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Rose Essential Oil

Rose Essential Oil

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Published by: IreneRains on Apr 17, 2013
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LATIN NAME FAMILY NAME Rosa damascena Rosaceae

SPECIAL NOTE Rose is such an expensive oil, there have been many attempts to produce rose essential oil from a large variety of roses. Most of the literature on the proven history of use of rose essential oil comes from the use of the oil of Rosa damascene(a). Occasionally you will come across the more exotic rose essential oils:
Rosa centifolia Rosa damascene Rosa damascene bifera Rose eglanteria Rosa gallica officinalis Rosa rubiginosa Rose de Mai, Cabbage rose, Moroccan rose, Indian rose Bulgarian, Turkish or Moroccan Rose Castillian rose, Rose of Castille Rosehip seed oil, Apple rose, Eglantine or Briar Rose Apothecary rose, Rose of Provence Rosehip seed oil Pink flowers Red flowers Pink flowers Pink flowers Red flower with yellow centre


Pale yellow or olive yellow brown Watery when warm, becomes semi-solid under cool conditions Deep, rich / sweet & flowery Middle to base

COUNTRIES OF PRODUCTION Believed to be native to the Orient. Now mainly cultivated in Bulgaria, Turkey, Morocco & France. Other types are grown in China, India and Russia. India produces rose water and Aytar, a mixture of rose otto and sandalwood PARTS USED EXTRACTION METHOD Flower petals The essential oil produced by steam distillation of fresh petals A concrete & absolute are made by solvent extraction of fresh petals 0.02 – 0.05%


BLENDS WELL WITH Clove, bergamot, German & Roman chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, Melissa, neroli, patchouli, Palmarosa, rosewood, sandalwood, ylang ylang, cedarwood, citrus oils, vanilla, coriander

MAIN CHEMICAL COMPONENTS Citronellol (34 – 55%), geranol and nerol (40 – 40%), farnesol, geranic, eugenol WARNINGS & CONTRA INDICATIONS → Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising → Do not use during pregnancy



THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES Anti-viral, astringent, anti-infectious, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, bactericidal, choleretic, cicitrisant, depurative, aphrodisiac, haemostatic, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, laxative, sedative, splenetic, general tonic, anti-tubercular agent, regulator of appetite, sedative THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS – EMOTIONAL → Known to have a harmonising effect on the body → Soothes feelings of anger, grief, fears of loving & being loved, sexuality, jealousy, selfdestruction, vengeance, bitterness, anxiety → Lifts the heart → Eases nervous tension & stress CIRCULATION → Tonic for the heart by activating sluggish blood circulation → Poor circulation → Palpitations DIGESTIVE → Antiseptic & anti-inflammatory properties → Used in the treatment of digestive disorders – gastroenteritis, gastric ulcers, cholecystitis, liver congestion and nausea → Helps regenerate damaged intestinal walls GENITO-URINARY → Rose has a strong effect on reproduction & sexuality → Used extensively in gynaecological conditions to regulate hormones, menopausal symptoms, ease uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, leucorrhea, menorrhagia, uterine disorders, menstrual cramps → Used for male infertility to increase semen NERVOUS SYSTEM → Stress related conditions → Effective for hyperactivity in children → Similar to bergamot, geranium & jasmine, it decreases sympathetic nervous system activity & strengthens the parasympathetic nervous system → Increases feelings of vitality, creating a sense of well-being → Used in the treatment of depression, impotence, insomnia, frigidity, headaches and nervous tension RESPIRATORY → Treatment of asthma, coughs and hay fever SKIN → Emollient & hydrating properties → Valued for mature skin, broken capillaries, dry skin, eczema → Rose water is used for conjunctivitis → Antiseptic properties help reduce redness and inflammation of broken skin ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL 2

OTHER → Cooling, relaxing & toning → Good tonic for the heart, liver, uterus & stomach → Truly sensual & delightful oil, romantic, creative, gently cheering

METHODS OF APPLICATION AEROSOL Inhalation therapy – → Allergies, baby blues, asthma, hay fever, headaches, depression, migraine, scar tissue, nervous tension, stress, poor circulation → As a relaxant BATH / FOOT BATH → Can assist with allergies, baby blues, asthma, hay fever, headaches, depression, migraine, scar tissue, stress, poor circulation → As a relaxant CREAM OR MASSAGE OIL → Stretch marks, herpes, sprains, migraine, menstruation regulation, menopause, depression, insomnia, dermatitis, diarrhoea, endometriosis, frigidity, impotence, gallstones, grief

NOTES → It takes about 60 000 roses to make one ounce of rose oil → Rose oil is extracted from fresh flowers, picked before 8am in the morning → The aroma can be damaged if the heat is too high at distillation



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