Before the sun crests the horizon, workers can be found in fields harvesting the delicate bloom of the Rosa damascena which is best grown in hedge rows to help protect the blooms from wind and to facilitate ease of picking. Because the petals are so delicate, the steam distillation process must happen the same day that the flowers are harvested by hand. There are about twenty to forty days per year when harvesting occurs, depending on the type of Rosa damascena cultivated in the region. But, from this labor comes an essential oil known for its sweet floral aroma that’s beautiful and romantic. Rose essential oil helps balance moisture levels in skin, reduces the appearance of skin imperfections, and promotes healthy and even skin tone. The uplifting aroma of Rose oil has also been known in antiquity for it’s intriguing mixture of depth and complex sweetness which aids in calming the blues, grief, stress and tension.
Plant Part: Flower
Description: Floral, dry, sweet
Main Chemical Components: Carvone, Citronellol, geranio
- Helps balance moisture levels in the skin
- Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections
- Promotes an even skin tone and healthy complexion
- Emotionally uplifting
- Apply one to two drops to face, neck, and décolletage. Follow with the moisturizer of your choice.
- Apply one drop directly to skin imperfections twice daily.
- Diffuse in the morning to promote feelings of energy and vitality.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with the carrier oil of your choice to minimize any skin sensitivity.
CAUTIONS Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
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