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.

Differences in Rose Oil

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.

Tuberose essential oil - 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.

Diluting with Palmarosa - 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!)

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!

Click to buy rose essential oil from Mountain Rose Herbs or read on to learn more...

Middle Quality and Price

High Quality and Price

Lower Quality and Price

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

  • Supports hormone balance; helpful for PMS and menopause

  • Aphrodisiac
  • Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections, promotes even skin tone and healthy complexion

  • Tonic for the heart and digestive system

  • Soothes aches and pains

  • Detoxifying

Buy Rose Touch from doTerra. It's been diluted in fractionated coconut oil in a roll-on bottle for uplifting your mood throughout the day or for skincare.

doTerra's website is a little clunky, so it takes about 4 steps to add it to your shopping cart, but if you want something that's super effective, the few extra clicks are  worth it!

You can shop retail by clicking the Shop button at the top. Or click Join & Save to become a wholesale customer and get 25% discount. Message me if you want to maximize your savings.


Rose's strong, long-lasting top note blends well with:

  • all oils

and especially well with:

  • bergamot
  • chamomile
  • clary sage
  • geranium
  • sandalwood
  • ylang ylang


Do not use during pregnancy.

Buy rose essential oil from Amazon. Please remember - you get what you pay for, especially with essential oils. If a bottle of oil only costs a couple of dollars, it's only worth a couple of dollars.

What Next?

Sweet Rose Recipes

Sample one or two sweet, healing recipes using rose essential oil...

Relaxing Rose Bath Salts

Escape to a garden of summer roses with this sweetly scented homemade bath salts recipe. Calming, relaxing and sensuous, its delightful scent takes you away from it all.

Herbal Bath Tea

A delicious rose scented bath with green tea to fight the signs of aging. Soften your skin, soothe your nerves, deeply relax and restore... ahhh!

Aromatherapy for Depression

If you're sad, tired, irritable or just generally not yourself, these natural depression remedies might be just the pick-me-up you need.

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

Learn About Other Essential Oils

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

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.

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