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 source rosewood oil from a Peruvian company that works with local farmers and encourages them to grow rosewood sustainably in addition to their existing plantations to provide them with a fixed income and promote the conservation of the Amazonian primitive forest.