ROSEWOOD.....essential oil is an extremely gentle, tonic oil which is excellent for shin conditions. It is most commonly used in perfumery, but has aromatherapy used as a cellular stimulant ans aids in tissue regeneration. Its scent is very similar to Geranium and Palmarosa. Rosewood is frequently adulterated with Palmarosa, or Palmarosa is sold as Rosewood. These oils are very similar in scent and action, so this is not a problem for therapeutic value. The issue is that many will charge more for the Rosewood but be selling you Pamarosa instead. The oil has antibacterial and antiviral properties, and ticks are repelled by the scent of it, in combination with rather oils such as Myrrh, Bay Leaf and Opoponax.