Rose de Mai Essential Oil
Rose de Mai is a hybrid rose species that is a shrubby bush with round bulbous fragrant flowers.
- Botanical Family: Rosaceae
- Other Common Names: French Rose, Cabbage Rose
- Part of Plant Used: Flowers
- Method of Extraction: Solvent Extraction
- Variations: Rose de mai is typically produced as an absolute via solvent extraction. It is related to Rose.
- Chemistry: Rose de mai contains monoterpene alcohols ((-)citronellol, gerianiol) and 2-phenylethanol).
- Perfumery: used in Natural Perfumery
- Nervous System: helps with stress relief, anxiety, and depression
- Reproductive System: has aphrodisiac properties
- Skin: soothes dry, chapped, and mature skin and restores wrinkles
- Spiritual: supports heart healing
- Scent Profile: Mid note with a sweet honey rose like aroma.
- Longevity: The aroma of Rose de Mai can last up to 168 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Floral
- Blends well with: Amyris, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Blue Tansy, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Cacao, Coffee, Coriander, Frankincense, Galbanum, Geranium, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Laurel, Lavender, Lemon, Litsea Cubeba, Mandarin, Melissa, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peru Balsam, Petitgrain, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Tuberose, Vanilla, Vetiver, Violet Leaf, and Ylang Ylang.
- According to Tisserand & Young: Rose de Mai may contain methyleugenol. Though there are no known contraindications, they recommend a dermal limit of 2.5%.
Products Using Rose de Mai Essential Oil
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (Tgsc), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.