As one of the lowest yielding essential oils, the labor-intensive production process takes more than 10,000 handpicked rose blossoms to produce one 5ml bottle. The essence of one of the world’s most beautiful and aromatic flowers produces one of the most complex, distinctive, and health-benefitting essential oils.
What is Rose Essential Oil?
Rose is primarily composed of four dominant volatile aromatic compounds: citronellol, geraniol, nonadecane, and heneicosane. The monoterpene alcohols, citronellol and geraniol, are often associated with floral essential oils—geranium also contains rich concentrations—and they share more than a similar chemical makeup. There is good reason why Rose essential oil is valued so highly in personal care; both compounds are effective at supporting a healthy and clean appearance of the skin and hair. That cleansing power is also evident when used on surfaces. Nonadecane and heneicosane are a little more mysterious, and a lot less scientifically investigated, but based upon the breadth of research, they are a great example of essential oil synergy and exactly why Rose offers such profound benefits. Greater than the sum of its parts, an abundance of experimental and human clinical research has shown that Rose provides powerful benefits when used aromatically and topically.
Benefits of Rose Essential Oil
Rose is a profoundly calming essential oil and its effects are present in many different populations, through a variety of application methods. Participants in human clinical trials self-reported reduced feelings of stress from aromatic use of Rose essential oil, and those in another trial reported increased calmness from topical application. Further clinical research of whole, pure Rose oil has shown that it not only helps to cleanse the skin, but also helps regulate moisture levels. Other experimental studies have shown that Rose is effective at cleaning the hard surfaces in your home.
How to Use Rose Essential Oil
- Diffuse throughout the day to reduce feelings of stress and anxiousness.
- Add 1–2 drops to hand and body lotion to promote even skin tone and balance moisture levels.
- Combine Rose with Lavender and Fractionated Coconut Oil for a soothing massage.
- Make it a part of your daily face-cleansing regimen. Dilute and apply topically to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.