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Rose, Queen of Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Rose is more than a beautiful flower. The essential oil derived from the rose plant has a wide range of potential benefits. Rose is a very delicate flower, it takes 22 pounds or 10,000 rose petals to make a 5ml bottle of essential oil. Harvester or laborer will harvest the blooming rose and process it on the same day. This is to ensure the rose is still fresh. Below will show how to use and some of the benefits that the rose oil can offer to you.

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Ways To Use Rose Essential Oil

There are several ways to use this expensive oil. Rose oil should be diluted first either you want to inhale or use it topically.

Bath oil

Relax with roses in the bath tub after having a rough day is a very good bath time indeed. Add a few drops of rose essential oil into carrier oil first to dilute, then splash it into a warm tub. Next is to jump right in and give yourself a royal treatment.

Topical Use

Dilute 1 or 2 drop of rose essential oil into carrier oil then apply to your skin. Dilution can minimize your skin sensitivity.

Inhale and Diffuse

Add 5 to 6 drops of rose essential oil into a diffuser and fill your room with sweet, floral scent in the morning.

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Benefits of Rose

There are many benefits that have been proven over the years and some of them are:

Increase Sexual Desire

Poets and lovers have long extolled the virtues of the rose, and they are right! Inhaling rose oil can increase sexual desire among men and women but mostly men.

Decrease Anxiety, Stress and Depression

Applying rose oil to the skin can cause many great things to the body. Blood pressure, breathing rates, cortisol levels and also heart rates are all decreased as more relaxation kicked in after the rose oil treatment.

A study involved woman who were giving birth found that using rose oil have lowered their anxiety levels during delivery. Another study have been conducted with a small group of postpartum women underwent treatment for depression.

A group that received aromatherapy have shown great improvement than those who received conventional medical treatments. This has shown that rose oil can stimulates the release of the chemical dopamine.

Skin Condition

Some companies stated that rose essential oil can be used in daily skin care routines as it helps balance moisture levels in skin. The rose oil’s natural properties can help reduce the appearance of wrinkle or ‘fine lines’ and improve skin tone.

Pain Reliever

As most of essential oils do, rose oil is no exception in been used to ease the pain. Rose oil may have stimulate the brain to release endorphins to ease pain levels. Researchers suggest that using rose oil as an aromatherapy before surgery can be an effective way to ease the pain.

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Safety Precaution

Dilute the rose essential oil first before apply topical or inhale it as rose oil is highly potent. Also inhaling too much or too long may or may not give a headache. Dilute with carrier oil (jojoba oil or coconut oil) before apply to skin to reduce sensitivity or avoid skin burned. Other than that, just like the other oils, rose oil should not be swallowed directly into your mouth. Read the description first to know if it is safe or not to take internally.

Woman who is pregnant and breastfeeding should consult doctor first before use rose oil. Young children or pets should also be cautious as some oils are considered toxic to them.

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