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Discontinuing Our Rosewood Body Butter: A Closer Look at the Change

In recent years, rosewood essential oil has faced a scarcity that has left enthusiasts and aromatherapy aficionados wondering about the reasons behind its decline. The primary culprit is the overharvesting and unsustainable logging of rosewood trees, particularly those of the Dalbergia genus, from which the essential oil is extracted.

Rosewood trees, with their fragrant heartwood, are slow-growing and vulnerable to exploitation due to their high demand in various industries, such as cosmetics and perfume. As consumer interest in natural and botanical products surged, so did the demand for rosewood essential oil. This increased demand, coupled with lax regulations and inadequate monitoring of logging practices, led to rampant deforestation and depletion of rosewood populations.

Furthermore, rosewood has become a victim of its own popularity. The exquisite aroma and therapeutic properties of the essential oil have made it a sought-after ingredient, resulting in a surge in demand that has outpaced the trees’ ability to regenerate.

In response to environmental concerns and the need for conservation, regulatory bodies have imposed restrictions on the harvesting and trade of rosewood. International agreements, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), aim to protect rosewood and other endangered species from unsustainable exploitation.

While the scarcity of rosewood essential oil is undoubtedly disheartening, it underscores the importance of sustainable and ethical sourcing practices in the aromatherapy industry. As consumers, we play a pivotal role in promoting the conservation of botanical resources by choosing products derived from responsibly managed sources.

Due to the increased price and scarcity of rosewood essential oil Aromatherapy Clinic has made the decision to discontinue our natural Rosewood Body Butter. We will continue to produce our other popular body butter product, the incredibly nourishing Hempseed Body Butter with Patchouli and Bergamot. Handmade in Australia, our body butter is packed with vitamin E and all natural ingredients that protect and hydrate the skin. Apply 2-3 times per week after your bath or shower for soft, supple skin. Works a treat on dry elbows, knees and cracked heels.

Jar of moisturizing hemp seed body butter with vitamin E
Aromatherapy Clinic handmade body butter is made in Australia with all natural hempseed oil, Vitamin E, Patchouli and Bergamot essential oils. No artificial fragrances.

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