Rosa damascena, common in Bulgaria, is used extensively in perfumes. The process of preparing rose oils can be very labor-intensive with the rose petals being picked before the sun is up. The extraction must occur within the same day to achieve high-quality extracts. This contributes to the reason why rose oils are expensive.
Rose Fragrance Oil Benefits
Rose absolute oil contains compounds with properties which uplift moods and help ease depressive emotions. Rose is a helpful aid for increasing emotional openness to receiving and giving love. Rose oil helps release fear of intimacy.
Rose oils are a potent aphrodisiac with arousal occurring from just the aroma of the oil. This oil has been shown to reduce symptomatic erectile dysfunction and low libido.*
A common use of rose oil in aromatherapy is to support the reduction of stress, causing general muscle relaxation and the invocation of a sense of well being.
Rose oils are also medicinal serving as potent antivirals, antibacterial and antiseptic agents. It has also been shown to lessen digestive spasms and severe muscular contractions.* Other uses of this oil include serving as a laxative and generally helping the digestive system.
See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.