Rosewood | Latin Name: Aniba rosaeodora | Family: Lauraceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Wood Chippings
A colourless to pale yellow oil with a very sweet, floral, woody aroma with a spicy hint.
It is a medium-sized tropical, evergreen tree with a reddish bark and heartwood and yellow flowers. The tree is used extensively for timber. The essential oil is distilled from the wood. There are several different species of timber all known as Rosewood, however, the essential oil is only distilled from the above species. French Guiana used to produce the Cayenne type, which is superior in quality to the Peruvian or Brazilian types.