If the truth is told, I’m obsessed with roses. It’s everything about them. They look utterly glorious while in full bloom, then of course there’s their captivating fairy tale aroma. The best thing though, has got to be their precious oil. It is probably the best smell in the world (in my opinion at least!) and it has many great benefits for our skin too. Rose essential oil is obtained through a simple process of steam distillation. The yield isn’t great, which is why it’s so expensive. It’s been used to treat health conditions and in natural beauty treatments for thousands of years because it’s that powerful. Research tells us that rose oil does actually help to relieve acne, balance hormones, lower anxiety, improve depression, reduce rosacea and naturally increase libido.
Do you find that the smell of a rose is one of those experiences that can ignite memories? Fond or not? And are those memories often associated with romance? It’s no secret that the rose plays a key role in the romantic department. The very scent of roses is considered aphrodisiac and it is the essential oil within the flower that has this effect. When we are stimulated by the scents of natural oils in this way, it can boost the libido and provoke romantic feelings, which is an instinctive human response to a pleasurable natural scent.
On that note, it turns out, in actual fact, roses are a lot more than just their incredible aroma. Rose oil has got tonnes of naturally therapeutic powers that help to heal many health conditions.
Do you know about the emotional, psychological and physical effects of Rose oil?
Rose oil is widely used in aromatherapy to facilitate spiritual growth and promote relaxed, positive, happy feelings. It can help with issues of low self esteem and diminished mental strength. It has also been known to help ward off depression and relieve symptoms of anxiety. The aroma of rose is known for its balancing and calming effects and is used by many for help with simply maintaining a positive mindset. It is believed that the emotional response we have to rose oil triggers physical, biological factors such as heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure and breathing.
Benefits of Rose Oil For The Skin
Moisturising: The natural oils found in roses help with getting moisture into the skin, keeping skin feeling smooth and hydrated. While the oil is versatile too, and is great for all skin types, it is especially beneficial for those with delicate skin because it possesses anti-inflammatory properties and is a great tissue re-generator.
Anti-inflammatory: While we may think of roses for their iconic deep red colour, rose oil can actually help reduce swollen spots or redness on your skin owing to its calming properties can also help sooth rosacea and eczema.
Toning: As a natural astringent (causes the contraction of skin cells), rose oil helps to tighten and cleanse the pores for a glowing complexion.
Replenishing Face Balm and Facial Oil Gift Set contains:
- Face Balm with Rose, Argan and Vitamin E 30ml
- Facial Oil with Rose, Argan and Vitamin E 10ml
A rich, aromatic and nourishing balm, it melts into the skin leaving it hydrated and nourished.