Rose is known as the ‘Queen of Flowers’ because of its heavenly essence and botanical royalty. Rose essential oil has powerful, scientifically proven anti-inflammatoryand skin-barrier-reinforcing benefits, antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties; it can also heal our body and soul through inhalation. Roses are often given as gifts to express love, friendship, or condolences, but many people may not realize that roses are also used to create rose oil, which has several uses and health benefits. In this blog, we are going to look at few ways on how rose works on our body and most common uses of rose oil.

How Rose Oil works in our Body

Some of the ways that rose oil interacts with your body are by improving blood circulation, relaxing muscles, and boosting the immune system. Because rose oil works in so many ways in the body, it has several different uses in both aromatherapy and massage therapy.

Rose Oil Aromatherapy

For treatment of asthma, congestion, coughs, and fever, rose oil can be inhaled by placing 3 to 5 drops of rose oil into a large bowl of steaming water. You can then lean over the bowl to breathe in the sweet smell of roses while the essential oils do their work to treat your lungs.

Another way that rose oil is used as aromatherapy is to treat depression and anxiety. To help yourself relax and relieve stress, you can add rose oils to a warm bath and let both the heat of the water and the vapors from the rose oil help your body and mind relax and re-center.

Rose oil can also be used with a natural massage oil such as almond oil for an extra-relaxing massage. To make rose oil massage oil, use one part rose oil for every 10 parts of almond oil. The rose oil will not only work as aroma therapy as it’s released into the air during the massage, but the oil itself will also soak into your skin and encourage your muscles to relax.

Rose Oil as Pain Relief

Because of its ability to improve blood circulation and relax muscles, rose oil is often used as pain relief when facing sprains, cramps, and swelling. Fill a medium-sized bowl with either hot or cold water, depending on the type of compress you’re doing. Then, add 4 to 6 drops of rose oil to the water. Dip a washcloth into the water, wring is out, and apply it to the skin like normal.

Rose Oil for Skin

Rose oil is often used for skin because it can reduce inflammation. Skin inflammation can be caused by several skin conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, and rosacea. Rose oil can help relieve various skin conditions as it reduces inflammation and increases blood flow to the area, helping your body to remove toxins and begin healing.

Rose water is an ancient beauty ritual

Spoil someone special this month. Simply apply one or two drops into distilled water to create gently fragrant rose water. Ancient Egyptians are said to have used rose water in their beauty rituals, gently applying it to the face for a soothing skin treat. Cleopatra, considered to be one of the most beautiful women of the time, is also believed to have regularly bathed in rose water. Shakespeare even noted in Anthony and Cleopatra that the Egyptian queen even scented her cedarwood ships with rose water.

A multi-purpose beauty savior

Steal their heart with this one-of-a-kind skin and body treat. From top-to-toe, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this oil. Apply one or two drops into a neutral moisturizer, bath or shower gel base for delicately scented hydration. Just a couple of drops with a spoonful of coconut oil can also be used for a hair mask, washing with warm water after 15 minutes for soft, smooth hair. For dry winter skin, pop into your bag, applying to cuticles for instant conditioning.

Wound healing and pain relief
Like many other essential oils, rose has natural healing properties.  It has antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, and antispasmodic qualities.  This means that it helps to kill viruses and bacteria, prevent infection, and reduce inflammation.  For these reasons, it can be helpful when applied to cuts, scrapes, or any other area that is at risk for infection.  Try creating your own wound healing blend by combining with other oils that have similar benefits such as lavender, tea tree, peppermint, clove, etc. For muscle strains or pulls, try massaging some rose oil directly on the sore area.  

 

Skin and hair
If you are familiar with a variety of skin products, you may have noticed that rose is a common ingredient.  This is because it is fantastic for the health of your skin and hair.  Rose is an astringent which means that it has toning properties, so it helps to tone and tighten skin.  This can help to prevent premature hair loss, wrinkles, and even help tighten your gums to prevent loss of teeth.  Rose also helps to treat marks on the skin.  It is great for helping to fade scars, dark spots, stretch marks, and marks made after acne or boils.  Try applying the essential oil topically (it is usually already diluted in a base oil) or add it to your favorite skin care products.

Rose essential oil is a treat for your skin! The fragrance and therapeutic integrity of the oil is what makes it nature’s role model for attaining a healthy and radiant skin. No wonder why it’s a must have at a bachelorette spa!

Rose absolute oil does not just smell great; it is blessed with a variety of benefits for our skin.

  • Antiseptic (Antimicrobial property to reduce growth of disease-causing microorganisms)
  • Anti-inflammatory (Purify pores to reduce sensitivity and acne breakouts)
  • Astringent (Helps to tone and strengthen aging skin)
  • Cicatrisant (Skin healing and cell rejuvenation)
  • Depurative (Detoxifying effect to reduce toxin build in in pores)