This month I’m going to explore Rose essential oil, truly one of the most exquisite and expensive oils, described as ‘the queen of flowers’. The finest and most expensive rose comes from Bulgaria, ‘Rosa Damascena’ – known as Rose Otto.
‘Rose Centifolia’, also known as cabbage rose, is produced in Southern France. It smells sweeter, is not as potent and used more in perfumery.
The expensive price tag reflects the quality and the quantity of blooms to produce Rose oil. It takes 30 Roses to make one drop of essential oil, making it obvious why it is one of the most precious oils. Harvesting flowers is done by hand in the morning before sunrise and distilled the same day.
Rose has a harmonizing effect on the female reproductive system. It is good in regulating menstruation, easing cramps and balancing the hormonal system.
Rose has soothing effect on the emotions, especially when feeling stressed, suffering from depression, jealousy and resentment. It is very nurting oil when emotions are frayed or during sadness and grief. Rose lifts the heart, easing nervous tension, stress and helps dispel sorrow.
On a more cosmetic level, Rose is an excellent skin tonic and rejuvenator. It’s soothing quality helps to reduce inflammation and particularly good for treating broken capillaries/thread veins, mature, dry and sensitive skin types. It is is a luxurious way to treat wounds and helps to protect against infections developing.
Rose is seen as a sign of love and purity. Truly a worthy oil to have in ones collection.
BLENDS WELL WITH: Bergamot, Chamomile, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Clary Sage and Sandalwood.
Precautions: avoid during pregnancy