Rose oil is one of the most sought after oils. It takes 60,000 roses to make 1 oz of oil and about 10,000 pounds of rose blossoms to make 1 pound of oil. Rose oil is best used for fighting depression, skin health, and as an aphrodisiac. Because of the scarcity and expense our rose oil is available in two forms: at a 28% dilution with jojoba, and as 100% pure rose oil.
Depression: Inhaling rose oil has been known to slow breathing and blood pressure rates and enhances ones relaxation response. A recent study showed that among 28 postpartum women suffering with depression the ones who were allowed to receive aromatherapy using rose oil reported marked improvements in their anxiety and depression symptoms as compared to those who did not.
Skin health: There are many qualities of rose essential oil that make it beneficial for skin. Rose oil is anti-bacterial & anti-microbial which can help those who suffer with acne. Another reason to use rose essential oil for skin health is because of its uncanny ability to increase your skins permeability. What this means is that using rose oil in your skin care allows your skin to better absorb nutrients. Due to its anti inflammatory nature and cooling and soothing properties, it works well for dry, hot, inflamed, or itchy skin. It can also work well for preventing scarring, treating broken capillaries.
Libido & Hormone Health: Because it acts as an anti-anxiety agent, rose essential oil can greatly help men with sexual dysfunction related to performance anxiety and stress. It has also been reported that it can help balance sex hormones in both men and women, which can contribute to increased sex drive. Since it promotes hormone balance it is also useful for those looking to relieve menopausal symptoms.
How to Use
Rose oil can be used topically or diffused. If you choose to diffuse rose oil be sure you are using pure rose oil and not the rose oil diluted in jojoba because the jojoba may damage your diffuser. And as always be sure to dilute your essential oil with a carrier before applying topically.