One of the most cherished and sought-after flowers in the world, Rose is a beautiful symbol of love, romance, joy, and friendship. Rose is so much more than just a luxurious flower to gift to a loved one; it is a great nostrum for our mind and body with a multitude of benefits. Ilapothecary use a variety of roses, extracting oils which deliver different results: rose damascena flower oil, wild rose flower essence and rose geranium oil are among our favourites. June is national Rose month, and on this occasion, we would like to tell you some more about rose oil benefits and how this essential oil can help you combat daily stressors and make your skin look beautiful.  

Different Types of Rose Oil  

There are two types of Rose Oil: Rose Otto and Rose Absolute. They are both extracted from Rose Damascena and differentiate in scent, colour, texture, and method of extraction. The process of Hydro-distillation is required to isolate Rose Otto oil from the flower’s petal, while Rose Absolute is extracted through solvent extraction. The former essential oil presents itself with a light colour and a delicate and soft scent, while Rose Absolute is reddish and often used in fragrances and perfumes for its intense smell. Rose Otto has a higher cost than Rose Absolute as it requires more flowers in order to be produced and the extraction method allows the essential oil to maintain all its properties that are beneficial for our mind, body, and soul. In this article, we are going to focus on Rose Otto and its loving, soothing, and healing benefits! 

Benefits for the Mind 

Known as the oil of love, Rose Oil has deep psychological benefits encouraging the opening of the heart while soothing the emotions and restoring harmony. It is known to help ease anxiety and stress by reducing heart rate, cortisol levels, and blood pressure, a real treat during busy and stressful periods. What’s more, Rose Oil is believed to help release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that regulates several factors like motivation and reward. 

Benefits for the Skin 

Rose Oil benefits are not limited to our mental well-being. In fact, this essential oil is also frequently used in skincare products for its soothing, restoring, and anti-inflammatory properties that promote vibrant and healthy skin. It is believed to help treat acne and reduce skin inflammation and redness while improving skin texture and preventing skin cells ageing. The antibacterial properties are one of the key Rose Oil benefits to help restore and soothe the skin. It provides great natural exfoliation and helps smooth and soften the skin. 

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How can I use Rose Oil? 

To experience Rose Oil benefits, you may wish to inhale it, use it during massages, or simply add it to a warm bath. To target anxiety and stress specifically, it is best to use this essential oil during a restorative and relaxing aromatherapy massage.   

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It goes without saying that Rose Oil is a powerful natural ingredient that should be included in our daily lives to support our general well-being. Every drop of Rose oil is a delightful touch of love ideal for those looking to relieve stress and anxiety, calm the mind, and experience a real treat to their skin, we definitely recommend including this soothing and balancing essential oil in your life. Rose Otto oil is included in most of our powerful formulations because of the versatility of its healing properties; it helps balance the hormonesrelieve stress, and maintain a healthy and young skin