Rose essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers of Rosa damascena, or the Bulgarian rose. Historically, rose was known for its healing properties and has been utilized in medicine throughout the ages. Some of the oldest uses of rose essential oil include digestive and menstrual problems, headaches and nervous tension, poor circulation, and fever.
Rose essential oil is commonly used to help with calming, poison ivy, relaxing, and scarring. The beautiful fragrance of rose essential oil is aromatically known to be stimulating and elevating to the mind and creates a sense of well-being.
Rose oil may also help with aging, asthma, chronic bronchitis, frigidity, gingivitis, herpes simplex, infections, skin disease, tuberculosis, ulcers, wounds, and wrinkles.
Rose is known for its antibacterial, antihemorrhaging, anti-infectious, aphrodisiac, and sedative properties as well as its powerful effect on emotional balance.
Would you like to learn more about rose essential oil? See the Reference Guide for Essential Oils for more information about this and many other pure essential oils.
Source: Reference Guide for Essential Oils, 2014 Edition, p. 116–117