Rosewood trees provide some incredible beauty, aromatic pleasantness, and some amazing therapeutic benefits. But it is also an endangered tree. Finding true rosewood essential oil is extremely difficult, extremely expensive, and often illegal because of the tree’s endangered status. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of essential oils with diverse constituents and abilities… a few that make great rosewood essential oil alternatives.
Rosewood Essential Oil
The benefits to rosewood most people enjoy are the same as what I’ve experienced personally:
- Candida (especially in skin)
- Skin health
- Relaxes your mind and body
- Creates a peaceful and gentle feeling around you
It has a sweet, floral woody aroma that is incredibly relaxing, calming, and encouraging.
Rosewood Chemical Constituents
The two major constituents of Rosewood Essential Oil are:
- a-Terpineol (<7%)
- 1,8 Cineol (<6%)
- Linalol oxide
(those would be really good to look up because I can’t legally discuss the amazing health benefits they can provide on this website)
What I can tell you… is that Rosewood is an oil very special to my heart after its roll in helping me overcome some serious health issues. It was wonderful at lowering my stress response so my flare ups weren’t progressively worsening, and it was a key ingredient to a fantastic essential oil blend that would help me speed up my seizure recovery process.
Alternatives for Rosewood Essential Oil
There are two distinct essential oils that make excellent alternatives to rosewood essential oil:
- Ho Wood
Ho Wood Essential Oil VS Rosewood Essential Oil
The wide range of benefits that ho wood essential oil provides comes from its chemical constituents, some of which include:
Ho Wood has a lightly citrusy floral hint to its woody aroma that is very reminiscent of Rosewood. The camphor provides a slightly cooling sensation when using it topically (need to dilute) that makes it a little different when comparing to Rosewood.
Benefits of Ho Wood:
- Calming and relaxing (mentally and physically)
- Eases inflammation
- Skin health
- May repel mosquitos
- Eases stress
Ho Wood blends exceptionally well with lavender, citruses, vetiver, cinnamon and patchouli.
Coriander Essential Oil VS Rosewood Essential Oil
The wide range of benefits that coriander essential oil provides comes from its chemical constituents, some of which include:
Benefits of Coriander:
- Calming to your digestive tract
- Supportive to your cardiovascular functioning
- Calming to stressed muscles and stiffness
- Soothes crazy hormone imbalances
- Gentle stimulant if you have low energy
- Reduces stress response, irritability, and nervousness
Coriander blends exceptionally well with bergamot, citronella, clary sage, cypress, ginger, jasmine, neroli, Petitgrain, pine, sandalwood, and spices.
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