Rose Essential Oil

Soothing, balancing and healing... the "queen" of essential oils

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 restores 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 restorative 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 restorative 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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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Rosa damascena

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.

Therapeutic Action

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


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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.

What Next?

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some  popular essential oils.

Or check out some sweet, healing recipes using rose essential oil...

Rose Bath Salts

Herbal Bath Tea

Aromatherapy for Depression

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

Looking for More?

That was just a few of the recipes using rose essential oil you can find here. To look for more, use the Search Box below.

Simply type in "rose" (without the quotes) and hit Search. Every page on this website that includes the word Rose will pop up. Poke through them and decide what recipe to try next.


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