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  • Color: Deep Red for the Absolute, Light Yellow for the Steam Distillate
  • Oil Consistency: Thick for the Absolute, Thin for the Steam Distillate
  • Perfumery Note: Middle
  • Initial Aroma Strength: Strong
  • Scent: Strongly floral, sweet.

Action: Antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, choleretic, cicatrisant, depurative, emmenagogue, hemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervine, stomachic, tonic for the heart, liver, stomach, uterus.

Benefits, Indications: May help asthma, chronic bronchitis, herpes simplex, impotence, scarring, sexual debilities, skin diseases, wrinkles. Damask rose oil soothes and harmonizes the mind and helps with depression, anger, grief, fear, nervous tension and stress and at the same time addresses sexuality, self-nurturing, self esteem and dealing with emotional problems.

It is most helpful for poor circulation and heart problems, which would include heart palpitations, arrhythmia as well as high blood pressure and is also used to boost the liver and gall bladder. For the respiratory system Damask rose oil assists in cases of asthma, coughs and hay fever, and in the digestive system for liver congestion and nausea.



On the skin it is most effective for moisturizing and hydrating the skin, while having a general stimulant and antiseptic action, which is good for all skin types, but especially so for dry, mature and irritated skin. It is used to repair broken capillaries, inflammation as well as skin redness and is useful in eczema and herpes. Rose water can be used for conjunctivitis.

Supplemental Information: Rose Essential Oil for Depression and Fatigue

Chemical Constituents: The chemical constituents of rose oil are one of the most complex and contain more than 300 known compounds, yet the main chemical components of rose oil can be listed as citronellol, phenyl ethanol, geraniol, nerol, farnesol and stearpoten with traces of nonanol, linalool, nonanal, phenyl acetaldehyde, citral, carvone, citronellyl acetate, 2-phenylmenthyl acetate, methyl eugenol, eugenol, rose oxide

Companion Oils: Geranium, jasmine, clove, palmarosa

Precautions: Damask rose oil is nontoxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing but should not be used during pregnancy.

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