Rosewood essential oil: properties, benefits and uses
Rosewood essential oil is the skin's best friend. A powerful tissue regenerator, it tones and regenerates tissues, softens and firms the epidermis, and treats stretch marks, wrinkles, eczema, acne and skin conditions.
Excellent lymphatic tonics and rich in linalool, rosewood, HÔ wood and shiu wood essential oils have anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties - and strengthens the immune system. It is also immunomodulating, analgesic and antispasmodic.
What are the main properties of rosewood essential oil?
• Immune tonic
• Skin regenerating
• Balancing and nerve tonic
How to use rosewood essential oil?
The essential oil of asian rosewood (Cinnamomum camphora linaloliferum) and HÔ wood essential oils are very well tolerated and offers an effective substitute for the essential oil of Amazonian rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), the trade of which is restricted because it is a protected species.
Methods of application:
• Skin application and massage
• Bath or shower
• Inhalation (dry or wet)
Who is rosewood contraindicated for?
Rosewood and HÔ wood essential oils should not be used by pregnant or breast-feeding women, by children under 7 years old, by people who are allergic to essential oils, by asthmatics without the advice of an allergist, by people with epilepsy or a history of convulsive disorders. If you are undergoing medical treatment or suffering from a chronic illness, consult a health specialist before use..
How to apply rosewood essential oil to relieve and regenerate skin lesions?
Asian rosewood and HÔ wood essential oils are known for its regenerating and firming properties and restores the radiance of damaged or weakened skin.
Scars and stretch marks
Gently massage with 5 drops of Asian rosewood or HÔ wood essential oil diluted in 10 drops of rose hip vegetable oil. From 12 years+.
Mix 1 drop of Asian rosewood or HÔ wood essential oil and 5 drops of sweet almond vegetable oil with 1 hazelnut-sized amount shea butter. Apply the mixture to the damaged areas. From 7 years+.
Protection of the skin & skin appendages
In case of skin damaged by wind, cold, household products, chlorine from the swimming pool: mix 1 drop of essential oil of Asian rosewood or HÔ wood with a large dab of coconut vegetable oil.
Apply this treatment every morning. From 15 years+.
How do I use rosewood essential oil in my natural beauty routine??
Dry and irritated skin
Add 3 drops of essential oil of Asian rosewood or HÔ wood to a 30 ml bottle of argan vegetable oil.
Breast firming & beauty treatment
Mix 1 drop of Asian rosewood or HÔ wood essential oil and 5 drops of sweet almond vegetable oil with 1 hazelnut-sized amount shea butter. Apply the mixture to the damaged areas. From 15 years+.
Apply 2 drops of Asian rosewood or HÔ wood essential oil mixed with 1 teaspoon of macadamia vegetable oil daily. From 15 years+.
Anti-wrinkle beauty oil to boost regeneration and radiance
Mix 2 drops of HÔ wood essential oil (or rosewood, or Shiu wood), 2 drops of helichrysum essential oil, 4 drops of Damask rose essential oil and 50 ml of rose hip vegetable oil. From 15 years+.
Apply in the evening by massaging into the face.
How to use rosewood essential oil for rhinopharyngitis?
Certain essential oils are particularly well known for their ability to soothe respiratory ailments. HÔ wood, rosewood, cypress, eucalyptus, noble laurel, myrrh, niaouli, oregano, palmarosa, pine, savory and thyme are specific anti-infectives for the ENT sphere.
Pour 2 drops of HÔ wood or linalool thyme essential oil into a teaspoon of hazelnut vegetable oil and apply to the back of the neck, neck and chest, morning and evening for five days. Suitable for 7 years + .
How to relax naturally?
Mix 1 drop of basil essential oil, 1 drop of HÔ wood or rosewood essential oil, 1 drop of black spruce essential oil,1 drop of Scots pine essential oil and 1 drop of linalool thyme essential oil with 5 drops of arnica vegetable oil. Apply this mixture along the spine three times a day for ten days. From 12 years+.
How to use rosewood essential oil for low blood pressure?
Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by the blood on the walls of the arteries. Abnormally low blood pressure (hypotension) can cause discomfort and fainting, especially when the subject stands suddenly from a sitting position (orthostatic hypotension), or after meals (postprandial hypotension).
Mix 10 drops of HÔ wood or rosewood essential oil, 5 drops peppermint essential oil and 10 drops of palmarosa essential oil with 50 drops of cameline vegetable oil.
Massage the solar plexus with 3 to 4 drops of this mixture, three times a day, six days out of seven continuously in case of permanent hypotension, or for a fortnight in case of hypotensive attack. From 15 years+.
How to benefit from the aromatic virtues of the essential oil of rosewood?
To rid the air of microbes in infectious periods, both preventive and curative, diffuse 5 drops of rosewood or HÔ wood essential oil, 5 drops of niaouli essential oil and 10 drops of ravintsara essential oil. As a precaution, do not diffuse in the presence of children under 7 years. In this case, leave on for 30 minutes then air the room.
In case of insomnia, in a 10 ml bottle, mix in equal parts HÔ wood / rosewood essential oil, petit grain bigarade and orange oil. Diffuse in the bedroom for one hour before going to bed. From 7 years+.
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NB: HÔ wood (Cinnamomum camphora linaloliferum) essential oil is a very effective substitute for the essential oil of Amazonian rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), the trade of which is restricted because it is a protected species.
Disclaimer: This article is intended as a guide and is not a substitute for the advice of a physician, pharmacist, or other health care professional.
For any therapeutic use, consult a doctor or a pharmacist. Refer carefully to the contraindications and precautions for use of each essential oil. In case of doubt, consult a health professional.
Use plants and Essential Oils with care. Before any use, read the information and precautions for use carefully. Always seek the advice of a pharmacist before use.
Extract from 48 essential oils which every home needs to be healthy, practical guide by Top Santé and from 'Aromatherapia' by Isabelle PACCHIONI, Aroma Thera edition.