Rose essential oil can take you back in time. The aroma can be sublime – whether it’s a single rose, a bouquet, a single bush or a garden. Just thinking about it can transport you back to a special occasion or memory of smelling that sweet scent! 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
Even before I knew about essential oils, I used to smell this flower from heaven. It is so calm and refreshing. Perhaps you’ve also experienced the luxury of taking off the rose petals one by one and dropping them into the bath water.
Since learning about essential oils, I’ve studied many cases about what better rose oil can do. Though there are specific ways to use it to get the maximum benefit. Let me explain you all those in detail.
How People Are Using Rose Essential Oil?
Here are some Excellent Uses of this Heavenly Essential Oil:
- For luxury and pampering.
- To feel surrounded by Beauty.
- As Perfume.
- Wear in a necklace or, on your hair.
- Mixed with water and use as deodorant.
- For more restful and deep sleep.
- Use Before prayers.
- During pregnancy and childbirth.
- Anointing head of a baby girl immediately after delivery.
- Anointing family members before the funeral of a loved one.
- After the funerals, when waves of grief hit.
- Lift out of sadness and anxiety.
- With wintergreen and nutmeg to eliminate knee and joint pain.
Health Benefits of Rose Oil.
The oil may contain over 300 compounds, depending on the variety. The information that I’m sharing here relates to Rosa damascena. It is the variety that has been studied most for its therapeutic benefits. The Essential Oils Desk Reference (EDR) states that it contains compounds with anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, relaxing, and scar reduction properties.
L’aromathérapie Exactement, the main French reference which I use, adds the following…
- It’s a General tonic.
- Can be Powerful neuron-tonic.
- An Aphrodisiac.
- An astringent Tonic.
- A Soothing Anti-infectious.
- It Helps with scarring.
In Medicine Today, the EDR states that rose oil is used for anxiety, hypertension and skin conditions such as scarring and wrinkles. It’s also effective in viral infections such as herpes simplex.
L’aromathérapie Exactement extends the list of medical uses to include bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, sexual weakness in males and females, frigidity, impotence, dermatitis, wounds, ulcers, sprains, thrush, and gingivitis.
Rose oil is noted for its ability to help bring balance, harmony, and a sense of well-being. According to the EDR, it is stimulating and elevating to the mind. It can help a person overcome insecurities.
The quality of the oil is critical. You will be astonished to know that it takes a room full of rose petals piled from floor to ceiling to yield one cup of rose essential oil. How come it sells for $10 to $20 a bottle?
Here are some clues:
- It may not be Rosa Damascena.
- It may not be organically grown.
- The rose petals may not have picked early in the morning.
- The petals may not have been distilled as soon as possible after being picked.
- The petals may have been distilled too quickly or at too high a temperature.
- Synthetic chemicals or even other less expensive essential oils may be added to it.
Price is an excellent indicator of quality. Expect to pay between $1.75 and $3.00 per drop for a top quality oil.
Why Is Quality Important?
If you put the oil on your skin, it’s going to get into the bloodstream and go to virtually every cell in your body. If you inhale it, it’s going to to go your brain in seconds. Do you want natural or synthetic compounds going to your brain? You have to make a choice here!