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The fragrance symbolizes the love and beauty that was offered to the kings and gods. Cleopatra strewed red rose petals to a height of 18 inches when she first met Mark Anthony...

Rosa centifolia

Note: Base

Parts Used: fresh flower petals

Source: 1. Essential oil or otto by water or steam distillation from the fresh petals. (rose water is produced as a by-product of this process) 2. Concrete and absolute by solvent extraction from the fresh petals (rose leaf absolute is also produced in small quantities in France) Most of the oil is produced in Morocco and France from hybrid roses.

Description and Odor Effect: 1. Oil is a pale yellow liquid with a deep sweet, rosy-floral, tenacious odor. 2. The absolute is a reddish-orange viscous liquid with a deep, rich, sweet rosy-spicy, honeylike fragrance. Its odor effect is calming, uplifting, and anti-depressant. A reputed aphrodisiac

Nature: uplifting, purifying, warming, balancing

Blends well with: jasmine, orange blossom, geranium, bergamot, lavender, clary sage, sandalwood, patchouli, benzoin, chamomile, clove, palmarosa

Physical Uses: Rose oil is effective in the treatment of broken capillaries, conjunctivitis (rose water), dry skin, eczema, herpes, mature and sensitive complexions and wrinkles. It is a circulatory stimulant, which is helpful for palpitations and poor circulation. The calming properties of rose have been employed for use in treating asthma, coughs and hay fever. Rose oil has been used for cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder), liver congestion and nausea. Rose oil is a powerful female-balancing oil which is helpful for irregular menstruation, leucorrhoea (inflammation or irritation of the membrane lining the genital organs of the female), menorrhagia (excessive menstrual discharge.) and uterine disorders.

Mental and Emotional Uses: Rose is a cool and relaxing oil, which can ease depression, insomnia, frigidity, headache, nervous tension and stress-related conditions.

Caution: Avoid during pregnancy.

Therapeutic Uses: antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antistress, antiviral, aperient, aphrodisiac, astringent (mild), calmative, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, choleretic, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, depurative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, emollient, hemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervine, nutritive, pectoral, regenerator (skin cells), sedative, stimulant (circulatory system), stomachic, tonic (nerves), tonifying, uplifting

Application: application, aroma lamp, bath, fragrancing, inhaler, lightbulb ring, massage, mist spray

Keyword: Wholeness

Rose Magic: Roses planted in the garden attract fairies, and are said grow best when stolen.

Rose Absolute Harmony

Add these essential oils to 20 ml / 4 teaspoons carrier oil

To ease hormonal swings:

  • 2 drops Rose Absolute
  • 4 drops Fennel
  • 4 drops Sweet Orange is free to access and use.
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