Rose Essential Oil
Rose has over 250 different species, not including hybrids.
- Botanical Family: Rosaceae
- Other Common Names: Rose Otto
- Part of Plant Used: Petals
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation, Solvent Extraction
- Variations: Rose Otto (Rosa damascena) is related to the hybrid Rose de Mai (Rosa centifolia) Rose absolute is a fraction of the cost of the essential oil. It is one of the most expensive oils because each 5-ml bottle requires 22 pounds of rose petals.
- Chemistry: Rose is comprised of monoterpene alcohols (citronellol, nerol, geraniol).
- Circulatory: promotes healthy circulation
- Reproductive: powerful aphrodisiac, soothes symptoms of PMS, menstruation, and menopause, helps increase fertility, regulates menstruation, and supports cervical health
- Pregnancy: helps with stretch marks, depression, sleep and relaxation and speeds up the contractions during labor and delivery
- Babies & Children: benefits the skin and helps with sadness, stress, and difficult emotions.
- Skin: benefits the skin especially for mature skin types and for skin conditions brought on by stress and depression
- Nervous System: helps to calm a troubled mind soothing the body as you prepare for bed, soothes depression, and helps restore balance from shock, grief, and heartache
- Spiritual: supports the Heart Chakra associated with love, relationships, transformation, and integration
- Scent Profile: Base to mid note that has a beautiful, rich, and intoxicating floral aroma.
- Longevity: The aroma of Rose can last up to 168 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Floral
- Blends well with: Aldehydes, Amber, Balsam Fir, Blue Tansy, Cape Chamomile, Champaca, Cherry, Cherry Blossom, Citronella, Cypress, Frangipani, Gardenia, Geranium, German Chamomile, Grapefruit, Heliotrope, Hemlock, Inula, Kunzea, Lavender, Lemon, Manuka, Monarda, Musk, Nag champa, Osmanthus, Palmarosa, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Peach, Roman Chamomile, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Spike Lavender, Tea Tree, Tonka Bean, Thyme ct gerianol, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang
- No known issues
Products Using Rose Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.