Fossils show that roses have been prevalent for thousands of years in China, Persia, Asia Egypt. The intoxicating aroma of a rose has always attracted people, especially lovers. When you see a red rose, don’t you immediately think of romance? As William Shakespeare wrote, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
But rose is more than just a pretty smell. Rose essential oil has a variety of uses. The three most common uses are as an aphrodisiac (either applied topically or used aromatically), poison ivy/oak, and prevention of scarring.
Uses of rose essential oil:
Therapeutic properties include: antidepressant, antiphlogistic (reduces inflammation), antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile from the system), cicatrisant (wound healing), depurative (purifying and detoxifying properties), emmenagogue (stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area or menstruation), hemostatic (helps bleeding to stop in the wound healing process), hepatic, laxative, nervine, and stomachic (assists with digestion).
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
You should use rose oil with caution if you are nursing, pregnant, or trying to conceive.
Pairs well with: bergamot, cedar wood, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, fennel, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, melissa, myrrh, patchouli, petitgrain, vetiver, ylang ylang.
More about rose oil
Fun fact! Why is rose essential oil so expensive? It’s because it takes about 10,000lbs of flowers to make 1lb of oil. That’s a lot of petals!!!
My favorite way to use and share rose oil is in a beautiful and functional roller with rose essential oil, diluted with jojoba and rosehip oils, and dried rose petals inside.
I have a variety of roller bottles and other oil supplies available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.
Where to find rose oil
This is the oil I love. It’s the perfect mix of affordability and quality. The scent is perfect, and it’s strong enough that I still usually dilute it a bit more.
Love and light,