Rose(Rosa Damascena, Rosa Centifolia)

Type of Plant: Bush
Plant part used: Flowers, petals.
Countries of origin: Bulgaria, Morroco.

The Symbol of love! Rose oil is the essential oil extracted from the petals of various types of rose through a number of extraction processes that take place in May/June, after the Rose starts to flower. Harvesting of Roses is labour intensive with blossoms being picked by hand at sunrise when the oil yield is at its highest – which is why rose oil is so highly valued.

Why we love it in Fragrance:

The Rose is commonly used to relax and de-stress – inhaling essential oil molecules sends a message to the part of the brain (the limbic system) responsible for controlling emotions and influencing the nervous system. Although found in a number of our scented candles including ‘Angel, ‘Noir’ & ‘Saddle’, our ‘Ode to Rose’ really is the ‘More/Love’ scented candles. Packed full of rose and having taken over 2 years to create – it offers a clean, green scent with a slightly sweet edge to it. Our perfumery features Czech & Speake’s Dark Rose which is a delicate bourbon rose intertwined with a green thread of fresh geranium giving it an exotic sensual depth.described as pretty, soft & floral!

Why we love it in Skincare:

Rose Essential Oil is packed with vitamins, mineral and anti-oxidants which makes it perfect for use in skincare. It has excellent moisturising properties to hydrate dry skin alongside antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties offering help with skin prone to breakouts, acne, redness and inflammation. Rose Water, a bi-product of rose oil production, is commonly found in facial mists and toners which can balance the skin’s pH and encourage cell regeneration.

Aromatherapeutic Use:

Depression, balancing, stress, tension, emotional healing, self-esteem, aphrodisiac contentment, peace.

Posted on 6th Jan, 2016 by Shiv Howell

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