Rose essential oil contains all medicinal properties that are present in rose petals. It lends numerous benefits for physical and mental well-being of a person.
Roses have existed for more than 35 million years. Over the past 5,000 years, roses have been in gardens in all parts of the world. Over time, they have symbolized war, politics, love, and beauty. Today, it would be difficult to visit a garden that does not include some type of rose or to live through a Valentine’s Day that does not include a bouquet of fresh red roses.
The Romans made lavish use of roses: they scattered them from ceilings during banquets; they adorned the statues of their favorite gods with roses and they wore roses to protect them from drunkenness. The gardens of Tarquin the Superb were known for their many varieties of roses, and the gardener was venerated throughout the whole city. Virgil related that Aphrodite asked for Hector’s body to be embalmed with an ointment of rose essence.
The Greeks, too, venerated the rose, Homer eulogizing it in the Iliad and Odyssey, and Sappho dubbing it the queen of flowers. The Ancient Egyptians used roses in religious ceremonies, and roses have been found next to mummies in tombs.
A rose (Rosa damascena / centifolia / gallica) is a shrub 150-200 cm belongs to the family Rosaceae. For the production of essential oil of roses grown in Bulgaria, France and North Africa. Rose essential oil obtained by distillation of the petals. In order to produce 30 ml of essential oil 80 kg petals is needed – that’s why rose oil is so expensive.
Effects & Actions of Rose Oil
Effects of rose essential oil on internal organs and systems
- hemostatic (hemostatic)
Effects of rose oil on psycho-emotional sphere
Rose fragrance calming effect on the emotional system, thereby helps reduce feelings of anger, jealousy, envy, stress and tension. Promotes people acquire a sense of self-esteem and not to react to the negative surrounding. it is very beneficial for women: they feel more feminine and attractive. Increases efficiency and helps reveal the talent. It stimulates creative and intellectual growth, eliminates stiffness of the imagination. It facilitates the process of going to sleep and waking up, harmonize biological rhythms. It creates a warm and joyful atmosphere in the house, neutralizing the impact of the most disgusting weather outside the windows.
Effects of rose oil on human bio-energy field
Rose fragrance affects all three centers of subtle physiology, revealing the secrets of cultivation, transformation and crystallization energy of the lower centers in the form of a “Golden Flower” – the center of Nirvana. Through the “Golden Flower” in subtle body penetrate light and energy of the cosmos. Rose opens the spiritual body conscious Perception processes eternal nature of the changes that are manifested in the bright, joyful serenity personality. Scent evokes sympathy and trust of others from the first to the last view. They spread around them flat, transparent flow of light energy. Rose opens delight in solitude and rejection of collectivism.
Usage of rose oil in cosmetology
Rose essential oil smoothes wrinkles, improves facial contours, skin elasticity and firmness.
With its powerful regenerative and anti-aging properties of rose oil is well suited for aging skin.
Essential oil is able to eliminate a variety of skin rashes, dermatitis and eczema allergic origin. Rose oil increases the protective function of the skin, helps to eliminate rosacea. Able to dissolve small patches of scar tissue that can be used to remove scars and stretch marks on the skin.
Eliminates circles under the eyes and puffiness of eyelids.
Domestic use of rose oil: used for flavoring and disinfection of premises.
Indications in Usage of Essential Oil
Natural Antidepressant. Rose oil increases self-esteem, confidence, strength of spirit, as well as able to effectively deal with depression. It can be very helpful to get rid of depression and anxiety that occurs for any reason. This oil is widely used in aromatherapy and causes positive thoughts, the spiritual relaxation and feelings of joy, happiness and hope.
The Anti-inflammatory Agent. Rose essential oil can calm down the patient with a high fever, relieve inflammation. Useful in other cases the inflammation caused by a microbial infection, indigestion, poisoning toxins and dehydration. Rose essential oil helps ease for diseases such as rheumatism, arthritis and gout.
Natural Antiseptic. Rose oil is quite effective in the treatment of wounds. Topical application on wounds rose oil helps protect them from infection.
Antispasmodics. Effectively relieves spasms of the respiratory system and intestines, as well as muscle spasms in the limbs. It also helps to cure cramps.
Antiviral Agent. Protect against influenza viruses and a variety of respiratory viral infections. Rose oil boosts immunity.
Astringent properties of rose oil has many advantages. It strengthens the gums and hair roots, tones up the skin, reduces muscle tension. This property of oil gives protection from premature loss of teeth and hair, appearance of wrinkles, loss of strength and muscle bowel abdomen and extremities associated with aging. Just binding capacity rose oil helps to stop the bleeding in wounds and cuts. Rose essential oil is effective in some types of diarrhea.
Rose Oil as Aphrodisiac. Rose fragrance will make you a romantic feeling to increase libido, which is necessary for a successful sex life. Rose essential oil can reduce the symptoms of sexual dysfunction, frigidity, and general lack of interest in sexual activity with a partner.
Germicide. Can be used in the treatment of diarrhea, typhoid fever, cholera, food poisoning, and other diseases that are caused by bacteria. Furthermore, it can cure internal bacterial infections in the stomach, intestines and urinary tract infections as well as the outer skin, ears, eyes.
Rose Oil to Get Rid of Scars. This property of rose oil can be of great interest to those who seek to reduce various types of scars. Rose oil helps to eliminate post-surgical scars, scars on the skin after acne, stretch marks after pregnancy, and other types of scar tissue.
Rose essential oil purifies blood, helping to remove and neutralize toxins. Once your blood is cleaned and free of toxins, you are protected from such problems as boils, rashes, ulcers and skin diseases.
Haemostatic properties. This property rose essential oil can be very helpful for people who suffer from blood loss (bleeding, internal or external) after injury or surgery. It accelerates blood clotting and stop excessive bleeding.
Laxative properties. Oil can be used as a harmless and effective laxative with a wonderful smell, without causing side effects. This property of oil can be used for weight loss and to cleanse the body of toxins.
Sedative Effect of Rose Oil. Rose essential oil acts as a tonic for nervous system. This gives them the strength to bear the shock and protects them from violations as a result of trauma. It will help you overcome anxiety.
Choleretic property. Rose oil stimulates the flow of bile from the gallbladder and helps regulate the level of acidity in the stomach and blood.
Rose Oil to Prevent Hormonal Imbalance. It stimulates the synthesis of hormones that cause menstruation. Rose essential oil is especially useful for those who suffer from delays and irregular menstruation. Rose oil also facilitates the menstruation and PMS eliminating pain, nausea, fatigue, etc.
Healthy Liver with Rose Oil. Rose essential oil helps maintain the health of the liver. It supports normal functioning and protects against infection of the liver and gallbladder.
Rose Oil to Solve Stomach Problems. Soothes the stomach, removes inflammation, helps to organize the work of the digestive tract (gastrointestinal tract) and protect it from infections. It also protects the stomach from ulcers which often develops due to the high acidity. High level of acidity can lead to heartburn, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating and gas formation.
Healthy Heart with Rose Oil. It improves the heart, lowers blood pressure, eliminates vasospasm, stimulates the coronary circulation, normalizes heart rate and rhythm.
Contraindications in usage of rose oil
- Not recommended for pregnant women.
- Rose oil helps to get rid of migraines, but an overdose of rose oil can cause headaches.
- If you intend to use an essential oil for the first time – check if you have any allergic reactions.
Blends well with: sandalwood, patchouli, lavender, bergamot, clary sage, rosewood, orange, palmarosa, geranium and other flower oils.