Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Rose Oil – What You Want To Know

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"Rose essential oil or Rose Otto is a pale yellow liquid that will begin to solidify (as do all true steam distilled Rose oils) below 70 degrees F – this does not alter the quality of the oil.  Simply warm the bottle by rolling in your hands until it is again liquid. Rose otto is considered the premier oil for treating conditions of the reproductive system for both women and men. It is also excellent in formulas for mature, dry and sensitive skin, and its tonic action on the heart appears to help relieve cardiac congestion, improve sluggish circulation, and tone the capillaries. In perfumery, even trace amounts of Rose Otto can impart its wonderful properties."




Rose - rosa damascena - Bulgaria.

Description: Rose Essential Oil is believed to be the oldest floral essential oil; Avicenna, a physician in 10th-century Persia, is credited with its creation. Although there are many types of rose oils, Bulgarian Rose is considered to be the finest. Because it takes a huge quantity of rose petals to produce even a small amount of oil (roughly 10,000 pounds of flowers to 1 pound of oil), Rose Essential Oil is one of the most expensive oils on the market. Rose Essential Oil has an incredibly complex chemical makeup, including over 300 constituents which work synergistically to produce its beneficial properties.


Because of the popularity of rose and the cost of obtaining the oil it is often highly adulterated! Just to give you an idea on the cost of the oil and the volume of roses required to produce the oil, I have listed some figures below:
  • One drop of pure rose essential oil = 60 roses!
  • Fifteen mls of pure rose essential oil = 65 pounds of rose petals!
  • One ounce of pure rose essential oil = 60,000 roses!
  • Two pound (and about 3 oz) of PURE rose oil = therapeutic quality = up to $5000 per pound or more!
So as you can see producing pure rose essential oil is extremely expensive! To compensate, companies will use a less expensive extraction process (absolute) or will adulterate the oil.
Seeing things in terms of dollars and cents always makes things a bit clearer. And as I have said many times if you want healing results, you need therapeutic pure oils!
And that does come with a cost associated with it. If your rose oil is less than $165 for 5 ml than you should be seriously questioning whether your oil is pure or suitable for therapeutic work!
Properties: Aphrodisiac, Antiseptic, Antidepressant, Sedative, Tonic, Astringent, Antispasmodic, Cicatrisive, Calmative, Emollient, and Haemostatic.


Historical Uses: Rose is well-known as an aphrodisiac and has been long been used as such; ancient Romans scattered rose petals over the beds of newlyweds for this purpose. It has also historically been used for promoting general, emotional, and reproductive health in both men and women. Additionally, mature and dry skin both benefit greatly from Rose Essential Oil.


Possible Uses:
-Rose oil has been used for menstrual conditions, digestive problems and poor circulation for thousands of years. And of course, for perfume and incense as well.
-Because rose can be applied NEAT (undiluted) it is excellent for any type of skin type including dry or inflamed skin. And you will see it in many skin care products. It will also help to restore moisture balance and diminish broken capillaries.  Which is why I love the Rose Water Spray below. 
-Apply alone or as part of a facial serum nightly to mature, dry, or sensitive skin.
- Use in a bath to calm, balance, and improve mood.
-Diffuse alone or with Sandalwood Essential Oil to increase a feeling of confidence, well-being, and support a healthy libido.
-Blends well with: Geranium, Lavender, Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Lemon, Roman Chamomile, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang, Vetiver, Bergamot, Patchouli
Have you tried using Rose Water after washing your face, taking a shower, or to refresh once you finish working out? 

If not, then you are missing out on one of life’s simple pleasures and luxuries!   Seriously, it is like bringing a spa treatment right into your own home.   Rose water makes my skin feel super soft and silky!   I love it!!!! 

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From SK...
Ultimate Deodorant - I am detoxing from an infection so I needed a really good deodorant.  Up-cycle a Rose Water spray bottle – or use a glass spray bottle which will not break down from the other EO’s

  • 1/4 bottle Rose Water
  • 1/4 bottle Coconut Vinegar or Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 25 drops Clary Sage
  • 20 drops Lemongrass
  • 15 drop Peppermint
I've used this for a few days now and it is a work horse! I happen to really like the aroma. -SK
FYI:  for those of you doing any kind of detox be it sugar, alcohol, pain meds etc. this is an excellent choice for a natural deodorant for you. Consider adding 6 drops of pure Frankincense too!


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