Rose Absolute (Rosa x damascena) is a flower oil, that is solvent extracted, with a middle-base note. Rose has a lovely rich, sweet, honey-type rose scent. Since the petals of the rose are so delicate it is harder to extract the oils. It typically is done by using hexane or benzene or possibly another solvent. Buying from a reputable company is EXTREMELY important. Rose is expensive and you want to make sure you have little to no solvent left in the finished product.
In my blog titled The Power of Essential Oils, I talk about how much raw product is needed to produce Rose essential oil. Rose (Rosa damascena)– 1 gallon (3.7kg) of rose essential oil requires roughly 8.3 tons of rose petals. One gallon may produce only 757 of the 5 ml bottles, making this one of the most expensive essential oils you can buy.
On the wikipedia.com website, "A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears. There are over a hundred species..."
According to pubmed.com, in a study dated February 4, 2009, Relaxing effect of rose oil on humans, "At the emotional level, subjects in the rose oil group rated themselves as more calm, more relaxed and less alert than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the rose oil and provide some evidence for the use of rose oil in aromatherapy, such as causing relief of depression and stress in humans."
In another pubmed.com study dated May - June 2017 called Therapeutic efficacy of rose oil: A comprehensive review of clinical evidence, "In this study, it was observed that rose oil had physiological and psychological relaxation, analgesic and anti-anxiety effects."
As you can see, it's great for calming and relaxing, but there are so many more benefits.
Helps relax smooth muscles
Astringent - tighten the skin of the face
Emmenagogue - help to bring on a menstrual period
Menopause - hormone balancing
Asthma - may reduce lung spasms
If you wanted to pair crystals with this lovely oil, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, garnet, pink calcite, rose quartz, hematite are all excellent choices. Wear them as a necklace or bracelet, carry in a pouch, or just have in your pocket.
Blends well with:
Diffuse, massage, bath, topical
Maximum topical use of 2.5% for Rose absolute. *1 Contraindicated in pregnancy for those who have a hard time getting pregnant or staying pregnant. As with any essential oil, if you do have asthma, please be careful.
Please dilute accordingly. In 1 ounce of carrier oil:
0.5% (1/2 percent) - 1 years old to 3 years old (2-3 drops)
1% - 6 years old to 10 years old (5-6 drops)
2% - 10 years to adult (10-12 drops)
3% - acute pain (18-24 drops)
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This information is not meant to take the place of diagnosis and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. Since the actual use of this product by others is beyond our control, no expressed or implied guarantee as to the effects of their use can be given nor liability taken. Use at your own discretion. Any application of the recommendations is at the user’s risk. Sweet Willow Spirit, LLC disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of this information and assumes no responsibility for any actions taken. This should not be used in place of traditional therapies but solely as a complementary means for bringing well-being. The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of any oil or healing modality.
*1 Tisserand and Young; Essential Oil Safety A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Second Edition. New York: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014. Print