Rose Essential oil for health, healing and cleaning




Rose is one of the most well know flowers and is native to the Mediterranean and used throughout history for their appearance, scent, and theraputic properties. The oil of Rose was considered to be more precious than gold. The Rose plant or flower has different varieties of bushes and grows to varying heights and produce sweet, fragrant flowers.


Ayurvedic practitioners used rose petals for skin wounds, inflammations, and as a laxative.

The Romans greatly favored the rose and introduced its use to all the people they conquered. Hippocrates recommended rose flowers mixed with oil for uterine problems.

The Persians were thought to have originated the distillation of rose oil before the Christian era.


The fragrance symbolizes the love and beauty that was offered to the kings and gods. Cleopatra strewed red rose petals to a height of 18 inches (45 cen timeters) when she first met Mark Anthony. The Persians, Greeks, and Romans bathed their bodies in rose fragrance and used the perfume lavishly during religious ceremonies, burials, and sacrifices.

Wines and drinks were fragranced with roses by the Persians, Romans, and British.

Arabian women used rose Ingredient in their eye cosmetics while their doctors suggested a rose remedy in the form of a jam.


A tea was made from the flowers to strengthen the heart, soothe court sore throats, and for stomach and liver disorders by the American Indians. They also used Rose to heals mouth sores, fever sores, and blisters with rose. Tea made from the buds and petals, taken regularly, has been used to improve reproductive systems health and balance hormones in both men and women. A tea was also taken to help soothe the heart on an emotional level after a heartbreak, as well as to decongest the liver.

Damask rose is the most expensive oil is, which comes from Bulgaria.The flowers have been made into jams and sorbets, to flavor honey, and infused in vinegars and oils.

Rose is often adulterated with citronella and palm oils. The oil is commonly comprised of synthetic components.

Uses: Cooling

Purifying

Calming

Reduces stress

Mood uplifting,

Aphrodisiac

Calms emotional shock and grief

Lessons aches, pains, and inflammation

Balances the female hormonal and reproductive systems

Regenerates the skin cells; especially beneficial for dry, sensitive, inflamed, red, aging skin

Fragrancing


Properties:

Antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antistress,antiviral, aperient, aphrodisiac, astringent (mild), ca native, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, choleretic cicatrizant, cytophylactic, depurative, digestive, diureic, emmenagogue, emollient, hemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervine, nutritive, pectoral, regenerate (skin cells), sedative, stimulant (circulatory system stomachic, tonic (nerves), tonifying, uplifting


Methods of Use:

Application

Aroma lamp

Bath

Fragancing

Inhale

Lightbulb ring

Massage

Mist spray


DIY Cleaning Recipes Using Rose Essential Oil


Rose makes a great kitchen and bathroom cleaner, particularly good for cleaning bench tops due to its disinfectant properties and anti bacterial properties.


Rose essential oil blend well with bergamot, Roman chamomile, jasmine, geranium, ylang ylang, neroli, patchouli,vetiver, sandalwood, and frankincense essential oils.



What you Need:

Spray bottles — glass or certain types of plastic (PET and HDPE) work great

white vinegar

baking soda

unscented liquid Castile soap

olive oil

rubbing alcohol

cornstarch

Rose essential oil

microfiber cloth

jar

Mold & Mildew Cleaner

1 cup white vinegar

15 drops Rose essential oil

15 drops melaleuca or eucalyptus essential oil

spray bottle

Shake to combine, spray on surface to be cleaned, wipe with microfiber cloth, spray again with cleaner and allow to air dry.

Soft Scrub

3 Tbsp. unscented liquid Castile soap

1 cup baking soda

15 drops Rose essential oil

Glass jar

Mix together into a paste, take a small amount on a damp microfiber cloth, and scrub the surface. If the stains are really tough, let the mixture sit for a few minutes. Store the remaining soft scrub mixture in a jar.

Daily Shower Spray

2 cups distilled water

2 Tbsp. unscented liquid Castile soap

10 drops Rose essential oil

15 drops melaleuca or eucalyptus essential oil

Spray bottle

Shake to combine, spray it on shower doors and tile every day after you shower and you should have to clean a whole lot less often.

Wood Floor Cleaner

2 cups distilled water

2 Tbsp. white vinegar

10 drops Rose essential oil

Spray bottle

Shake to combine, squirt a little on the floor, and mop up with a damp mop or swifter.


Dusting Spray

1 cup distilled water

¼ cup white vinegar,

2 Tbsp. olive oil

15 drops Rose essential oil

Spray bottle

Shake to combine, spray on surface to be cleaned, wipe clean with microfiber cloth. Avoid vinegar on natural stone.

Wood polish

¼ cup white vinegar

¼ cup olive oil

10 drops Rose essential oil

Spray bottle

Shake to combine, apply to a microfiber cloth, and wipe wood surface clean. Repeat every 2-3 months or as often as needed. Avoid vinegar on natural stone.

All-Purpose Cleaner (great for counters)

¼ cup white vinegar or dish soap

1 ½ cups distilled water

25 drops Rose essential oil

Spray bottle

Shake to combine, spray on surface, and wipe clean. Avoid vinegar on natural stone.

Mirror & Window Cleaner

½ cup white vinegar

½ cup rubbing alcohol

1Tbsp cornstarch

10 drops Rose essential oil Spray bottle

Spray bottle Shake to combine, spray on surface, and wipe clean.


Carpet Freshner

1 cup baking soda

10 drops Rose essential oil

Jar

Shake all over carpet and let sit for half hour and then vacuum.


Feel free to download our DIY recipe so you have it on hand when you are cleaning and some inspiration.











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