Do you know which plant is known as “The Queen of the Flowers“? That’s right – it is the “good old” rose flower:) Read below to see who gave it that name! In the next few minutes, you will also learn why many people so profoundly value it.
It has properties, related to your health, you don’t want to miss! Not to mention the divine aroma! You will understand how to make your life better, reading about:
- What are rose essential oil skin benefits?
- Which are Bulgarian rose oil benefits?
- How to use rose oil, applying a few fantastic homemade recipes, and while looking for ready formulas?
- Is rose oil good for acne?
- Is rose oil good for hair?
We have a lot to cover, so let’s start!
What are rose essential oil skin benefits?
Many years from now, the ancient Greek poet Sappho named rose “The Queen of the Flowers.”
And she has had her reasons to do it, as this title has become an “evergreen” through the centuries!
The big question is why? Is it because of the irresistible flavor? Or maybe the secret is in its compounds? Or the excellent aromatherapy properties? The short answer is all three mentioned reasons are relevant. Let’s dig a bit deeper into them.
There are two primary species of rose flower to be exact that are cultivated. The one among them, with more properties and “arguments” is Rosa Damascena, which will be the main “hero” of our story today.
Rose oil supremacy
Rose oil is a core component in many of the most luxurious perfumes. That’s why when you use products with rose oil in their recipe, you have a feeling of a high-quality first-class treatment of your senses. It makes your scent special!
Using a formula with rose oil, you know you have given your skin the best of the best possible solution! It is valuable for both dry and oily skin. It has anti-bacterial properties, balances pH and ideally refreshes the skin.
No wonder it is used in all types high-quality cosmetic products (except perfumes): soaps, creams, shampoos, masks, lotions, etc.
Rose oil in a recipe adds this “pinch” of elegance and supremacy, needed to turn a product from just average one, into a winner, descent for queens and kings!
Rose oil brings happiness
But not only rose oil purifies your skin. It heals your soul, as well! It diminishes anger, fear, depression, grief, stress! It helps your sexuality, self-esteem and being a more emotionally intelligent and balanced person! It’s a “Don’t worry, be happy” effect:)
Isn’t this essential oil amazing! Let’s see why rose oil has these properties. For the purpose, we will go through the properties of the best quality rose oil in the world.
Which are Bulgarian rose oil benefits?
If you look at the geography of rose oil, you will notice that roses grow in many places. Still, a consensus among experts exists, that there is one spot in the world, with the best conditions for roses to grow.
The magical Rose Valley
It is called Rose Valley, and it is located in Bulgaria, South-East Europe.
Can you believe that in this tiny place, with the size of a few large cities (less than 2800 sq km), half of the world’s rose oil is produced!
And it’s not only about quantity, but quality, as well.
That’s why Bulgarian rose oil has been accepted as a world standard regarding highest quality properties.
Can you imagine the sensual magic you will feel, being among those rose fields, when the roses are ready to be picked in May! Rose scent in the air makes the atmosphere fantastic and kind of surreal!
The rose picking season is a whole ritual. The local people start at 5 a.m. each day and finish till 10 a.m, as this is the best period to pick and “catch” the aroma of the rose petals!
By the way, each petal matters! To produce 1 kg rose oil, typically one would need 4000 kg petals!
Bulgarian rose oil is rich in compounds
Bulgarian rose oil contains over 280 different components. It is so versatile and powerful, thanks to the specific microclimate of the Rose Valley, differentiating it from the oils distilled in other parts of the globe.
Among most crucial flavor compounds, we will find beta-damascenone, beta-damascone, beta-ionone, and rose oxide.
Other components are geraniol, citronellol, linalool, nerol, farnesol, phenyl ethyl alcohol, pinene, terpentine, limonene. All this natural treasury combined, leads to rose oil sedative and energizing effect.
Rose oil – the dopamine aphrodisiac!
Rose oil is famous for its antispasmodic, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, antibacterial, choleretic properties. It is proven to raise the levels of dopamine, which is the hormone of happiness:)
It is aphrodisiac! Use products with rose oil to enlarge your libido!
Last, but not least: rose essential oil can help women in their irregular menstruation, menorrhagia issues, and uterine disorders.
Now you are clear about rose essential oil benefits. Let’s see how to take advantage of this fantastic flower.
How to use rose oil, applying a few fantastic homemade recipes?
Recipe #1 Nourishing and refreshing face mask
You will need: 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons almond oil, 5 drops rose oil, 1 drop vitamin E.
Mix the ingredients and massage on clean face. Leave for 15 minutes and wash with cool water. Enjoy the refreshing effect on your face!
Recipe #2 Rosewater
You will need: 200 ml (6.8 fl oz) distilled water, and 10 drops rose oil.
Mix the ingredients in glassware with a lid, and store in a fridge. Use it as a face lotion.
Recipe #3 Rose milk
You will need: 100 ml (3.4 fl oz) milk and 5 drops rose oil.
Boil the milk and add the rose oil. Use for cleansing, nourishing and hydrating skin.
Recipe #4 Anti-age mask
You will need: 2 teaspoons rose petals, 100 ml (3.4 fl oz) water, teaspoon honey.
Boil the water and add the rose petals. Steam it for 30 minutes. Filter the leaves from the water, keeping both of them.
MIx the petals with the honey and apply for 10-15 minutes on the face. Wash it with cool water.
Freeze the water in an ice tray and each morning massage your face with one ice cube.
How to look for ready formulas?
While homemade recipes are a good option to utilize rose oil, the ultimate skin care appears, when you use ready natural cosmetic products on the market. They have a few advantages:
- They are made by professional formulators and are tested before being launched;
- They are utilizing the properties of many useful compounds, making the whole being better than its parts;
- Last, but not least, you don’t have to bother at all for buying ingredients, spending time, making a mess at home, etc. Once purchased, all you have is to apply the product and delight the effect.
The disadvantage is you may stumble upon a low-quality of even fake product. To avoid this, you have to follow some rules to find the proper solutions. Thus you will minimize risks of being disappointed.
WATCH this quick video to feel the atmosphere of harvesting in Rose Valley in Bulgaria:
Is rose oil good for acne?
Yes, it is! It is cleansing the current spots and pimples and prevents the appearance of new ones. For the purpose, you could try the following homemade solution:
Recipe #5 Anti-acne mask
You will need: 20 ml (0.7 fl oz) wheat germ oil, 2 drops rose oil, 5 drops lavender oil, 5 drops lemon oil.
MIx the ingredients and massage the affected area for 10-15 minutes. Wash it with cool water. Thus you will keep your face clean and with balanced pH, preventing the inflammation.
Is rose oil good for hair?
The answer to this question is affirmative. Read HERE what is natural hair care and what are the myths and approaches possible concerning hair care.
To wrap it up
I hope now you are clear about rose essential oil skin benefits. You know how to use it at home. You have the tips how to buy it correctly!
No matter which approaches you will use, the most important is to take advantage of this natural miracle while taking action! Make the beautiful rose flower a part of your life, to be happy and healthy!
I would love to hear from you! Do you (plan to) use rose oil? Leave me a comment, and I will answer you!
To your “rose” future!