We love essential oils, and chances are that you do too. But with so many available, it can be hard to decide on a favorite. And they all seem to be ideal for different things. While it’s true that each essential oil has its specialties, one of the beautiful things about essential oils is that they’re actually very versatile; for example, they all have been shown to have antibacterial properties. Still, each oil will shine best for certain things, and Rose is no exception. Known as Queen of the Flowers and the crowning beauty of all things regal and delicate for skincare and aromatherapy, here are three things you can do with Rose essential oil where it really shines:
DIY botanical perfume: Rose has a very light and distinctive aroma that makes it fantastic for botanical oil blends that aim to uplift, brighten and induce a light state of euphoric bliss. It blends well with other oils like Jasmine, Geranium and Palma Rosa, and can also be used alone. Because it is a very poignant and potent oil, don’t hesitate to dilute it in a carrier oil so that the smell stays pleasant instead of becoming overwhelming. Rose is very concentrated and a little really does go a very long way. You can simply blend with other essential oils, dilute in a carrier oil or make it into a solid perfume with some Shea butter as the base.
Aromatherapy blend: Because Rose is so powerful and positive for the psyche, it is a fantastic oil to include in your aroma therapeutic arsenal. You can use it in other oils, both essential and carrier, similar to a perfume blend, except that it is formulated with specific aroma therapeutic intent. This is great if you lead meditation (or meditate yourself), are a massage therapist or participate in/facilitate any kind of activity that requires relaxation and a positive mental outlook.
DIY skincare: Rose essential oil is well known for its beautifying properties. It is very popular in anti aging formulations and you can easily use it to make your own! You can keep things simple and place a couple drops in a homemade facemask or serum, or even make your own DIY facial toner with it for a quick and refreshing, beauty inducing spritz. Just like with the botanical perfume, a little goes a long way.