Rose, the queen of essential oilsJuly 17 2018
‘There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the height of summer there is nothing more stunning than roses adorning gardens and climbing walls, but for us it is the magnificence of the essential oil their petals produce that is the ultimate gift. With so many well researched compounds contained in each and every petal, it is no wonder that rose oil is the queen of essential oils.
Extracting rose oil from fresh rose petals is a delicate process and it can take several thousand rose petals to produce just one ounce of this beautiful oil, hence it's astronomical price tag! The main source of petals is from the Rosa damascena plant, which contains the flower's aromatic compounds.
Rose is known to have a myriad of benefits delivering wellness and healing to both the mind and body. The beautiful aroma in itself is enough to bring about peace and tranquillity, but thanks to extensive research* we know about the emotional and psychological effects of the compounds found within rose essential oil.
So, down to business, what can we thank rose essential oil for when breathing in its heady fragrance?
- Peace and relaxation
- Relieving anxiety and depression: rose essential oil is often recommended by aromatherapists for its mood-boosting properties
- Relieving tension headaches
- Boosting self-esteem, confidence and mental strength
- Aphrodisiac: the very scent of rose is arousing. Try it!
What’s not to love!
If we have whet your appetite to all things rose then you can find this stunning oil in our serenity collection.
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*Several studies suggest that rose essential oil could help alleviate anxiety and boost mood. Examples include a study published in Nephro-Urology Monthly in 2016 which examined the use of aromatherapy with rose water for anxiety in hemodialysis patients and found that rose water noticeably reduced anxiety levels.