Botanical Name: Aniba rosaeodora Ducke.
Synonyms: Aniba rosaeodora var. amazonica ; Brazilian rosewood; Peruvian rosewood; bois de rose.
Origin: Native to the forests of the Amazon basin- Brazil and Peru, and in French Guinea. Brazil and Peru are the main producers.
Botanical Description: Evergreen trees growing wild in the forests of Amazon. Is medium sized, tropical with a reddish bark and heartwood, bearing yellow flowers.
Oil Extraction: Rosewod essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the chopped wood. The oil is clear, colorless to pale yellow mobile liquid. Yield 0.8 to 1.6%.
Aroma Profile: The top note is sweet, camphoraceous-peppery. The body note is sweet-woody, floral-spicy. The dry-out is medium tenacity, light floral-woody.
Major Constituents: Linalool (80 to 97%) d- and l- forms of linalool are predominant in Brazil and Peru oils, 1,8-cineol, α-terpineol.
Adulterants: Synthetic linalool.
Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20.
Aromatherapy: Rosewood essential oil is relaxing and gently strengthening.
Blends well with: Most oils.
Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.