Rose is most commonly used for emotional balance and skin health, however throughout history rose oil uses have ranged from digestive to hormonal and almost anything in between, including immune, heart health, and more.
It helps to balance moisture levels in the skin as well as reduces the appearance of skin imperfections. It promotes an even skin tone and healthy complexion and it uplifts emotionally.
Precautions of Rose Essential Oil
Use with caution during pregnancy. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.
NOTE: The aroma is very strong, and a quality brand will be very potent. Even though it's safe to use undiluted (neat), if your rose essential oil is not diluted you may choose to do so to stretch it further. As little as 1 drop in several tablespoon still imparts a strong aroma; a minimum ratio is generally 1:3 rose to carrier oil.
Commonly Uses of Rose Essential Oil
- Apply one to two drops to face, neck, and décolletage. Follow with the moisturizer of your choice.
- Apply one drop directly to skin imperfections twice daily.
- Diffuse in the morning to promote energy and vitality.
- Rose oils benefits the limbic system when used aromatically. Consider massaging a small amount over the heart daily, inhaling from the hands afterward.
- Diffuse as desired, inhale from cupped hands, or massage a diluted drop (or less) into the reflex points of the feet daily for peace and relaxation.