Essential Oil Profile
Botanical Name: Rosa Damascena
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Extraction Method: Steam distillation of petals
Scent Profile:The scent of the coveted Bulgarian rose carries various overtones of wood, set in a powdery floral base. Oriental notes add to its rich intensity, while a soft and full underlying sweetness seals its status as the scent of romance and femininity.
Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits
The aromatic rose is well-known for its aphrodisiac properties that help to set a romantic mood while reducing related symptoms such as erectile dysfunction. It also alleviates the symptoms of muscular spasms resulting from physical strain, as well as the effects of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) such as nausea and abdominal cramps.
|Balances hormones||Encourages cell renewal|
|Boosts libido||Improves blood circulation|
|Reduces depression||Regulates muscular spasms|
ROSE IN SKIN CARE
Skin renewal and brightening: The naturally-occurring anti-oxidants in rose essential oil protect the skin from photoaging and allow damaged skin to heal at a faster rate. It promotes skin cell regeneration, revealing fresh, unblemished skin.
Tighten and tone:Rose essential oil can be used in skin care to prevent loose or saggy skin as it has natural functions as an astringent – making blood vessels, skin, and tissue contract.
Hydrating and softening:The emollient properties of rose, combined with its ability to regulate hormones, helps to maintain the natural skin hydration to keep skin soft and supple.
How to use for face care
Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
How to use for body care
Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of carrier oil. Massage into affected area in gentle, even motions. If pain persists, consult a professional practitioner.
ROSE IN HAIR CARE
Prevent hair loss: By tightening skin tissue and balancing hormones to regulate sebum production, rose essential oil strengthens hair roots for a healthier head of hair.
How to use
Dilute rose essential oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil and use in a scalp massage oil.
How to use
- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation
Blends well with
Rose oil blends well with clary sage, eucalyptus, elemi, frankincense, lavender, lemon, geranium, sandalwood and ylang ylang.