Rosewood beads are light and neutral with a slight pink tone to them. They are unfinished and absorb essential oils nicely. Once applied the essential oils will last about 6-8 hours and can be applied as frequently as needed. The rosewood will develop a beautiful darker patina once oils have been applied multiple times. Please be aware than any essential oils that have a strong color such as Turmeric or Blue Tansy will stain this wood.