Rose essential oil is one of the most delightful - and most treasured - of all the oils. Something about its soft floral scent just makes you feel more peaceful.
Rose oil supports nearly every system in the body.
It softens and heals your skin, balances your hormones, supports your heart, lungs, liver, stomach and blood.
And, to top it all off, rose helps ease feelings of grief, sadness, fear and anger.
Rose aromatherapy oil is a natural aphrodisiac, and exchanging massages with your partner using a few drops of rose essential oil diluted in a carrier oil can be a wonderful way to spend some quality time in a relationship.
Rose Absolute essential oil is cold pressed from rose petals and is used most for perfume applications or where you want the pure rose flower scent. It has a deeper, more middle note than Rose Otto.
Rose Otto essential oil is steam distilled from rose petals and has a higher therapeutic value than the Absolute. It smells less like a pure rose flower than the Absolute, but is stronger in terms of healing properties.
Rose Absolute and Otto essential oils are not to be confused with tuberose essential oil, which comes from a different plant entirely (Polianthes tuberosa). Tuberose is similar in scent and healing properties and is even more expensive than Rose Absolute or Rose Otto.
Rose oil is very expensive. Here's why: It takes about 60,000 roses (about 180 lb) to make one ounce ( 30 ml) of rose otto essential oil. Luckily, its aroma is strong and rich, so a little goes a long way!
Be careful when shopping for rose oil - some suppliers dilute their rose essential oil with the less expensive palmarosa oil to 'stretch' it. Make sure you do your research if you want good quality (and with rose, you really do!)
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Rose bushes grow to various heights and carry sweet, fragrant flowers which range from deep red to white and yellow.
Sweet, floral scent that is rich, complex and long-lasting.
Emotionally uplifting, comforts the spirit
Eases stress, anxiety, tension and fear
Tonic for the heart and digestive system
Supports hormone balance; helpful for PMS and menopause
Soothes aches and pains
Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections, promotes even skin tone and healthy complexion
Rose's strong, long-lasting top note blends well with all oils, and especially well with bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, sandalwood and ylang ylang.
Do not use during pregnancy.
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