody-floral fragrance with a spicy hint, a reputed aphrodisiac.

Nature: warming, soothing

Blends well with: most oils, especially citrus, woods and florals

Physical Uses: Rosewood is used in general skin care, and for the treatment of acne, dermatitis, scars, wounds and wrinkles. It has natural emollients that are helpful for sensitive, dry, dull, combination oily/dry skin. Rosewood stimulates the immune system, treats colds, coughs, fever and infections.

Mental and Emotional Uses: The antidepressant qualities calm emotions, making it excellent for treating frigidity, headaches, nausea, nervous tension and stress-related conditions.

This is one of the trees that are being extensively felled in the clearing of the South American rainforests; the continual production of rosewood is consequently environmentally damaging.

Therapeutic Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antifungal, antiseptic (throat), antiviral, aphrodisiac, calmative, cephalic, deodorant, emollient (skin), euphoriant, insecticide, parasiticide, regenerator (skin tissue), stimulant (immune system), tonic, uplifting

Applications: application, aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, inhaler, lightbulb ring, massage, mist spray

Keyword: Calming

Rosewood is used for building, carving and French cabinet making. Nowadays, most rosewood goes to Japan for the production of chopsticks.

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