Oil Summary: This Rose oil is cultivated in the northern region of India. Often grown by subsistence farmers, the roses are harvested by hand and gathered to a central location for distillation. The extraction of rose oil is essentially done through steam distillation. In some parts, an older, slower process called enfleurage is used. Although enfleurage is tasking, the oil obtained is the most precious and therapeutic because its chemical structure remains virtually unchanged after processing. Nearly all the Rose oil exported to global markets comes from Bulgaria, Turkey, India, and France, with minimal contributions made by Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and some other Middle Eastern countries. The extraction of Rose oil is essentially done through steam distillation. It’s mainly famous as a flavoring ingredient in culinary delights, where it’s frequently sprinkled on meat dishes or added to spices, and as a natural Ayurveda substance for the treatment of various psycho-physical issues. This Rose oil is much harder to find than Bulgarian or Turkish oil but is also the least susceptible to adulteration. That said, only buy from verifiable sellers, and insist on 100 percent pure oil.
Botanical Name: Rosa damascena
Extraction: Steam distillation
Odor and Color: its blossoms ranges from light pink to bright red, and the sweet, strongly floral aroma
Blends well with : Rose particularly blends well with Geranium, Jazmine, Clove, Palma and Lavender.
Contraindication: As one of the friendliest essential oils, rose exhibits no significant side effects to the skin or body when used in moderation. However, although its aroma can eliminate headaches, fever and nausea, inhaling for an extensive period can do just the opposite. Because of rose oil’s effects on the reproductive and circulatory systems, it should be avoided during pregnancy. Moreover, there is not enough information to support or disprove whether rose oil has any effects on the fetus. Always test for sensitivity before widespread use on the skin by first applying it to a small, relatively safe area, such as the feet. Rose essential oil is considered safe to use undiluted, but it’s always advisable to use a suitable carrier oil like almond or jojoba when administering to the skin.
A solution of rose and lavender is known to possess strong uplifting effects and is often served to new parents to alleviate symptoms of postpartum depression.