Written by, Becki Andrus
Rose essential oil is one of the most prized oils due to its powerful properties. It tends to be one of the most expensive oils because it is so hard to extract– This oil is taken from the petals of the Rose flower through steam distillation, and it takes hundreds of pounds of rose petals to extract 1 drop of pure essential oil. Roses have been used for their healing and aromatic properties dating all the way back to the 10th century.
Anti-infectious, antiviral, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, sedative, antibacterial, antidepressant, laxative, astringent, antihemorrhagic, and aphrodisiac.
Rose essential oil can be used for infection, wounds, headaches, nervous tension, liver congestion, skin conditions, hemorrhaging, sprains, tuberculosis, asthma, gingivitis, prevent scarring, chronic bronchitis, postpartum depression, digestive disorders, herpes simplex, ulcers, wrinkles, menstrual problems, uplifting, and skin disease.
Internally- Mix 1 drop oil with 4 oz. beverage or 1 tsp. honey, consume. (FDA approved, do not give to children under the age of 6)
Topically- Apply to location of concern or reflex points. Mix with massage oil, cream, or lotion and massage onto skin. Add a few drops to bathwater, bathe.
Aromatically- Diffuse into air. Inhale and breathe directly from bottle. Mix oil with hot water in a bowl, inhale vapors.
Aromatically Rose essential oil can create a sense of well-being and stimulate the mind. The aroma can also be an aphrodisiac.
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