|Latin Name:||Rosa damascena|
Considered by many to be the "Queen" of essential oils, Rose Otto is beautifully fragrant, with fresh, sweet, floral notes, surrounded by pleasantly bitter "green" or leaf notes. Though it is a favorite to many, the cost of pure Rose Otto may deter individuals from trying this precious essential oil. That said, we do offer a 10% dilution in Jojoba
, which greatly reduces the cost yet still provide you with all of the amazing benefits of this luxurious oil.
Rose is well known for its skin nourishing qualities, and can be found in many skincare formulations, particularly those designed for mature or aging skin. It is considered to be beneficial to all skin types (especially acne, dry, sensitive and mature skin), can be of great assistance in combating wrinkles, soothes eczema, minimizes herpes (of the lip), and will also benefit those dealing with shingles, skin infections, ulcers, inflammations and swelling.
Outside of skincare, Rose has shown to be as versatile as Lavender in some instances. Though these uses are lesser known, Rose Otto is effective in addressing chronic & bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, general cough, hay fever, sore throats, TB, contusions, sprains, palpitations, poor circulation, weak immune system, hangovers, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, cystitis, irregular menstruation, menopause, migraines, headaches, PMS, and leucorrhea.
Rose is incredibly beneficial to the mind, particularly on the emotional side of things. It's has potent effects on depression, insomnia, nervous tensions, and virtually all stress-related disorders. It softens intense emotions such as anger, anxiety, jealousy, panic, irritability, sadness, disappointment, sorrow, shock, and post-partum depression. It assists those suffering from psychological impotence, sexual weakness (in all genders), and can be used to increase feelings of happiness, peace, and unconditional love. It's especially beneficial to anyone suffering from heartbreak of any form.
The subtle energies of Rose Otto are quite well rounded as well, though emotions are still the core of its properties. It is associated with unconditional & Divine love, as well as deep compassion and total forgiveness for both others and one's self. It is said to gently repair the aura during healing, and seal the auric field once healing work is completed. It promotes a sense of well-being, love, hope, patience, and spiritual connections. As mentioned above, Rose is a powerful emotional healer, particularly with heartbreak and grief of all forms. Finally, Rose is believed to enhance our connection with all creativity, the arts, and beauty, and is commonly found in blends geared towards the attraction of love, peace, beauty, and sexuality.
Contraindications: Generally considered safe, though it is recommended that it is avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy. It is debated that it shouldn't be used by children under 5 years of age, though it has been shown to be useful for babies in trace amounts.