Rose Absolute Essential Oil <br/><em>Rosa damascena</em>
Full of romance and sensuality, the sweet, musky smell of rose petals embodies all types of energies. Feminine, masculine, both, neither. Roses are protectors, full of the love from higher beings, protecting bearers from illness. Rose flowers can be used to protect a loved one’s spirit from beyond the grave, ensuring a peaceful and happy being. They also have purification powers, cleansing energy with love. Some even tell of roses being able to help in fortune telling, and the Greeks used roses to tell the future.
Roses have always enjoyed resounding popularity, from the Greeks and Native American Cherokee to Victorian England. The VIctorians used flower language and perfected the art of incorporating rose and floral motifs into everyday life. The meaning of the rose changes with the color, the type, and even the amount of petals on the rose. Yet, the universal appeal of roses encompasses all, representing everything at once.
Roses are the most popular flowers in the world, and it’s easy to see why. From rose oil to rose flowers themselves, they’re versatile and can be used for so many different things. Roses also have greater powers outside of symbolic meaning. The have many spiritual, emotional, and physical benefits as well.
Enjoy the Fresh, Exultant Uses of Rose Absolute
- Healthy Skin. Keeping your skin healthy and free of acne and blemishes can be tough at any age. Rose essential oil can help, it turns out. Rose oil was found to have a very strong bactericidal effect on skin when compared to several other essential oils. Rose oil, in fact, completely eliminated the acne bacteria with five minutes of application. The oil is also believed to help alleviate the appearance of acne scars and other wound scars.
- Wound Healing and Prevention. Rose oil is an excellent antiseptic and can prevent cuts and sores on your skin from becoming infected.
- Aphrodisiac and Libido. It’s probably no surprise that rose essential oil is an aphrodisiac. After all, roses are synonymous with love and passion. As it turns out, rose essential oil helps men with sexual dysfunction and performance anxiety. It is believed to also balance sex hormones for a healthier libido all around. Plus, the scent of rose is so automatically associated with passion that it can be an arousing scent for some people.
- Depression. For centuries, the smell of roses has lifted the spirits and emotions of our forebears. Now we have a scientific explanation and exposition of the effects of rose essential oil on our emotions, including depression. A recent study of postpartum women showed that exposure to 15 minutes of a rose/lavender oil aromatherapy two times a week for four weeks markedly decreased the women’s postnatal depression score and somewhat alleviated their general anxiety disorders. More studies will be needed, of course, to corroborate the results and look into the reasons for the change in depression and anxiety levels.
- Perfume. There are hundreds of perfumes available that contain rose because of its irresistibly arousing scent. With your rose essential oil, you can make your own personal scent at home.
- Sacral and Crown Chakras. The wide ranging benefits of rose essential oil are good balancing forces for both the sacral chakra and the crown chakra.
Moderate amounts of rose oil are believed to relieve headaches, but heavier aromas can actually cause a headache. With this in mind, it’s always best to use rose oil in moderation. Pregnant and nursing women should avoid using rose oil. Some of the rose oil’s chemicals may cause a miscarriage or cause damage to the fetus; while not enough is known about this element yet, it’s best to play it safe and avoid the oil altogether.
- Botanical Name: Rosa damascena
- Common Method of Extraction: Steam distillation or solvent extracted
- Plant Part Typically Used: Petals
- Color: Vivid Red
- Consistency: Thick
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
- Aromatic Description: Floral and sweet