Rose is one of the more popular oils used in Aromatherapy for the purpose of relaxation.
Rose essential oil has been used throughout history in the ancient art of aromatherapy as a healing tonic and mood-elevating supplement. Interestingly, because rose petals are not very high in oil content, it takes several thousand pounds of rose petals to produce just one ounce of this valuable oil, depending on the variety of plant used. Due to these factors, rose oil tends to be expensive. However, its price does not prevent it from being one of the most popular essential oils.
Rose essential oil, which is created through a simple process of steam distillation, has been used to treat health conditions and used in natural beauty treatments for thousands of years. Rose is most commonly used for emotional balance and skin health, however throughout history rose essential oil uses have ranged from digestive to hormonal and almost anything in between, including immune, heart health, and more.
When used aromatically, rose calms and soothes the mind. In fact, rose petals are a staple in Ayurvedic medicine to detoxify and calm. While this characteristic doesn’t directly add beauty benefits, it sure makes that rose-scented lotion or cream an extra pleasant experience.
While we may think of roses for their iconic deep red color, rose oils can actually help reduce swollen spots or redness on your skin. Its calming properties can also help sooth rosecea and eczema.You can even create a calming face mask from rose petals. Simply soak 8 petals in 3-4 tablespoons of water for 2-3 hours. Then mash the petals into the water and add 3 tablespoons of honey. Mix well, and apply to entire face. Leave on for 15-30 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
Rose essential oil can also kill and fight bacteria that enter your skin. It will help in the regeneration of new skin and also remove the size and length of blemishes and pimples. People who have sensitive skin should definitely use rose essential oil. They will be amazed seeing its benefits.
Rose oil can be is seen in how it affects depression. As the ancestors battled situations where their mental status was dampened, or otherwise impaired, they would have been naturally drawn to the pleasant sights and smells of the flowers that surrounded them. I have never seen a person take a whiff of a powerful rose and not smile instead, they remark how incredible and uplifting it is.
Rose oil has antibacterial, astringent, antiseptic and antiviral properties, which make it useful in treating and disinfecting minor cuts and scrapes. According to Jeanne Rose, rose oil contains a compound called farnesol, which helps to kill bacteria and may help with the regeneration of new skin. Rose oil can be used in skincare treatments to help prevent and fight bacteria associated with conditions such as acne. It may help to treat pimples and blemishes by reducing the length and severity of flareups. Rose oil is also beneficial for those who have sensitive skin, as it is generally safe for all skin types and does not usually cause allergic reactions.
Rose essential oil is also a powerful astringent, which has many health and beauty benefits. Diluted in a carrier oil and used on the hair, rose essential oil can strengthen the roots of the hair and help prevent hair loss and, on the skin, it can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Great For The Skin
Rose Oil is great for your skin. If you are someone suffering from acne, you could easily start using drops of it and massage it all over your skin to remove acne and pimples. Not just that, it will increase the permeability of your skin and ensure the beauty and glow of your face are retained.
Rose essential oil possesses depurative properties that help in eliminating and neutralizing toxins in your body and purifying your blood. Toxin-free blood protects you from health conditions such as skin ailment, rashes, ulcers, boils, and cancer and heart related problems.