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Information on Rosewood Oil

Rosewood oil is a very mild type of oil, characterized by a very rich aroma and it is a common ingredient in most expensive perfumes. It is characterized also by a floral, spicy smell and it is very rich in linalool which is responsible for that rather special scent. The market for the rosewood oil has decreased severely because it is commonly harvested from the rain forests. It is always important to check the source of the products which contain rosewood oil.

The exports of rosewood oil from Brazil have decreased significantly since the 1960s, mainly because of the development of a synthetic substitute for linalool. The principle importers of rosewood oil are the United States, Switzerland and France. Regional demand is covered usually by the supplies imported from Argentina. Most of the rosewood oil supplies get purchased by the fragrance industry while the rest gets purchased by multinational companies.

Harvesting Rosewood Plant Oil

Rosewood oil gets extracted from the Anibarosenodora tree which is an exclusive Amazonian species. It is an evergreen tree characterized by yellow flowers and a somewhat red bark and it can grow up to 40 meters in height.

The enormously big tree trunks float down the river during all the flood seasons so that they can be used for the extraction of rosewood oil in the distilleries. The oil gets extracted by utilizing a process called steam distillation. The wood can also be used for chopsticks, carving, cabinet making and building. The companies must plant a new tree for each tree they cut down.

Health Benefits of Rosewood Essential Oil

Rosewood oil is one of the mild types of essential oil and it is very efficient for the skin care of virtually all different types of skin. Those who have wrinkled, dry, sensitive or mature skin should definitely give rosewood oil a try.

It enhances the health of the epidermis layer and regenerates the tissues. It can also come in very handy when it comes to reducing the formation of sebum, toning the skin, preventing oily skin, boils, pimples and blackheads.

Rosewood oil is very efficient in the treatment of puffiness, dryness and irritation of the skin. It is also known for its potent antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial properties. It relieves tension and stress and provides a solution for numerous sexual problems. Rosewood essential oil can also be blended with other types of essential oils as well.

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