Rose oil is an essential oil obtained through steam distillation of petals of various types of rose. They have been used in cooking, perfumery, herbal medicine and cosmetics for centuries. Rose oils are sold to be used in aromatherapy applications. They are also used as fragrances for cosmetic products such as soaps, creams, lotions and perfumes.
In addition to its various culinary uses for flavoring food and drink, rose oil has been used in traditional herbal practices for a wide range of conditions.
Rose Oil for Cosmetic Products
Rose oil is extensively used in the preparation of various types of cosmetic products, such as creams, lotions, perfumes and lip balm. Although rose oil can be used on its own as a perfume or fragrance for cosmetics, it is often diluted with other oils which are less expensive to produce.
The content of phenylethanol in rose oil makes it useful as an insect repellent. It has also been shown that the insecticide activity of phenyl ethanal is more effective than DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), which is one of the most common active ingredients found in insect repellents. The main constituents responsible for its insecticidal properties are geraniol, citronellol and nerol.
Phenylethanol is also an important ingredient for perfumes. It helps prolong the notion of fragrance in products, providing a subtle aromatic scent that lingers after the initial application (a quality known as persistence). Because it does not evaporate easily, it can be found in many alcoholic-based perfume formulations where other volatile ingredients might otherwise cause the scent to fade quickly.
Benefits of Rose Oil
Rose oil has many benefits for the skin and hair, as well as a number of beauty applications:
Skin care – The antioxidants found in rose works against free radicals that can damage the skin and lead to cancer. Thus, products made using organic rose essential oil can help protect the body from such serious health risks. Rose essential oil also contains anti-inflammatory properties which make it an effective treatment for rheumatism, arthritis and gout. It is beneficial for all forms of eczema, psoriasis and other dry or sensitive skin conditions; moisturizing dry or rough patches while soothing pain brought on by contact with harsh chemicals in soaps, detergents and other cleaning agents.
Hair care – Rose oil benefits your hair in many ways. It can be applied directly onto the scalp to improve blood flow and stimulate hair growth.
Rose essential oil is an important ingredient in aromatherapy, where it is used for its calming effects on the body, mind and emotions. Rose essential oil smells exactly like the flower when distilled, which makes it very easy to work with in helping both men and women relax into a state of peace and tranquility with ease. This makes rose oil useful for meditation, massage therapy or even in diffusers aimed at promoting feelings of wellbeing.
Rose Oil for Face Care
Rose oil can be used topically on the face to support skin health. The rejuvenating effects of the oil help skin feel more toned and tight, while also soothing redness caused by spots or inflammation. Skin cells are kept young-looking due to rose oil’s anti-aging properties, which means that fine lines are less visible making it great for use in moisturizers your hair in many ways. Rose essential oil is often used as a deep conditioner because of its high levels of vitamin A,B,C,E & K. It has been found that at least 2% rose oil must be added to shampoo for optimum results. This treatment is excellent for removing dirt build up from your hair without stripping away.
Effects of Rose Oil
The effects of rose oil include toning, tightening and redness soother. Cellular youth is kept due to anti-aging properties which reduces the appearance of fine lines making great for use in moisturizers and as a deep conditioner.