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Rose Essential Oil: How to Use It and Benefits

What is Rose Essential Oil made of?

Rose Essential Oil, one of the most highly prized essential oils, is extracted from the petals of various types of rose, primarily the Rosa damascena, also known as the Damask Rose. This beautiful flower is native to the Middle East and Europe, but today it's also extensively grown in countries like Morocco, Turkey, and Bulgaria.

The beneficial properties of Rose Essential Oil can be attributed to its rich blend of compounds such as citronellol, geraniol, and nerol which give the oil its distinctive, classic floral fragrance.

  • Latin Name: Rosa damascena
  • Main Country of Origin: Bulgaria
  • Scent Note Type: Middle note with a deep, floral and intoxicating aroma
  • Most Popular Usage: Aromatherapy and Perfumery


What are the benefits of using Rose Essential Oil?

Rose Essential Oil offers a plethora of potential benefits:

  • Mood Enhancer: Its soothing scent can help alleviate stress and anxiety.
  • Skin Care: Known for its skin rejuvenation properties, it promotes healthy and glowing skin.
  • Aphrodisiac: Traditionally used to stimulate and boost libido.
  • Menstrual Pain Relief: It is used to help reduce menstrual pain.



How to use Rose Essential Oil?

  • Aromatherapy: Add a few drops to a diffuser or in a bath for a stress-relieving and luxurious experience.
  • Topical Treatment: Dilute with a carrier oil and apply to the skin for a rejuvenating skincare routine.
  • Perfumery: Its classic, intoxicating aroma is widely used in high-end perfumes and beauty products.



How to combine Rose Essential Oil with Carrier Oils

Rose Essential Oil blends well with carrier oils like jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, or grapeseed oil. For topical use, mix 2-3 drops of Rose Essential Oil with a tablespoon of your chosen carrier oil.

To create a diffuser blend, add 4-5 drops of Rose Essential Oil to the recommended amount of water in your diffuser.



Research based on Rose Essential Oil

"Relaxing effect of rose oil on humans." (2009): This study suggests that Rose Essential Oil can have a calming effect on the mind and body.

"Rosa damascena as holy ancient herb with novel applications" (2015): The research highlights the various beneficial properties of Rosa damascena, from its antioxidant properties to its potential uses in skincare.

"Analgesic and Anticonvulsant Effects of Rosa damascena Hydroalcoholic Extract" (2012): The study suggests that Rose Essential Oil might have potential analgesic (pain-relieving) effects.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Rose Essential Oil safe for all skin types?

A: Yes, but it should always be diluted with a carrier oil. A patch test is recommended for first-time users.


Q: Can I ingest Rose Essential Oil?

A: It depends upon whether the manufacturer has produced the oil to be ingested or purely for topical and aromatic purposes.  For example, Avivni's Rose Essential Oil has organic and purity certifications, however, we still don't recommend ingesting essential oils without consulting a physician (or holistic physician) simply because every person's body reacts differently. No essential oil should ever be ingested in its pure, undiluted form.


Q: Is Rose Essential Oil safe for pets?

A: Some essential oils can be harmful to pets. Always consult with your vet before introducing any new essential oil into your pet's environment.


Q: Can Rose Essential Oil be used during pregnancy?

A: Pregnant or nursing women should always consult with a healthcare provider before using any essential oils.


Q: Does Rose Essential Oil have a shelf life? 

A: Yes, it's best to use it within 2-3 years of opening.

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