Flowers, Essential Oils & The Season of Love!!
For many centuries the red rose has been associated with love and romance. In the flower world, the shade of red conveys different meanings with bright red roses symbolizing romance and burgundy and crimson red roses meaning undying love.
Whilst the rose has traditionally been called the ‘queen of flowers’ rose essential oil is known as the queen of essential oils. Many essential oils have a therapeutic link to a particular organ. Rose, with its feminine qualities, is linked to the uterus and problems surrounding the menstrual cycle, sexuality and reproduction. This oil can work wonders on the body and on the state of mind. A few drops in a bath when feeling ‘down in the dumps’ due to PMT or the menopause is so calming and acts as a gentle antidepressant. If you think you might benefit from this oil check it out or seek the advice of a qualified aromatherapist.
Rose essential oil is also a great oil to use in skincare, especially if you have dry, sensitive or aging skin. It takes huge amounts of rose petals to extract a tiny amount of rose essential oil. This results in the oil being expensive and out of reach of many a person’s pocket, including mine!! I don’t use it in my soaps for this reason. Plus you wouldn’t get the same therapeutic benefits from soap like you would in a bath or a massage.
If you think your body or skin would benefit buy a 2ml bottle of pure rose essential oil to try. It will cost you anything between £15 – £20. If you find a cheap bottle it is not pure rose oil. If you find a cheap product with ‘rose’ in, it may be synthetic. Or, a tiny bit of rose has been added so they can say rose has been added on the label!! If you are buying it simply for the smell that is fine. But, if you are buying it for the many therapeutic qualities then it will not have any!! Once it arrives pop a few drops in a bath. Or, if you have a fragrance free lotion you like, add some to that lotion, mix well and use it on your body. Or, as it is valentine’s day and very soon Mother’s day, put some drops in a base oil and ask someone you love to massage it in your body….Enjoy!!
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