Are you wanting to learn more about rose essential oil? Are you looking for some great rose essential oil uses and benefits? Rose is more than just a romantic scent, it has so many benefits!
Why You Should Use Rose Essential Oil!
Roses are a flower that everyone is familiar with. The scent of roses is one that many women love and the flower is one that we love to receive from that special someone:)
But did you know that roses contain properties that are beneficial to the body? They do! Let’s look at some of the amazing benefits of rose essential oil!
First let’s look at the scientific name of the rose that I use.
It is Rosa damascena.
This might not seem important, but trust me, it is! Some essential oils have lots of different species. Some of these species can be harmful. So it is important when purchasing an essential oil to make sure that you read the full scientific name so that you know what you are getting.
For example, eucalyptus essential oil is an oil that I use on my kids for respiratory concerns and immune support. But, some varieties of eucalyptus essential oil can actually stop a small child’s breathing! We’ll discuss this more in a future post.
What is rose and where does it come from?
As I mentioned above, roses are a very well know flower. This variety of rose comes in shades of light pink to light red.
The flowers are well known for their lovely aroma and are used to make perfumes as well as essential oils.
The petals of the damask rose are also edible and are used to flavor food, garnish dishes, and to make teas.
The flower no longer grows wild but is thought to have originated in the Middle East or Asia.
Rose essential oil is one of the most expensive essential oils, and as such is harder to find pure.
It’s cost is due to the amount of rose petals that are needed to create the essential oil. It takes approximately 40 petals to produce one drop of oil! That means that about 4,000 pounds are needed to make 1 liter! That’s a lot of roses isn’t it?!
What does rose smell like?
My own opinion is that pure rose essential oil smells heavenly! The scent is very sweet and floral.
As I mentioned, rose is used in many different products. Body care products, perfume, candles, etc. It is such a romantic scent, thus making it very popular at Valentine’s Day;)
Essential Oil History
Rose essential oil was used in Persia for hundreds of years. The Persians are said to have been the first to distill rose essential oil.
Rose Essential Oil Uses
So now that we’ve discussed name, origin, scent, and history; let’s delve right into what rose is used for and how it will benefit you!
Let me first say that I am not a doctor! All of the information that I provide on this site is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe. Please read my disclaimer page and/or the disclaimer at the bottom of this page for a full disclaimer statement.
Rose Essential Oil Benefits
There are many listed benefits of rose!
According to Be Young Total Health’s Desk Reference, rose is an excellent calming oil, helps to enhance breathing and increase oxygen uptake, calms a racing heart, supports heart function, and so much more!
Rose is a wonderful choice for diffusing. When inhaled rose essential oil is said to be very calming and relaxing. Rose has historically been used to help with feelings of grief and anger as well.
I include rose in some of my diffuser recipes that can be found in the 100 Essential Oil Diffuser Blends eBook such as Don’t Panic, Bouquet of Flowers, and Be My Valentine. Adding a few drops of rose to your diffuser blend can be so beneficial and smells amazing!
According to JennScents Institute’s Introduction to Holistic Aromatherapy, rose is said to be an aphrodisiac and it’s uses include grief, menopause, anger, PMS, skin irritations, and dry mature skin, just to name a few.
Rose can also be used in the bath. A great way to relax and let go! You can learn more about using essential oils in the bath in my post How to Use Essential Oils in Bath Water. And 20 of the Best Essential Oils to Use in the Bath.
Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt, in his book The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils, says that “rose can be dabbed on temples and wrists, as perfume or as a fragrant tonic.” Dr. Schnaubelt also has a great recipe in his book for insomnia, shock and grief that includes rose oil. You can find even more amazing qualities of rose and other oils in his book. It is definitely a must read for the EO enthusiast.
Also in Dr. Schnaubelt’s book Advanced Aromatherapy, he says that “the scent alone of rose has uplifting and tonifying effects and stabilizes the nervous system.”
I personally use rose in my Moisturizing Facial Blend. It is an excellent skin care oil. I love that it can be used to benefit the skin and the emotions all at the same time!
A contraindication is a medical reason for not using something. In this case it is a medical reason for why you should not use rose.
Consult your doctor, and use rose with caution during pregnancy.
You also want to make sure that you are using a good quality rose.
As an Aromatherapist I would never recommend buying an essential oil at a local store. I can almost guarantee you that it is not a pure oil.
There are no government regulations on essential oils, so an oil can be diluted by up to 50% and still be marketed as a pure oil. It can be diluted with a carrier oil, or with a synthetic substance and still be called pure. How scary is that?! Definitely not something I want to use, especially for my family! You have to be so careful when choosing your brand.
Which Brand of Essentials Oils Should I Use?
So make sure that you know and trust your source. If you have a brand that you feel confident in you can use that. If you aren’t sure about where to get rose, or if you would like to check out the brand that I use, you can find it here.
Where to Buy at discounted prices!
If you are interested in learning how you can buy my preferred brand of essential oils at a discounted price check out my Essential Oil page!
Also, if you are new to essential oils and would like to learn more about how to use them, be sure to take my FREE Essential Oils for Beginners Course!
I hope you enjoy rose essential oil as much as I do!
Also please come back after using rose and comment below with your opinion of the oil!
What do you like most about rose essential oil? Do you enjoy the smell as much as I do? Did you experience any results after using rose? If so what were they? Do you have any additional uses to add to the above list?
I can’t wait to read your comments!
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Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is for educational purposes only. I do not prescribe, diagnose or treat any medical conditions. Please consult your health care provider before implementing any of the information provided on this site.
The information provided on this site is completely my own opinion and does not reflect the opinions or beliefs of any other entity.
Any statements or claims regarding health benefits of foods, supplements or essential oils listed on this site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.