Latin name: (Aniba rosaedora)
Bois de Rose is a tree. The essential oil is taken from the wood. Bois de rose’s origins are from Brazil and Mexico. Bois de rose has some marvelous uses such as it can be used to treat arthritis, colds, coughs, depression, dry skin, dull skin, emotional imbalance, fever, flu, frigidity, headache, oily skin, rheumatism, scars, sensitive skin and stress.
In some cultures Bois de rose is used to treat stretch marks which occur mostly during pregnancy although that can occur from gaining large amounts of weight to fast. Bois de rose can also be used as an antidepressant. The use of essential oils for medicinal purposes is practiced by many cultures throughout the world.
Essential oils can be found in many products they we use every day and we just aren’t aware that they contain essential oils although most products contain synthetic ingredients created in a laboratory. Bois de rose can be found in many different types of perfumes. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years by many cultures.
The Egyptians used essential oils for medicine, cosmetics, perfumes and other purposes as well much like the Roman’s. One might say that the Egyptians and Romans were the founders of modern medicine. Mother Nature gives us everything that we need for healing and it is all natural.
You can make your own soap, shampoos, ointments, lotions, washes, disinfectants, tinctures and more with the use of essential oils. Essential oils in their pure state can be harmful and cause irritation to the skin so you should wear rubber or latex gloves when working with them. You should always dilute essential oils down with a carrier oil such as almond, sunflower, olive or vegetable oil.
To store your essential oil mixtures you should use a container with an airtight lid and store it somewhere out of direct light or sunlight. This will help to keep your mixtures fresh for each use. When using a new mixture that is made with essential oils you should always perform a spot test on a small area of skin and wait twenty-four hours to make sure that you do not experience an allergic reaction to the mixture.
You should never use essential oil mixtures if you are pregnant, breast feeding, taking an blood-thinner such as Warfin (Coumadin), have breathing problems or taking an MAO inhibitor unless otherwise directed to do so by a licensed medical doctor. You should always discuss it with your doctor before using any type of an essential oil mixture if you have a life threatening disease.
If you are into ‘Go Green’, then you will find that using essential oils in some of the different ways mentioned above will be very beneficial for you as well as for Mother Earth. Below you will find two different ways to use bois de rose essential oil to treat menopausal symptoms.
10 drops Bois de Rose Oil
8 drops Clary-Sage Oil
12 drops Geranium Oil
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
Mix these oils together very well and add to a bath. Relax in the bath for at least 15 minutes. Repeat twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.
Menopause Massage Oil
10 drops Bois de Rose Oil
7 drops Chamomile Oil
3 drops Lemon Oil
8 drops Rosemary Oil
2 drops Tea Tree Oil
2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
Mix these oils together very well and massage into the skin of the stomach, abdominal areas, lower back and the buttocks. Repeat three times a day.