Guaiac Wood has a warm, fresh, smoky aroma with a sweetish afternote and almost roselike. It is commonly used in perfumes and cosmetics as it has a strong pleasant aroma that lasts. It has been said to help with issues such as gout, arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, and massage help with circulation. It is sometimes used in skin formulations for its antioxidant properties that help rejuvenate and protect the skin from free radicals as well as helps boost the immune system. Its properties include its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, and diuretic.