Rose Essential Oil
Rose essential oil is extracted from the plant with botanical name Rosa alba.
Rosa alba is one of the oldest rose oils and highly prized.
Rose oil is very expensive to produce due to the thousands of rose petals required to make a drop of oil.
The rose is a flower which was cherished in Islam and it was one of the first plants to be distilled successfully by Avicenna.
Rose oil has been used in cosmetics, medicine and perfume by many ancient cultures for centuries.
What does rose essential oil smell like?
A sweet, rich, and deeply rich floral.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
The petals of the flower.Where has rose absolute been sourced from?
This particular rose oil originates from India.
How is rose absolute extracted?
Absolutes are pure essential oils but are extracted by solvents instead of steam distillation.
Flowers are just too delicate to be processed using heat or pressure so they are placed in a sealed container and the solvent flows over the flowers to dissolve the essential oil from the petals.
After the solution is collected the solvent is carefully distilled off.
What other oils blend well with rose essential oil?
Rose essential oil blends well with most other oils, particularly bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, sandalwood, sweet orange and ylang ylang.
How can I benefit from rose essential oil?
Rose absolute is often used in skin care and is suitable to use for all skin types, particularly dry and damaged skin.
It is healing to the skin, rejuvenates skin cells due to its soothing properties.
It is a calming oil, can be helpful in times of sadness, grief, feelings of guilt and resentment and upsetting situations.
It is said to have aphrodisiac properties, assisting with sexual difficulties.
For women, it may be a useful tonic for the liver, gall bladder, the womb and can help with premenstrual tension. It may also help to reduce inflammation.
Rose absolute is an essential oil that is harmonising and helps with feelings of fear, anger, sadness and disappointment.
Are there precautions I should know about?
If you are pregnant, use with caution as it regulates the menstrual cycle.