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 Rose Essential Oil uses - Aromatherapy- Rose

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Oil Name:Rose
Note: Base
Parts of plant used:Flower petals
Botanical Name:Rosa Gallica, Rosa Centifolia, Rosa damascena
Aroma: Sweet and floral, deep.

Rose Essential Oil:

There are too many varieties of the widely cultivated decorative rose shrub to record in detail. Each variety of Rose produces a subtly different aroma which is an indication that there are also subtle differences in constituents.

The Rose constituents and properties below is for Rosa Gallica - the Red Rose.

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Rose Essential Oil Properties and Uses:

Mature Skin TonicBroken capillariesPremenstrual tension
Irregular periods FrigidityImpotence
Diuretic DepurativeEmmenagogue
HepaticSedative Tonic
AntiphlogisticAntispasmodic Antibacterial
AntidepressantAphrodisiac Antiseptic

Rose Essential Oil Constituents:

Geraniol: A terpene alcohol. Fragrant and regarded as highly valued oil in aromatherapy and the perfume industry. Terpene alcohols are antimicrobial but are a lot gentler on the skin than the phenols.  

 

Nerol: A terpene alcohol.

Terpene Alcohol: Valued for their fragrance, gentle reaction on the skin and membranes and healing properties Terpene Alcohols have earned the name of "Friendly Molecules". Alcohols are amongst the strongest antimicrobial compounds in essential oils but lack the irritant properties of other antimicrobial constituents like phenols.

 

Citronellol:

Citronellal and Citronellol: Citronellal a Terpene Aldehyde and Citronellol a Terpene Alcohol. Fragrant and regarded as highly valued oil in aromatherapy and the perfume industry. Terpene alcohols are antimicrobial but are a lot gentler on the skin than the phenols. Citronellal from Citronella grass has a more pungent smell and is less gentle on skin. Aldehydes are sedative, antiviral and antimicrobial but can be an irritant to the skin.

 

 

 

Geraniol: A terpene alcohol. Fragrant and regarded as highly valued oil in aromatherapy and the perfume industry. Terpene alcohols are antimicrobial but are a lot gentler on the skin than the phenols.  

 

Eugenol: Anaesthetic, antimicrobal, disinfecting, stimulant, aromatic and anticonvulsant.

Eugenol is a Phenylpropanoid in the Phenols group. Eugenol is widely distributed in the plant kingdom.

Potentially irritant. Sensitivity should be tested before using this substance or oil on the skin.

 

Myrcene:  A monoterpene found in essential oil of basil.

Monoterpenes: One of the many terpenes, monoterpenes (the smallest of the terpenes, although one of the most widely occurring) are mostly found in essential or volatile oils. Aromatherapists use monoterpenes as a mucus membrane tonic as decongestants and to ease nasal and other mucus membrane discomfort.

Monoterpenes evaporate easily and have a low boiling point. Monoterpenes are mostly colorless and odorless, prone to oxidation. Oxidants from monoterpenes could be irritant.

Monoterpenes are antiseptic, antiviral and bactericidal.

 

Geranic Acid: Suspected of having an analgesic property. Very little current data available

 
  
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