Stop and smell the Rose oil. This Valentine’s Day, forget flowers and treat someone special to a sweet treasure-forever scent. Celebrated by poets like Shakespeare, to lovers; roses have symbolised love, passion and desire for centuries. Here’s all you need to know about precious Rose essential oil.
- There are more than 16,000 varieties of rose in the world
Fall in love with this sensual scent. With over 16,000 varieties of rose in the world today, rose has been popular for centuries. Young Living’s Rose oil is extracted from the species Rosa Damascena. This beautiful flower is grown in large quantities, mainly in Bulgaria and Turkey. Believed to be native to the Middle Ease, rose water and rose oil were a popular remedy, thought to help heal scars as well as being used as a fragrance.
- It’s the queen of essential oils
Rose is said to be the queen of essential oils. This may be due to its royal associations. Today, the national flower of England is the Tudor rose. Also, this essential oil is one of the most extravagantly expensive on the market. It takes a huge amount of petals for just one bottle of essential oil. Over 2,000 kg of rose petals are used to distil 0.5 kg of Rose essential oil. This enticing oil is so concentrated that you need very little to create an alluring aroma.
- 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.
- Opens the heart chakra
Set the mood this Valentine’s Day, gifting Rose essential oil, helping to open the heart chakra. Whether you’re single or coupled up, this balancing scent is said to have one of the highest spiritual frequencies of all the essential oils. This opulent oil is ideal for showing your nearest and dearest you care. By opening the fourth chakra, some believe that it helps with creating unconditional love, awakening self-love, self-care and compassion.
- A multi-purpose beauty saviour
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 moisturiser, 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.
- Rose Otto and Rose Absolute use different processes
Many confuse Rose Otto and Rose Absolute. The main way they’re different is that they have different processes to make the oils. Rose Otto uses steam distillation and Rose Absolute uses a solvent extraction method. While the extraction method produces more oil, with a stronger scent, popular with perfumeries; Rose Otto has a lighter aroma for a natural subtler scent. This radiant and rich aroma is perfect for finishing off any look.
Do you have more questions about Rose essential oil? We’ve got you covered!
How can I add Rose oil into my beauty routine?
There are plenty of ways to use this luxurious oil. You may like to try using Rose in your skincare routine by adding a few drops to your neutral moisturiser, shower gel, bath or carrier oil, for a delicately uplifting scent. Unwind before bedtime by diluting Rose with coconut oil, massaging into you skin, hair and nails, for a gentle touch of opulence. Wake up feeling refreshed and smelling lovely.
How can I use Rose oil for my face and body?
If you can’t sink into an indulgent Balinese flower bath, rose oil is the next best thing. Simply apply a few drops into a hot bath for spa-like benefits. You can also add one or two drops into a sink filled with warm water for an evening beauty ritual, after you’ve cleansed, toned and moisturised. Blending one drop into your favourite lotion is also a great way to add this precious oil to your beauty routine.
How can I use Rose oil for my hair?
Why not add a couple of drops of Rose essential oil into your shampoo for a subtle irresistible aroma? Or blend with a spoonful of coconut oil, massaging into hair roots for 15 minutes, revealing smooth and soft hair. You can also add Rose essential oil to a spray bottle filled with warm water, after you have conditioned hair. Spritz gently over wet hair, leaving in for ten minutes, before washing and drying hair naturally. It’ll leave hair looking and smelling gorgeous.
What are the other benefits of Rose essential oil?
This expensive floral oil is believed to soothe and hydrate skin for a natural radiance. Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, was thought to use rose water as her secret beauty ritual, bathing her whole body with rose water, for sweet smelling petal-soft skin. This wonder oil also has romantic associations, and is said to be an aphrodisiac, perfect for setting the mood on Valentine’s Day and beyond.
How do you use Rose essential oil in your beauty routine?