Latin name: Aniba rosaeodora. 

Distilled part: wood


  • Linalool 70 to 95%
  • Geraniol <3%
  • Benzyl benzoate <2%
  • Limonène <1%

Rosewood essential oil is made out of rosewood tree wood that grows in Amazonia and Madagascar. It had been withdrawn from sale because it participated in deforestation. Now it is back on sale but under strict control.

Rosewood essential oil is very rich with linalool and thus has antiseptic, anti-infectious, antiparasitic and immunostimulating properties. Add to a diffuser to spread the aroma in the room.

The oil can be used in cosmetic formulas as well. Because rosewood essential oil has tissue regenerating and firming properties. It acts as an anti-ageing component for toning and tightening the skin tissues. 

How to use rosewood essential oil for skincare?

Here are a few recipes for mature, sensitive, dry skin. It will work well for stretch marks,  scars, eczema, psoriasis and dermatosis as well.

Anti-ageing serum recipe for a 10 ml bottle:

  • 5 ml rosehip oil
  • 5 ml argan oil
  • 2 drops Rosewood or HO wood essential oil
  • 2 drops of Rosat geranium essential oil

Serum recipe for dry and sensitive skin for 10 ml bottle:

  • 3 ml HV Borage oil
  • 3 ml HV Rosehip oil
  • 2 ml HV Calendula oil
  • 2 ml HV Avocado oil
  • 2 drops Rosewood or HO wood essential oil
  • 2 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil

OR you can apply the rosewood essential oil on the skin directly or on the affected area (for example, eczema) 1 to 2 drops diluted in a teaspoon of calendula oil.

How to use rosewood essential oil for health issues?

Rosewood essential oil can also be used during healing from different infections, fungi,  and even parasites. All that thanks to linalool. This ingredient is antiseptic and anti-infectious.

Skin applications during bronchitis, colds, and ENT infections:

  • use 1 to 2 drops of rosewood essential oil diluted in 1 teaspoon of hazelnut oil. Apply this mixture on the chest and back 3x per day. You can also apply on toes to stimulate the reflex zone of the ENT sphere

Skin applications for cutaneous mycosis:

  • apply the same mixture directly on the area 2x a day
How to use rosewood essential oil for psycho-emotional issues?

The rosewood essential oil can also be used for soothing, calming stress and anxiety, depression.

  • Add 2 drops of rosewood essential oil into 1 tsp of hazelnut oil. Apply 2x daily of on the plexus and wrists, breath deeply.
What other ingredients can replace rosewood essential oil?

Bois de Ho essential oil is rich with linalool as well and can replace the rosewood essential oil. For immunity and ENT sphere you can switch with Ravintsara. But for fungal diseases such as mycosis, can be easily replaced by Tea tree essential oil.

Any questions left? Don’t hesitate to ask them in comments below!