Essential Oil of the Month – Rose

There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oil Name: Rose
Plant Part: Fresh Petals
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Note: Middle to Base (Huh?  What does that mean? The bulk of essential oils are considered middle notes and normally give body to the blend and have a balancing effect. The smells of middle notes are not always immediately evident and may take a couple of minutes to come into their own right and are normally warm and soft fragrances.  Essential oils that are classified as base notes are normally “heavy” oils with their fragrance evident, but will also slowly evolve and be present for a long time and slows down the evaporation of the other oils. These fragrances are normally intense and heady. They are normally rich and relaxing in nature and are also the most expensive of all oils.)  Read about top notes HERE.
Blends With: Most Oil.

Benefits
Rose has an exquisite, rich floral fragrance that is said to help relieve stress and nervous tension by promoting positive feelings of self-esteem, confidence and mental strength.

In the love department,  the very scent of rose can arouse your senses and boost libido while invoking romantic feelings–all vital for a healthy sex life.

Rose can be particularly effective for women suffering from irregular menstrual periods as it stimulates the hormones that trigger menstruation. It can also ease cramps, nausea, and fatigue while reducing the pain associated with menstruation.

Rose oil is awesome for skin health!  Containing lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, it has excellent emollient properties for moisturizing dry skin; it also offers antiseptic and astringent properties to treat acne, as well as anti-inflammatory properties that help treat redness and inflammation.

Ideas for Use
Diffuser blend for loneliness: 1 drop Rose essential oil, 2 drops Bergamot essential oil and 2 drops Frankincense essential oil.  Diffuse all in water in an aromatherapy diffuser.

Homemade Rosewater Spray: Combine 1/2 cup distilled water and 6 drops Rose essential oil in a mister bottle. Mist once a day all over face, leave on for 15 seconds and then wipe off with a cotton pad.  Rose water can maintain the ph of your skin, remove excess oil, discourage bacteria growth, reduce puffiness due to its anti-inflammatory properties, hydrate and refresh.  That’s a lot in one 2 ingredient spray!

Menstrual Cramp Relief Oil Roller:  Combine 3 drops Clary Sage essential oil, 2 drops Lavender  essential oil, 2 drops Rose essential oil in a 10mL roller bottle.  Fill the rest of the way with jojoba oil.  Swipe across abdomen a couple times when cramping occurs.

FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Keep out of the reach of children and away from eyes. Highly concentrated. Always dilute before use. Avoid if pregnant. Skin and mucous membrane irritant.