HistoryRomans used rose for hangovers and as an aphrodisiac. It was offered to the Goddess of love, Venus and Aphrodite.
Bontanical Name: Rosa damascena
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Vaporisation: Add 5-10 drops of essential oil into warm water by using diffuser.
Massage: Add 4-5 drops of essential oil into 10ml of carrier oil for facial or body massage or as a home-made body oil after shower. It is very good for muscular and spiritual relaxation.
Bathing: Add 8-10 drops for a full bath. It can stimulates blood circulation and is ideal way to relax.
Inhalation: Add 3-5 drops of essential oil into a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over the head, close your eyes and inhale deeply. It can help to relieve physical and mental stress, especially headache and respiratory system problems.
Clay mask (Cleansing and Whitening): Add 1-2 drops of essential oils to the mixtures of floral water and clay mask.
Personal skin care product (e.g Shampoo，Bath Gel，Facial cream etc.): Add 4-5drops of essential oils to your own skin care products, create the unique personalised skin care products.
Perfume: Add 4-5 drops of essential oils and 4-10 drops of solubiliser into 10ml water to create your own personalised perfume.
Contra-indication: Avoid during pregnancy
Blending Base Measurement:
1% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (1/2/6/10/20) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (2/4/12/20/40) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2.5% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (3/5/15/25/30) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
Eye care = 0.5% Face = 1% - 2% Adult full body = 2% - 2.5%
*Remarks: Thin oil can apply onto skin directly. Thick oil is sticky, diluted with thin oil will be better
Proportion: Thick Oil 10-20％Thin Oil 80-90％
Rose oil Aromatherapy makes use of essential oil to provide comfort to the body. The effects of essential oil on the body goes beyond comfort, essential oils have some health benefits. The following are the health benefits of Rose oil; Relaxing effects A study was carried out to investigate the effect of rose oil on human autonomic parameters and emotional responses in healthy subjects. Breathing masks were used to exclude any olfactory stimulation and the inhalation of the fragrances. Forty volunteers were included and divided into two groups in the study, and assessed for autonomic parameters and emotional responses. In comparison to the placebo group, the experimental group showed significant decreases in breathing rate, blood oxygen saturation, and systolic blood pressure, which indicate a decrease in autonomic arousal. Also, they showed calmer, more relaxed, and less alert than subjects in the control group. The study concluded that rose oil has relaxing effects on the body. Pharmacological properties A study reviews the therapeutic effects of rose oil that had been clinically evaluated in trial studies. The study searched for human studies that have evaluated the therapeutic effects of rose oil and published in the English language until August 2015 on Google scholar, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Scopus. A total number of thirteen studies were included in the search. Most of the studies (five trials) evaluated the analgesic effect of rose oil. Five studies evaluated the physiological relaxation effect of rose oil; anti-depressant, psychological relaxation, improving sexual dysfunction, and anti-anxiety effects all reported for rose oil. The study observed that rose oil had physiological and psychological relaxation, analgesic, and anti-anxiety effects. More studies are required to conclude on the efficacy and safety of rose oil. References Mohebitabar, Safieh & Shirazi, Mahboobeh & Bioos, Soodabeh & Rahimi, Roja & Malekshahi, Farhad & Nejatbakhsh, Fatemeh. (2017). Therapeutic efficacy of rose oil: A comprehensive review of clinical evidence. Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine. 7. 206-213. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318727955_Therapeutic_efficacy_of_rose_oil_A_comprehensive_review_of_clinical_evidence Hongratanaworakit, Tapanee. (2009). Relaxing Effect of Rose Oil on Humans. Natural product communications. 4. 291-6. 10.1177/1934578X0900400226. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/24281943_Relaxing_Effect_of_Rose_Oil_on_Humans