Rose Absolute Essential Oil (10 ml)
If Jasmine is the epitome of Sensuality, Rose is the essence of pure Love.
Beyond her charm and sensuality, Roses possesses a genuine generosity and willingness to care. She is the ultimate lover, in that she can understand love at a very base spiritual level and come to terms with the intricacies of human beings.
Most usually Rose will work in creative industries where she can bring forward her sense of beauty and esthetics. She makes the best artist as well as spiritual counselor. Rose will always take the most difficult cases: heartbreak, grief and trauma; she knows how to deal with them gently and carefully, and help them bloom into their best selves. Unlike Lavender, who is capable of ultimate sacrifice for the others, Rose doesn’t need to do that. Her reserves are infinite so she knows how to practice self-care as well as tend for others. Rose’s biggest mission is to convince people to accept themselves exactly as they are and love themselves unconditionally.
Exquisite, rich, persistent, honeyed and floral. Rose is very important in perfumery.
Mood: Rose has an aroma that is both relaxing and uplifting. It can be inhaled or used in topical applications for relieving stress, depression and anxiety. (Hongratanaworakit 2009). Rose also has antidepressant action (Perry and Perry 2006). These properties make it ideal for adding to blends for moderating mood swings, including those associated with PMS. Rose works equally well in feminine as well as masculine blends. Another study showed that Rose is an effective sedative (Rakhshandah et al. 2004).
Musculoskeletal: Rose is an excellent addition to massage blends formulated for reducing muscle tension, aches, and pains. This is because of its analgesic (Hosseini et al. 2003 cited by Boskabady, Kiani and Rakhshandah 2006) and anti-inflammatory properties (de Cássia da Silveira e Sá et al. 2014) in addition to its calming and uplifting actions.
Respiratory support: Phenyl ethyl alcohol, a major component of the absolute, has been shown to relieve histamine-related bronchoconstriction and may have anti-asthmatic actions (Chi et al. cited by de Cassia da Silveira e Sá et al. 2014). In addition, the citronellol component of Rose has direct vasorelaxant action on vascular smooth muscle (Bastos et al. 2010). These components make Rose effective for reducing bronchial spasms and inflammation. It may be helpful for alleviating asthma.
Skincare: Topical application of Rose has moisturizing and balancing actions on the skin, which helps reduce dryness and improve skin texture. It has traditionally used in a wide range of skincare preparations for the face, especially in blends formulated for healing, regeneration and acne. Rose absolute is rich in phenyl ethanol, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties (de Cássia da Silveira e Sá et al. 2014) and antioxidant properties (Ulusoy et al. 2009). Casetti et al. (2011).
PMS & Menopause: Rose is one of the best oils to use to manage menopause related symptoms. It balances the hormones, purifies the reproductive system and induces calm. It also helps cool hot flashes when used as a mist.
Safety & Dilution
Maximum topical use dilution: 2.5% (2-3 drops in 1 tbsp carrier like coconut, olive oil, lotion etc). Our oil comes at a 10% concentration so please dilute further (1 drop to 4 drops carrier)
See here DILUTION GUIDELINES according to age or ailment.
Rose is non-toxic and non-irritating.
Buying from a reputed essential oil brand is important. Because it requires a lot of raw material to extract Rose oil, lesser-known brands often add other oils to bring the cost down.
Only use diluted on the skin. Discontinue in case of any skin irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas. See dilution guidelines HERE [insert article]
Keep out of reach of children. Do not apply on the skin of children younger than 2 years old. If pregnant, nursing or under medical care please consult physician. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
Use with caution around pets. When diffusing in the room make sure the door is open so that the animal can leave in case of discomfort.
Shelf life & Storage
Shelf Life: 5 years
Normally Rose has a 5 year shelf life, however ,we recommend using it during the first 2-3 years since it is mixed with fractioned coconut oil.
We recommend storing oils in a cool, dark and dry area away from direct sunlight. Keep the cap closed tightly to avoid oxygen exposure. Oils that are past expiry date should not be used for therapeutic purpose but they can still be used for cleaning.
Latin Name: Rosa x damascena
Botanical Family: Rosaceae
Main chemical constituents: Phenyl ethyl alcohol, Citronellol, Geraniol
Extraction Method: Solvent extraction
Plant part used: Flower
Aromatic note: Middle-Base