Australian Rosewood essential oil

The Australian Rosewood essential oil is one Australia’s newest essential oil distilled by Essentially Australia at our farm site in the Byron Bay hinterland. The aroma of Australian Rosewood is a calming, inspiring, earthy, woody scent reminiscent of the rainforest with subtle hints of sweet and floral notes.  It is an essential oil from a very rare Australian plant, which we also now grow at our plantation site.

Australian Rosewood essential oil calms, gently inspires and energises for creative activities such as yoga, writing, song writing and painting.
Use as an alternative to traditional Rosewood or Rose essential oil or absolute.

Botanical name:  Dysoxylum fraserianum.

Ingredients: 100% v/v pure Australian Rosewood essential oil.

Australian Rosewood Essential Oil Aroma

A calming, inspiring earthy, woody scent reminiscent of the rainforest with subtle hints of sweet and floral notes

Australian Rosewood Essential Oil Benefits

Australian Rosewood essential oil calms, gently inspires and energises for creative activities such as yoga, writing and painting. Strong potential for use in fine perfumery.

Australian Rosewood Essential Oil Uses 

Use in a diffuser, oil burner, air freshener, potpourri, bath, add to natural perfume blends.


Directions and More Uses

Aromatherapy Oil

Add in natural perfume blends, 2 to 4 drops in a diffuser, oil burner or vaporiser for a beautiful, grounding, calming rose aroma.

Blend Australian Rosewood Essential Oil with

Australian Rosewood essential oil is powerful and excellent on its own or blend with woody, spicy, floral oils. Use Australian Rosewood oil sparingly in blends to avoid overpowering. Try blending it with other Essentially Australian oils: Australian Sandalwood Essential oil, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil, Rose Myrtle Essential Oil, Byron Bay Rose Essential oil

Main Actives of Australian Rosewood Essential Oil

Contains alpha-copaene, caryophyllene, 6,9 guaiadiene, ledene, alpha-muurolene, gamma-cadiene, globulol, cubeban-11-ol, alpha-cadinol.


Keep out of reach of children.
Do not ingest.
Store away from direct sunlight.
Store below 30 degrees.

Other Common Names

Rosewood, Rose Mahogany, Australian Rose Mahogany, Turnipwood.

Natural Occurrence in Australia                                                                                                   

The tree is quite rare,  being found in rainforest in New South Wales and Queensland. Australian Rosewood grows to a height of 55 metres and can have a diameter of 3.5 metres in the wild where there is high and regular rainfall, preferring fertile and reasonably moist soils, it tends to grow on its own or in small communities of other Rosewood trees.

Characteristics of Australian Rosewood Essential Oil

Australian Rosewood essential oil has a clear sky blue colour and a thick, honey like consistency. Its aroma can be described as having subtle rosy with earthy, woody, sweet and floral notes. There is a distinctive fresh and inspiring rainforest element in the aroma of Australian Rosewood essential oil.

Extraction and growing Method

Australian Rosewood was grown from seedlings from rare local Australian Rosewood plants. The oil is extracted via steam distillation of the leaves and green branchlets. Australian Rosewood is grown in plantations in the Byron Bay hinterland. Plantation trees are planted in rows, hand harvested and are then steam distilled immediately to maintain quality Australian Rosewood essential oil.

History – Australian Rosewood Essential Oil

Traditional Usage

At present there is no knowledge of indigenous use of this plant, however it would be fair to assume, indigenous ladies would have grabbed pieces of timber from the tree and rubbed shavings on the skin for a lovely perfume effect.

Early European Usage

There is no record of Australian Rosewood essential oil being used by early settlers for essential oil, however the timber of Australian Rosewood was used for fine furniture.

Present Day Usage

Australian Rosewood oil has ideal potential for perfume users, cosmetic makers, aromatherapists, meditation, writers, song writers, .

Chemical Profile of Australian Rosewood Essential Oil  April 2022

delta-elemene                       5.25%
alpha-copaene                      0.58%
beta-elemene                        0.53%
beta-caryophyllene              6.44%
6,9 guaiadiene                      2.46%
allo-aromadendrene           0.87%
gamma-muurolene             2.34%
ledene                                   9.53%
alpha-muurolene                2.68%
gamma-cadinene                1.78%
delta-cadinene                    5.64%
globulol                                2.72%
cubeban-11-ol                     3.71%
alpha-cadinol                      6.51%
gauiazulene                         0.12%

Relative Density: @ 20 C 0.936%
Refractive Index @ 20 C 1.504
Optical Rotation @ 20C +14.8