Rosewood Essential Oil Recipes, Uses and Benefits - EO Spotlight

Rosewood Essential Oil Recipes, Uses and Benefits - EO Spotlight

Rosewood essential oil is truly a very special essential oil. It comes from the wood of the rosewood tree. It has a sweet wood aroma that works on the mind and emotions for grounding and centering. Here you will learn the uses and benefits of rosewood oil plus DIY rosewood essential oil recipes you can make.

This gentle oil can be used in a variety of skincare recipes, it is gentle enough for any skin type. It is beloved for its anti-aging properties to help combat premature aging.

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Rosewood Essential Oil Facts

Rosewood trees are in the endangered species list due to them being harvested unethically. The essential oil is commonly used in perfumery and cosmetics.

Best to use this oil sparingly if you are lucky enough to find and purchase this essential oil. If buying, be sure to pick a reputable supplier that offers it from a sustainably harvested source.

Need a Rosewood Essential Oil substitute? Try Ho Wood or Palmarosa.

Botanical Name Aniba rosaeodora
Botanical Family Lauraceae
Aka bios de rose, Brazilian Rosewood, Rosewood Tree
Aroma Spicy, sweet, floral, woody, warm, fruity
Note Middle
Extraction Method Steam distilled
Plant Part Used Wood
Shelf Life 4 years
Kid Safe? Yes
Safety Concerns Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant


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Rosewood Essential Oil Blends Well With:

  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Rosemary
  • Mandarin
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Bergamot
  • Cinnamon
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Peppermint
  • Black Pepper

Therapeutic Uses:

Bronchial infection, tonsillitis, cough, stress headaches, convalescence, acne, eczema, psoriasis, scarring, insect bites and stings, nervousness, depression, anxiety, stress-related conditions.

Therapeutic Properties:

Analgesic, anthelmintic, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, calmative, cytophylactic, insect deterrent, spasmolytic, stimulant, tonic.

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Rosewood Essential Oil Benefits

Check out some of the benefits of rosewood essential oil:

  • Brings stability to the nervous system
  • Tones and balances the skin 
  • Helps with feelings of confidence
  • Assists with minor pain and inflammation
  • Creates a sense of calm and empowerment
  • Helps regulate scalp and hair oils
  • Boosts capacity to fight viruses and bacteria
  • Stimulates cell regeneration
  • Eases unwanted muscle spasms
  • Promotes a good nights sleep

Rosewood Oil Uses

Here are some wonderful uses for rosewood:

Meditation: Use during meditation to assist with calming the mind.

Bedtime: Use in a nighttime diffuser blend with vetiver.

Bathing: Add to a warm bath for a restorative experience.

Hair Conditioner: Add 1 drop to hair conditioner before applying to hair for healthy scalp and hair.

Face Oil: Add a drop to rosehip oil and apply to skin to promote glowing, youthful skin.

Perfume: Use its exotic aroma as a natural perfume.

Skin Healing: Use on scrapes and cut to help skin heal (dilute first).

Where to Buy Rosewood Essential Oil

This oil can be elusive at times and because it is on the endangered species list, you may choose to avoid using and buying this oil. If you do purchase, look for a reputable essential oil brands that use sustainable harvesting. Country of origin: Brazil.

Here is how Rocky Mountain Oil describes this oil:

Rosewood Essential Oil is part of the Rocky Mountain Oils Skin Care collection. The oil is gentle enough for any skin type, including oily, sensitive, and mature complexions. You can also add Rosewood to your DIY deodorants. Use in an aroma inhaler or diffuse in your home to encourage deep contemplation about your spiritual self. Rosewood Essential Oil is also a great calming oil that may help deal with things one step at a time.  Buy Here

Rosewood Essential Oil Rocky Mountain Oils - Where to Buy

Essential Oil Blends with Rosewood

Here are a few Synergy Blends with Rosewood plus what essential oils are in each one.

Aligning by Rocky Mountain Oils

    • Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora)
    • Spruce (Picea mariana)
    • Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
    • Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum)
    • Base of 75% Fractionated Coconut Oil

Description: Aligning blend brings feelings of comfort and calmness, helping you to center your emotions and bring inner peace. In addition, Aligning can help you build greater feelings of confidence, courage, and self-esteem. The oils is like having your own chiropractor in a bottle. It is designed to support the proper alignment of your body while assisting the body's natural healing process.

Baby Skin by Rocky Mountain Oils

    • Cucumber Seed
    • Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora)
    • Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii)
    • Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
    • Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
    • Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
    • Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
    • Rose (Rosa x damascena)
    • Base of 40% Fractionated Coconut Oil

Description: Every day, we deal with stress, environmental threats, and a variety of other factors that can wreak havoc on our skin. Baby Skin is a unique blend of essential oils that help balance your skin and complexion. Use Baby Skin in your daily skincare routine to slow the appearance of wrinkles, rejuvenate skin, promote greater elasticity, and diminish the appearance of scars.

Align by Edens Garden

    • Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
    • White Spruce (Picea glauca)
    • Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora)
    • Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum)

Description: Align is a blend of exact precision to ensure you receive the very best to restore balance. Just a few drops can release a soothing wind of calm and grounding. To handle life’s many curve balls, find and embrace those moments of solidarity and calm through Align’s earthy aroma. So take a deep breath, feel your feet on the ground and remind yourself of your natural and beautiful resilience.

Rosewood Essential Oil Blends Edens Garden - Where to Buy

Rosewood Essential Oil Recipes & Diffuser Blends

If you do not have rosewood oil, try ho wood oil in any of these recipes below as a substitution.

 1. Simply Rosy Roll On

Directions: Add all recipe ingredients to the roll-on bottle. Shake to blend together, roll onto arms, chest, and neck for a rosy experience. 3% dilution.


 2. Restless Leg Roller Recipe

Directions: Add all recipe ingredients to the roll-on bottle. Shake to blend together, roll onto legs and feet when nearing bedtime. 5% dilution.

 3. Peaceful Easy Feelin Diffuser Blend

Directions: Add essential oil drops to your aromatherapy diffuser with recommended water for the tank. Turn diffuser machine on and enjoy. Read more about diffusing essential oils.

Rosewood Essential Oil Diffuser Blend by Loving Essential Oils - Peaceful Easy Feelin Diffuser Blend with calry sage and rosewood oil

 4. Rosewood and Tangerine Roll-On Perfume

Directions: Add all recipe ingredients to the roll-on bottle. Shake to blend together, roll onto arms, chest, and neck for a natural perfume. 5% dilution.


 5. Yoga Grounded Inhaler

  • 6 drops Frankincense
  • 4 drops Rosewood
  • 4 drops Cypress
  • Blank Inhaler

Directions: Add oils to your personal aromatherapy inhaler. Use as needed when you want an immune boost.

 6. Antique Wood Diffuser Recipe

Directions: Add essential oil drops to your aromatherapy diffuser with recommended water for the tank. Turn diffuser machine on and enjoy. Read more about diffusing essential oils.

Rosewood Essential Oil Diffuser Recipe by Loving Essential Oils | Antique Wood with cedarwood, eucalyptus, sandalwood, and rosewood

 7. Energy Balancing Bath Blend

  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Rosewood
  • 2 drops Sweet Orange
  • 1 tablespoon Castile Soap

Directions: Add all ingredients into a small bowl and blend together, add to warm-hot bathwater and swirl with hand to mix in. Get into the bath immediately to enjoy aromatherapy bathing. Pamper yourself on special occasions with this luxurious bath recipe.


General Essential Oil Precautions

Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.

Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10).

If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), you may perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil, read more here.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues here.

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Jennifer Lane - Certified Aromatherapist

BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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