Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil

A rare and expensive fragrant essential oil obtained from the Brazilian rosewood.
Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil


Aniba rosaeodora wood oil is an essential oil distilled from the wood of the Aniba rosaeodora, or Brazilian rosewood. It is a rare and expensive fragrance used in skincare products and perfumes.

Rosewood oil mainly consists of linalool (up to 80%), as well as minor compounds such as terpineol, linalool oxides, and geraniol – which combine to produce the final rosewood scent.

Brazilian rosewood is a tree native to the Amazon rainforest. It is currently endangered due to the dramatic overharvesting and unsustainable rosewood oil production, which is destroying the species. The entire tree must be cut into small wood chips and distilled to isolate the essential oil (with only a 1% yield of the total wood mass).


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