National Rose Month - 4 Benefits of Rose Essential Oil
June is National Rose Month, and we are so excited to feature a few of the amazing benefits of this highly beloved member of floral royalty. Commonly known as the “Queen of Flowers”, roses have secured their place in many cultures as a symbol of beauty and love. For centuries, people have used these fragrant flowers in perfumes, beauty products, and even medicinal applications due to their incredible therapeutic benefits.
But while many of us are familiar with the sweet and uplifting scent of rose, we may not know how else we can use this highly revered oil outside of a diffuser. To help spread the word, we’ve listed out 4 amazing benefits of Rose oil, along with some easy ways you can incorporate this royal flower into your everyday life.
Boost Your Beauty Routine
Rose has been a favorite addition in many beauty products not only for its delicate scent, but because of its incredible skin-loving benefits. Loaded with an array of moisturizing, balancing, and anti-inflammatory properties, Rose essential oil is the perfect supplement for any hair or skincare routine. Show your skin a little extra love today with this easy DIY rose toner recipe.
Kiss From a Rose Skin Toner
What You’ll Need:
- 6 drops Rose
- 3 drops Lavender
- 3 drops Geranium
- 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
- 4 oz Witch Hazel
- 4 oz Amber Glass Bottle
- Add all essential oils and vitamin E oil to the empty glass bottle.
- Fill the rest of the bottle up with witch hazel, leaving ½ inch of room at the top.
- Gently shake to incorporate.
Shake before each use. After washing your face, apply the DIY toner to a clean cotton round and wipe along the face using gentle upward motions, avoiding the eyes. Store in a dark, cool space.
Reduce Daily Stress
Scent has an interesting way of stimulating your body’s limbic system to trigger emotional responses and naturally affect your mood. Rose’s sweet and floral aroma offers a powerful and relaxing effect on our mood. In fact, the saying, “Stop and smell the roses” has a deep connection to using rose’s sweet fragrance to uplift the mind and reduce feelings of stress or anxiousness. If you need a little mood support after a long day, try diffusing this DIY diffuser blend in your space for a quick pick-me-up.
Secret Garden Diffuser Blend
Receiving a bouquet of roses for Valentine’s Day is customary, but did you know that there’s science behind each petal? The scent of rose has been shown to boost sexual desire and regulate the nervous system, thus making people more responsive to touch. If you’re looking to create the right mood for your next date night, pair this DIY massage oil with some soothing music and candlelight for a romantic atmosphere.
Sweetheart Massage Oil
What You’ll Need:
- 15 drops Rose (Or 25 drops Blend of Rose)
- 10 drops Rosewood
- 10 drops Cedarwood
- 10 drops Ylang Ylang
- 2 tbsp FCO (Fractionated Coconut Oil)
- 1 oz Amber Dropper Bottle
- Measure and add FCO to your empty dropper bottle.
- Carefully add all essential oils to the bottle and lightly shake to incorporate.
- Store in a dark, cool place until ready for use.
To use, gently massage oil into the hands to warm before applying it to the body. Use long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart for a sensual and relaxing experience.
Remove Unwanted Odors
Rose’s light and floral scent is one of the most recognizable aromas around the world, and it has been a favorite addition in many perfumes, candles, and room sprays to create a light and invigorating atmosphere. Add an extra element to your space with this easy DIY, rose-inspired room spray that will leave you feeling refreshed, calm, and inspired.
Raindrops on Roses Room Spray
What You’ll Need:
- 7 drops Cypress
- 5 drops Bergamot FCF
- 5 drops Rose
- 3 drops Pine
- 2 oz Distilled Water
- 2 oz Witch Hazel
- 4 oz Glass Spray Bottle
- Add essential oils into the glass spray bottle.
- Carefully add witch hazel and distilled water to the bottle, leaving ½ inch of room at the top.
- Twist cap on and vigorously shake to combine.
Shake well before each use. Spray 2-5 spritz on pillows, drapes, and upholstery in your room to create a bright and loving atmosphere.