Plant/part: Flowers/petals (source: morocco, turkey and france )
Latin name: Rosa centifolia , rosa damascena, rosa gallica
Note: Middle to base
Extraction: Enfleurage/ solvent extraction
Aroma: A fresh forest fragrance.
Properties: Known as the queen of oils. With ‘feminine’ properties – soothing, tones, cleanses, uplifts the spirit and helps maintain self confidence. Excellent skincare oil, perfect for dry/mature, ageing or thread veined skin. Has been renowned throughout the centuries as having sensual and even aphrodisiac properties. Needs only a small amount to be affective.
One of the oldest and best known of all essential oils. Used in all types of perfumes to lend beauty and depth to the aroma. A drop or two in a massage, facial, or bath oil creates a luxurious, soothing experience. The oil is used in skin creams, powders, and lotions.
Excellent tonic for the womb, calming pre menstrual tension, promoting vagina) secretions and regulating the menstrual cycle. Helpful with sexual difficulties, particularly frigidity and impotence, soothing the underlying tension and stress by releasing the happy hormone dopamine. Seems to have a tonic action on the heart by activating sluggish blood circulation, relieving cardiac congestion and toning the capillaries. Balances and strengthens the stomach during emotional upsets and through its antiseptic and purging action, helps to clear the alimentary canal. Can to some extent relieves nausea, vomiting and constipation.
Chemical constituents: Very complex with over 300 different chemical constituents but mainly citronellol, geraniol, phenyl ethanol, stearopten, cranic (acid) , citronneuol, geraniol, farnesol, nerol (alcohols), eugenol (phenol), myrcene (terpene) .
Precautions: Warning: avoid using during the first four months of pregnancy.
Blends: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, galbanum, geranium, jasmine, lavender. Neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, sandalwood.