Rosewood oil is praised in perfumery for its unique rosy, spicy and woody aroma with a hint of citrus. In skincare, it is thought to have antimicrobial, balancing and conditioning properties.
The rosewood tree (Aniba rosaeodora) is native to Amazonia and Guyana. Its rose-tinted and fragrant wood has been overexploited in the last few decades to make furniture and essential oils, leaving this rare plant endangered. This is why the oil is now very hard to purchase as harvests are highly controlled to protect the tree's future.
Lush buy rosewood oil from a sustainable plantation in Brazil. The trees are not cut down as the oil is obtained through the distillation of coppiced branches.