• Cathy Morris


Updated: Oct 24, 2021

Dalbergia Sissoo (Rosewood Oil)

Not to be confused with Brazilian Rosewood (from the endangered Aniba Rosaeodora species), Dalbergia Sissoo (or Indian Rosewood) is sustainably farmed with no links to deforestation.

Distilled from wood chippings of the tree, this is an woody-floral oil, sweet and very slightly spicy.

This is a non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising oil.

  • Wonderful for use in all skincare products, in particular for acne due to its antiseptic and antibacterial action, dermatitis, wrinkles. A good all-rounder, being good for oily, dry or combination skin.

  • Uplifting and fortifying

  • Helps combat depression, lethargy, fatigue and other stress-related conditions

  • Headaches & nausea

  • Colds, coughs

Fun fact - used in France to make cabinets and carving, and Japan to make chopsticks.

Blends Well With




Ylang Ylang


Sweet Orange

Black Pepper


Recipe Suggestion

Serenity Meditation:

Add 3 drops of Rosewood and 3 drops of Sweet Orange to your diffuser. Relax, breathe and enjoy the aroma while you close your eyes and meditate for 15 minutes.

Essential Oil Safety:

  • Always read the EO safety guidance which should accompany your purchased bottle

  • Always dilute before use (seek advice for recommended quantities)

  • Avoid contact with the eyes/mucous membranes

  • Do not use if pregnant without seeking advice

  • Do not use on children younger than 5 without seeking advice

  • Use lower dilutions for children/elderly

  • Ensure pets can leave the room if diffusing essential oils (they might not like the aroma as much as you do)

  • If you have any medical conditions seek advice

  • Never ingest

  • Stop use immediately if you experience a reaction - inform your therapist and seek medical advice

  • If you are asthmatic or have any other lung condition, test your body response by smelling the caps of each oil before using to ensure the oils do not cause any sensitivity.

And now (drumroll), a reward for getting this far down the blog post - a photo of my favourite animal :-) (Taken by my Dad, Mike Foreman in Zimbabwe, 2021)


"Essential Oil Safety" by Robert Tisserand - E-book published by Elsevier Health Sciences

"The Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils" by Julia Lawless - Updated Edition (2014) published by Harper Thorsons

Base Formula - Rosewood Oil

Get in touch if you'd like to smell any of the oils in my collection, get help with creating your own blend, or have an Aromatherapy massage, hot stone treatment or holistic facial.

Medical Disclaimer - The above information is intended for educational purposes only, and not to be taken as an endorsement or replacement for any particular medical health treatment. Please check with your health provider before embarking on any type of herbal treatment.



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