Receiving a bunch of roses is almost guaranteed to make you happy. But these incredibly beautiful flowers don’t just impact your senses through your eyes. Roses and the concentrated extract from their petals (e.g. rose essential oil and rose water) also influence you through their glorious scent. So much so that in aromatherapy, the essence of rose petals is dubbed ‘the queen of oils’.
It is not surprising that rose otto is the most costly essential oil of all (especially so in organic quality) considering that it takes the petals from around 60 entire rose heads to yield just 1 drop of precious oil. Yet its understandable popularity is testament to the gentle power of rose oil to lift the spirits, fight depression and anxiety and provoke positive thoughts and cheerfulness - just what we need to combat wintry weather and low light levels!
Rose oil is wonderful for all skin types as it tones, hydrates and promotes elasticity and cell regeneration, which is especially helpful for dry, sensitive or aging skin – especially at this time of year with extremes of temperature and exposure to cold winds. In fact, numerous Essential Care customers with inflammatory skin conditions like acne rosacea have reported the positive calming and hydrating benefits of our Organic Rose Moisturiser and Organic Rose Petal Tonic. Revitalising, anti-aging and cheering – what more can we ask from our daily skin-care!
When we inhale essential oils, the airborne molecules travel up the nasal cavity and enter the limbic system. The limbic system is the part of the brain that stores and evokes sensory experiences, including memories and emotions. Given that roses are synonymous with summer, using rose scented products is a brilliant way to bring some relaxing, hazy joy to your beauty regime. For a quick lift on a dull winter’s day, transport yourself into a summer rose garden with a quick burst of Rose petal Tonic into the air around you.
Relying on the quality and purity of rose oil is crucial especially given its extremely high cost. We love our organic rose oil because it is completely traceable from field to bottle.
We source all our fragrant extracts of organic rose directly from family-owned farms with a long history of growing and distilling the finest quality roses. We are confident that their expertise and the integrity of the organic system contributes significantly to their kindness to sensitive skin and effectiveness of our products.