ORGANIC Rose ESSENTIAL OIL
Use for Acne, Anxiety & Depression, Skin Care,
Hormone Balancing, Increased Libido, Fragrance
In a 2010 study published in Molecules, Chinese researchers found rose essential oil to contain some of the most potent antibacterial effects out of ten essential oils evaluated. After five minutes at just 0.25% dilution, rose essential oil was able to completely destroy the bacteria that causes acne.
Rose essential oil has excellent moisture retention properties, and provides the skin with deep hydration. It almost instantly brightens the complexion and helps reduce signs of aging skin. It’s anti-inflammatory properties help heal and calm redness, rosacea, and psoriasis.
Anxiety & Depression
Rose essential oil aromatherapy is shown to significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression to create a sense of calm and wellbeing.
Known to balance and support hormone health in the body as well as boost serotonin levels in the brain to help lift mood and promote positivity.
Rose essential oil helps promote happiness, self confidence and is known as a sensual and aphrodisiac agent. Studies have also shown that rose essential oil can help improve sexual dysfunction in males.
Rose essential oil is commonly used in perfumes and cosmetic products. It works great as an all natural fragrance on its own and can be used to avoid the harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients often found in perfumes.
BOTANICAL NAME Rosa damascena
PARTS USED Petals
EXTRACTION METHOD Steam distilled
COLOR Light Yellow
NOTE CLASSIFICATION Middle
AROMA Sweet, floral, rosy
The History of Roses
The rose has the ability to evoke a sense of passion and lure the beholder with its sublime beauty and fragrance. Rosa damascena, the damask rose, which originated in Syria, is very highly perfumed, and is the most cultivated for its perfumed oils. Therapeutically, rose damascena is also the most valued.
The Romans made lavish use of roses. They scattered them from ceilings during banquets, adorned the statues of their favorite gods, and wore roses to protect them from drunkenness.
Even Cleopatra took advantage of their beauty. It’s long been believed that when she would meet with Marck Anthony she would have her living quarters filled with rose petals. That way every time he smelt a rose he would be reminded of her.
Today Bulgaria and Turkey are the most prolific producers of rose oil. The area in the vicinity of Kazanlak, Bulgaria has been named the “Valley of Roses.”
PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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