When we think about Rose, we think about skin care, perfumery, and emotional harmony. Nothing compares to the exquisite, floral aroma of Rose. It is a favourite worn as perfume, and superb as a skin care oil to balance and rejuvenate. Noted for its affinity with the heart centre, rose promotes love and forgiveness, and is the oil of choice to ease anxiety, stress and grief.
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Which Rose oil should I use?
Oshadhi carries a variety of Rose essential oils. For therapeutic use choose Bulgarian, Turkish or Persian oils. This will inevitably be subjective but… in terms of fragrance White Rose is the most ‘opening’ spiritually, a white light to connect with the highest vibrational energy; Turkish Rose is perhaps more grounding and earthy; Persian Rose is soft, sweet, and gentle; while Bulgarian Rose organic is extraordinarily powerful, a targeted oil for direct therapeutic effect. Rose Absolute is incredibly intense aromatically, makes an exquisite perfume on its own, and is of course, less costly.
Rose can be used as a heart tonic for circulation and palpitations. It has a cooling nature, and is therefore a good antidote to inflamed emotions and also psychological problems linked to stagnant blocked energies that result in liver congestion, constipation, headache etc. It is also helpful to speed the healing of colds sores and gum problems. A lovely oil for women, it eases PMS, cramps, labour pains, and post natal depression. It is the ultimate treatment for all skin types, especially when combined with Rosa rubiginosa (rose hip seed oil). Rose lifts depression, and eases grief, stress, and tension.
The Queen of Flowers opens the energies of the heart and bring freedom from fear, uniting not only the outer person with the inner spiritual centre of his being, but also the intellect with the physical, thus tuning the strings of the soul for love and compassion, self-forgiveness and devotion to the Divine on earth. Blossoming of life in unity of existence.
Rose is one of the most complex essential oils, with over 300 separate compounds.
Because it both so effective and so costly, rose is often used in blends. Try Jojoba Rose Facial Oil for a cooling and rejuvenating skin treatment, or as an aftershave; Rose Bath Oil is wonderful after a particularly intense day; Bulgarian Rose Hydrolat is a beautiful natural skin toner especially beneficial for mature skin; Aloe Rose is great for skin care; Rosa Rubiginosa Wild Rose Deluxe is superb for facial massage.
Botanical name: Rosa damascena
Common name: Rose
Production: Distillation, also absolute
Part used: Blossoms
Main biochemical compounds: Citronellol, Geraniol, Nonadecane, Nerol, Nonadecene (Bulgarian); Phenylethyl alcohol, Citronellol, Nonadecane, Geraniol, Nonadecene (Absolute)
SOME ROSE TRIVIA
- Archaeologists discovered fossilised remains of wild roses over 40 million years old
- The oldest living rose bush is thought to be over 1,000 years old (Germany)
- Shakespeare makes reference to the rose more than 50 times
- Napoleon’s Josephine grew more than 250 varieties of rose
- Roman women used rose petals in poultices to banish wrinkles
- The floors of Cleopatra’s palace were carpeted with rose petals