*Best Rose Essential Oil
Rose Essential Oil is a tonic for the heart
Rose bushes, familiar to everyone, yield an essential oil from flower petals, ranging in color from pale pink to deep scarlet red. The most common species for aromatherapy are the Damascus, Cabbage or French Rose. ''Rose otto,'' obtained by water distillation, is the most expensive essential oil on the market, between $500 and $1,400 per ounce, or $1.25 to $4.00 per drop. This clear to pale yellow oil has a delicate, subtle aroma that is light, sweet and spicy.
"Rose Absolute,'' distilled with solvent (alcohol), varies in color from orange to brown and has a deep, dusky and honeyed aroma, much stronger than rose otto, but available at half the price. Some aromatherapists consider rose absolute inferior, but other than a difference in fragrance, the properties and benefits of rose otto and rose absolute are generally the same.
The rose is considered by many the regalest of flowers, the finest and most elegant flower in the garden. It traditionally symbolizes true love and its essential oil is a tonic for the physical heart as well as emotions. It is a tender, uplifting and soothing aroma that has been used for centuries to heal both heart and soul.
A rose oil massage or bath is a preferred treatment for female reproductive problems including premenstrual cramps and emotionality (PMS), menopause, and postpartum depression. Rose oil is also a choice ingredient in skin-care products for all skin types, but especially for treating mature, dry or sensitive skin.
This essential oil is an aphrodisiac for both men and women, alleviating sexual anxiety and inspiring confidence in one's ability to express sensuality.
Essential oil of rose alleviates sadness, disappointment and grief, while nurturing and strengthening the inner spirit. It creates a comforting feeling that allows one to experience and express love toward others, as well as themself.
Rose oil should be avoided in early pregnancy, especially if there is a history of miscarriage, but it is perfectly safe in the second and third trimesters.
Benefits of Rose Essential Oil
For millennia, rose has been used to support the skin and relieve feminine issues, while brightening the mood with its aroma and boosting libido. The oil offers antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, laxative, stomachic, and astringent properties of this oil are what make it so incredibly beneficial to skin health, while its aphrodisiac fresh floral scent means that it can also serve to boost the libido.
Application: NEAT. Topically, Inhaled, Diffused, Dietary Supplement.
Use of Rose Essential Oil
Do scars or blemishes embarrass you? Traditionally used to freshen the skin, rose oil has several health benefits.
For instance, the oil possesses natural hydrating properties that help nourish the skin and protect against dryness. Rose oil reduces the appearance of skin aging and scarring, balances tone and moisture, and enhances the complexion. The oil’s strong skin supportive properties, along with its natural ability to uplift, make it one powerful agent to have on hand for your skin.
To enhance energy and vitality, add 3-4 drops rose to your diffuser every morning.
For skin health, mix 1-2 drops in with your daily moisturizer and apply as normal. Lastly, you can apply rose directly to support skin health. Simply rub 1-2 drops softly over the affected area.
General Methods of Application
Apply NEAT. Aromatically. Topically.
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.
Blend Recipe: PMS Relief
5 drops Rose Essential Oil
5 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
3 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
2 ounces Jojoba Oil
Relieve PMS with this relaxing blend. Combine all ingredients in a small glass jar or bottle until well blended. Support emotional balance and relieve muscle cramps by massaging over the lower abdomen and the body’s reflex points.