Rosa damascena flowerRose (Rosa damascena) has a beautiful, strong floral and sweet fragrance that is intoxicating and highly romantic. It helps bring balance and harmony with stimulating and uplifting properties that create a sense of well-being and self-confidence. Used for skin care for thousands of years, it is perfect for dry or aging skin.

Rosa × damascena, more commonly known as the Damask rose or simply as “Damask,” or sometimes as the Rose of Castile, is a rose hybrid, derived from Rosa gallica and Rosa moschata (Huxley 1992). Further DNA analysis has shown that a third species, Rosa fedtschenkoana, is associated with the Damask rose (Harkness 2003).

It is a deciduous shrub growing to 2.2 m tall, the stems densely armed with stout, curved prickles and stiff bristles. The leaves are pinnate, with five (rarely seven) leaflets.

It is considered an important type of Old Rose for its prominent place in the pedigree of many other types.

Damascena roses are renowned for their fine fragrance, and their flowers are commercially harvested for rose oil used in perfumery. The perfume industry often refers to this note as Damascus rose.

The Arab physician, Avicenna, was responsible for first distilling rose oil, eventually authoring an entire book on the healing attributes of the rose water derived from the distillation of rose. Throughout much of ancient history, the oil was produced by enfleurage, a process of pressing the petals along with a vegetable oil to extract the essence. Today, however, almost all rose oils are solvent extracted.

The Bulgarian Rosa damascena is high in citronellol and is very different from Morrocan Rosa centifolia, which is high in phenyl ethonol. They have different colors, aromas, and therapeutic actions. Rose essential oil ORAC Antioxidant Value: Our Rose oil has an approximate ORAC of 1,604,284 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.

Action and Uses: Anti-inflammatory, prevents and reduces scarring, balances and elevates the mind. It’s beautiful fragrance is intoxicating and aphrodisiac-like. It helps bring balance and harmony, allowing one to overcome insecurities. It also may help with asthma, chronic bronchitis, herpes simplex, impotence, scarring, sexual debilities, skin diseases, and wrinkles.

How to use: For dietary, aromatic or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 drops of vegetable oil and put into capsule. Then take one capsule before each meal or as desired. Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

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Item No. 3623, 5 ml – Rose Essential Oil


Rose Essential Oil — 2 Comments

  1. I hate roses but I do love the smell of them, they’re fantastic. It’s such a sweet and subtle smell, and it’s a pity it’s not used as much anymore in fragrances and creams.

  2. Yes, roses are fantastic! When you say you hate roses, I’m assuming you don’t like their thorns, and perhaps their growth habits. But I agree the scent makes up for the thorns.

    It is a great pity that they are not used much anymore in fragrances. Real rose oil is very expensive. So perfumers have replaced exquisite rose oil with cheap synthetic alternatives that neither smell the same or have any of the therapeutic qualities.

    The Essential Oil Diva

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