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Botanical Name: Rosa damascena
Description: Rose hydrosol, also known as rosewater, has been in continuous use for spiritual ceremony and offering for time immemorial, and has a special, elevated place in home skin care for women worldwide. A balancing and nourishing toner, the beloved rose hydrosol possesses the same gentle therapeutic and aromatic profile of the essential oil and may be used to dilute any skin care product, though it is ideal as a standalone hydrating spray for all skin types. Rose hydrosol is calming and supportive to the sympathetic nervous system, uplifts and nourishes the spirit and enhances self esteem.
Of Interest: It takes around 10,000 lbs of rose petals to distill one pound of oil
History: Promotes balance, aids emotional processing
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antifingal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, cholagogue, deodorant, disinfectant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, sedative, stomachic, tonic
Benefits: Abrasions, asthma, broken capillaries, candida, coughs, depression, dry skin, eczema, emotional crisis, fever, headache, insomnia, lack of concentration, liver congestion, low libido, migraine, nausea, nervous tension and stress-related complaints, poor circulation, poor memory, scarring, skin problems, slow circulation, wrinkles. A couple drops of rose oil is an easy addition to most skin and hair care products
Traditional Use: Mainly used in the fragrance industry. The distilled oil is also known for its sedative and aphrodisiac effects Bulgarian Rose Water is known to help emotional strength. Rose water benefits emotional processing, balance and improves ability to love. Natural rose water has a unique scent that empowers the mind and assists in decision making and completion of projects. The rose water also offers a soothing property to the nerves and emotional /psychological state of mind. The rose water is regarded as a mild sedative and anti-depressant. The rose water is increasingly used in treatments for conditions of stress: nervous tension, peptic ulcers, heart disease, and others.
Parts Used: Flower petals
Extraction Method: Product of steam indirect distillation of essential oil
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma Description: Very rich, deep, sweet-floral, slightly spicy
Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, fennel, geranium, ginger, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, ylang ylang, vetiver
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant.