Rose oil (also known as Rosa damascena, rose otto, attar of rose) is extracted from rose petals. The oil is extracted via steam distillation (which helps to preserve the oil’s natural benefits).
Rose oil is known to be the “feminine oil” because it can help balance hormones and can also help with skin problems related with hormonal imbalances.
This precious oil is loaded with vitamins ( A, B, C, E, and K), potassium, iron, which all contribute in a healthier and more glowing complexion.
Roses also offer a luxury feeling, Cleopatra was known for her rose petals bath.
P.S: Did you know that about 6 pounds of rose petals is required jut to have 1 millilitre of rose oil.
P.S: Did you know that inhaling rose oil can have calming effect on your nervous system?
Authentic steam distilled rose flower oil VS Absolute Rose. Rose absolute is more often used in perfumery or aromatherapy, which is a cheaper option, but it offers less benefits for the skin. Therefore, Authentic steam distilled rose oil is chock full of vitamins and minerals beneficial for your skin health.
Natural Pure Rose Oil vs Artificial Rose Oil (also known as Artisan Oil)
– The Artificial Rose oil has no benefits for the skin, created in lab, only smells like roses.
– However, the Natural Pure Rose Oil has naturally more than 50 compounds benefitting the skin.
Pure Rose Oil vs Rosehip Oil vs Rose Absolute Oil
– Pure Rose oil is extracted from rose petals via steam distillation (which helps to preserve the oil’s natural benefits).
– Rosehip Oil is produced from Rose buds from rose bushes
– Rose Absolute oil is a cheaper alternative (solvent extracted Rose oil)
1) Hydrates Skin
Rose oil is naturally rich in vitamins and minerals that can boost the moisture level of your skin while strengthening your skin barrier. It can deliver deep moisturising properties to your skin.
Rose oil has emollient properties which not only deeply moisturises but also protects the skin from moisture loss.
This oil is also rich in potassium, which help to maintain electrolyte and internal fluid levels. Maintaining a healthy level of electrolytes and internal fluid level also help balance the skin’s moisture level while preserving hydration from the inside.
How to use it?
Add a few drops of Rose oil into your facial moisturiser.
2) Can brighten complexion/ even out skin tone
Rose Oil can be used to lighten blemishes and improve skin tone. Consistency is key to get results.
Use rose everyday oil with perseverance to your skin.
3) Anti-inflammatory benefits
Rose oil has strong anti-inflammatory benefits which can improve inflammatory skin conditions ( such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis )
4) Can enhance natural skin glow
On top of its anti-inflammatory benefits that can help with inflammatory skin conditions (such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema) Rose Oil can improve the appearance of superficial broken capillaries and can also help treating eczema and rosacea.
5) Anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties
Rose oil has also antibacterial and astringent properties which can also help clearing skin pores. It helps keep your pores clean and free of debris. It is a superb follow up to any cleanse for a cleaner complexion.
Plus, rose oil naturally contains Citral (which is a strong antimicrobial which helps for vitamin A synthesis). Its antibacterial properties help combat the skin from acne.
6) Can help with Acne
Rose oil has naturally anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which can help improve acne conditions.
7) Anti-aging benefits
– Can stimulate collagen production
Consistent application of rose oil on your skin can stimulate collagen production. Collagen being an essential protein to obtain a wrinkle-free, youthful skin).
– protects against Free radicals’ damage
Rose oil has a particular combination of antioxidants of citronellol and geraniol, which can prevent early signs of aging by protecting against free radicals’ damage. Free radicals being one of the main cause of premature aging, they are atoms that can damage skin cells by disrupting their DNA and can lead to premature signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles).
Main use of Rose oil
Always dilute rose oil with a carrier oil or a moisturiser.
– Add few drops of Rose oil to your carrier oil/moisturiser/cream/lotion, mix it and then apply it your skin.
- Rose oil is not recommended for internal use.
- Do not use Rose Oil during pregnancy, it is an emmenagogue.
- Keep rose oil away from your eyes and mouth.
- Always consult a doctor before usage especially if you have chronic conditions.
After diluting Rose oil with a carrier oil/or a moisturiser always patch test before deciding to use it or not.
If you don’t have any negative reaction following 24hours after application, then you can apply it on your skin.
This content does NOT provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is NOT a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult your own doctor for more information.