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Exploring the Uses of Rose Essential Oil: Benefits of Oil from Roses

Rose Essential Oil (Rosa damascene) is one of the most valuable essential oils.

Often called "Queen of the Flowers", Rose oil is an extraordinarily complex oil to obtain.

When you smell a rose, or even a dozen roses, it usually has a light, delicate scent. However, one bottle of Rose essential oil is made from thousands of rose petals. This makes it so the scent is concentrated and extremely strong, powerful enough to be the leading scent in many perfumes. Because of the immense amount of work, labor, and actual rose petals that go into making Rose Essential Oil, the floral oil can end up being quite expensive.

In addition to its rarity and delicate scent, the value of Rose oil helps make it one of the most romantic gifts you can gift your significant other (or yourself) this Valentine's Day! Explore the many Rose Essential Oil uses and enjoy this sweet oil to the max! Want to sweeten up your moisturizer with the scent of rose? Looking to add some rose to your skincare routine? If so, then Blend of Rose is the perfect essential oil for you! Blend of Rose is the perfect rose blend for topical application since it is diluted with FCO carrier oil. Since it is diluted, Blend of Rose is also a more affordable option for those who love the rose scent, but are on a budget for Valentine's Day.

Combines Well With

Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile, Cassia, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Bergamot, Balsam of Peru, Rosewood, Melissa, Frankincense, Clove Bud, Myrrh, and all floral oils.

Rose Essential Oil Uses

  • It's an excellent oil for rounding off blends.
  • It helps soothe the scalp and is good for fine hair. To use as a scalp massage, mix 1 drop with a teaspoon of F.C.O. and massage into scalp after a shower.
  • You can use oil from roses as a perfume, and it surpasses any commercial scents by far. You can blend rose oil with various flower scents, such as Lavender, to discover which combination suits you best.
  • As skin care, you can mix it into lotions and creams. Just mix 2-5 drops with a tablespoon of the lotion or cream of your choice. (Always try it on a small area of skin first to make sure you don't have any adverse reactions.)
  • Is very calming. One drop in a conference room can help keep tempers calm and controlled, even help people relax and smile when in a meeting.
  • Put 1 drop on top of an unscented candle before lighting.


As always, make sure you can use it on your skin by testing on a small part before using oils in a massage or a bath.

Rose Bath Recipe

Add to a warm/hot bath and soak for 30 minutes. You can also dissolve formula into 1 cup Sea Salts and add to water to help remove skin impurities.

Mood Elevating Bath

  • 5 drops Rose or 15 drops Blend of Rose
  • 4 drops Palmarosa
  • 3 drops Pink Grapefruit
  • 2 drops Petitgrain Bigarade
  • 1 teaspoon F.C.O.

Add to a warm/hot bath and soak for 30 minutes. You can also dissolve formula into 1 cup Sea Salts and add to water to help remove skin impurities.

Dry Skin Moisturizer

  • 2 drops Rose or 5 drops Blend of Rose
  • 3 drops Frankincense (Somalia)
  • 4 drops Rosewood
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Apply to face nightly. Especially good for dry, wrinkled skin.

Last of All

What recipes do you like to use? What do you like to do with Rose oil? Please share with us here in the comment section at the bottom of the page. We always like to know. Disclaimer: Rocky Mountain Oils is not liable for any damage caused by use of these recipes. Each recipe was tested by employees of RMO and did not cause damage to home or person, but we still implore our customers to use caution before trying a recipe in their home. Test recipes on small areas before applying them to the entire surface and do not apply recipes to areas that are potentially sensitive (i.e. priceless Victorian tubs, Baby Grand pianos, etc.).