Find all the virtues and uses of essential oils in our Rosewood - Hô Wood article.
For use from the age of 15, add 5 drops of Asian rosewood essential oil to 1 teaspoon of each of these vegetable oils: apricot kernel, argan and rose hip.
Firming and beauty of the breasts
For use from the age of 15, apply 2 drops of Asian rosewood essential oil mixed with 1 teaspoon of macadamia vegetable oil every day.
Scars and stretch marks
Gently massage (by peeling and rolling the skin) with 5 drops of Asian rosewood essential oil diluted in 10 drops of rose hip vegetable oil. Recipe reserved for children from 12 years old.
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Precautions for use
Do not use in: pregnant or breast-feeding women, children under the age of three years, persons allergic to one of the components (geraniol, linalool, limonene), persons with asthma without the advice of an allergologist before the first use.
The tree was discovered in 1925 in the Amazonian forest, were Indians had always used it in their traditional pharmacopoeia. Since then, it has been overexploited, and in the 1960s, fifty thousand tonnes were felled every year. In Madagascar this frantic overexploitation caused a scandal and its export was forbidden (see p. 81). Rosewood which is a threatened species is now protected by the International union for conservation of nature (IUCN). Synonymous in the west with refinement and luxury, it has inspired writers from Balzac to Sharyn McCrumb, (The rosewood casket, 1999).
The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.