- Additional Name(s): Cabbage Rose
- Color: Pale Yellow (oil) / Deep Red Orange (absolute)
- Oil Consistency: Medium
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Initial Aroma Strength: Strong
- Scent: Floral, soft, deep, exquisite
Action: Antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, chleretic, Emmenagogue, hemostatic, sedative, stomachic
Benefits, Indications: Rose oil stimulates the skin, while moisturizing and hydrating. It boosts all skin types and is particularly beneficial for dry, mature, inflamed and sensitive skin. It helps to reduce skin redness, fight inflammation, and its astringent properties act as a general skin tonic
. Rose is also one of the best oils for treating female reproductive problems, premenstrual tension, menopausal symptoms and irregular periods. It is also beneficial for the physical heart and the respiratory and digestive systems, and can help with headaches and migraines and is reputed to have aphrodisiac properties.
It also has a profound effect on the emotional level, and is a gentle antidepressant oil. Patricia Davis in Aromatherapy: an A-Z (Random House, UK, 2004) recommends it especially for women who are feeling sad or tense, or suffering from grief.
Chemical Constituents: Citronellol 18-22%, geraniol & nerol 10-15%, stearopten 8%, phenyl ethanol 63%, farnesol 0.2 – 2% plus many other trace elements. Very complex with over 300 different chemical constituents.
Precautions: Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
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