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Botanical:Aniba rosaeodora Ducke
Family: Lauraceae
Plant Portion:Chopped wood from the tree
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: Mainly Peru, French Guniea, and Brazil where the tree is native to. The Amazon rainforest is also home to the Rosewood tree.
Description: The Rosewood tree is a type of evergreen that grows in the Amazon. The bark of the tree is reddish in color as is the as is the wood at the heart of the tree as well. The flowers that form on the Rosewood tree are yellow.
Color: Oil is yellow. Wood and bark are red.
Historical Uses: Known to reduce the effect of minor ailments such as a cough or cold, headaches, and infections. Also used as a fever reducer. Helps to alleviate skin problems as well as rejuvenate the skin by stimulating skin cells.
History: In huge demand throughout the 1900's. Rosewood oil was used as one of the key ingredients in the perfume Chanel No. 5. For several decades the tree was a victim of deforestation and the demand has since decreased.
Mixes With:Rosewood mixes well with practically any other essential oil but is especially pleasing when mixed with floral and citrus scents.