For a long time the rose was deservedly called the queen of flowers and the queen of sensual fragrances. Its exquisite, spicy-floral, tart ambre is associated with femininity, tenderness, luxury and romance. The exciting sweet smell of the flower prompted the Persian alchemists back in the 10th century with the help of Avicenna, accidentally invented in those distant times of the distillation of oils, to create a fragrant rose oil.
The history of the appearance of the royal flower's etheric extract
It was the first plant from which received healing essential tool. By the end of the tenth century, the extract of rose petals was cosmetic and toilet product, popular in the East. Very soon, the glory of the fragrant beauty elixir spread far beyond the Arab countries. Through India, Arabia and Turkey, rose water and aroma oil reached the European market. Today, roses for the production of essential oils are grown in France, Bulgaria and North Africa (Morocco).
How to get rose oil: distillation method
Modern technology for a unique aromatic oil of roses have become more progressive. But in our days the natural oil of Regal flower is so expensive that it is normally used in the production of luxury cosmetics and perfumes. In order to obtain 500 ml of rose oil, producers have to handle by distillation (steaming hot the maintained temperature) one and a half thousand kilograms of petals of fragrant flowers collected by hand at dawn after gathering drops of dew. Damascus rose, or Rosa damascena (lat.), Is one of the leading crops that is grown today for essential oil. A special variety with a fragrant several petals in the process of distillation with water vapor gives the most persistent aroma. Noble "magic in the bottle" - oil from the petals of roses - is actively used not only in perfumery, but also in cosmetology and medicine.
Application of rose oil in cosmetology
Biologically active substances, which is rich in rose essential oil, positively affect the skin in a variety of aesthetic problems. They moisturize prone to dry, flaky dermis, nourish and help to continuously retain moisture in its structure. Astringent of rose aromatic oil helps to normalize the production of sebum and pores on the oily areas. This unique cosmetic product that fights facial wrinkles and other aging signs of the skin. The antibacterial properties of rose oil promote the effective treatment of a wide variety of infections, as well as the prevention of dermatological diseases. Especially effective is an exquisite rose oil for the prevention and therapy of acne. One of the most favorite essential oils - pink - perfectly helps with skin burns, including sunburn. It soothes the dermis, relieves burning and stimulates the process of regeneration of damaged cells. In the post-acne period from small scars and blemishes, rose oil helps, the use of which in regular mode helps to eliminate the effects of acne, returns a healthy, beautiful complexion to the person.
Oil extract or Crimean damask roses can be used along with massage oil for treatments. It effectively copes with cellulite and striae (stretch marks). Anyone who wants to feel on your face spicy-floral medicinal rose oil, reviews suggest to enrich favorite cream or mask 3-5 drops of extract magic plants. From wrinkles makes a mixture of 10 drops of rose and peach (or almond) oil. To fight with stretch marks, or striae, experts recommend massage problem areas with the oil mixture: 18-20 ml of olive, apricot or almond oil plus 5-6 ml of wheat germ extract and 3-5 drops of miracle rose oil. To neutralize the effects of sunburn, 20 ml of jojoba with 3 drops of fragrant rose oil is perfect. The swelling of the eyelids and swelling under the eyes can be removed by mixing a special cream for the zone around the eyes with a drop of miracle oil. Moisten and give a healthy shine ringlets help 4-5 drops of pink extract, added to shampoo, mask or hair balm.
Home anti-aging face mask
Prepare a evening mask with essential oils is very simple: to 20 ml of sweet almond oil to drip 2 drops of oil of rose, patchouli and one of neroli and ylang-ylang. The skin of the face, neck and décolleté gently clean away makeup and impurities. Apply fragrant oil mixture on the surface of the skin. After 15-20 minutes, DAB with a dry tissue paper. This anti-aging blend of essential oils enriches the skin with vitamins and moisture helps to smooth out wrinkles and whiten dark spots.
Application of rose oil in dermatology
Healing rose oil, whose properties help to restore hormonal balance and stimulate normal endocrine system, and calm the emotional sphere of man, it is used in treatment of many skin diseases. It is used in herpes and psoriasis, acne (acne) and dermatitis, ulcers of the mouth and scabies, insect bites and various inflammations of the skin. With herpes, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, mix 1 drop of rose oil with the same amount of recommended ointment and treat the painful areas three times a day. Before the independent use of even such a harmless agent as rose essential oil, it is necessary to notify your dermatologist about this.
Use in medicine
Due to its anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal, hemostatic, wound healing, tonic and soothing properties of natural oil of Crimean rose helps in the treatment of cardiovascular pathologies, digestive system, respiratory system, gynecology and phlebology, psycho-emotional and hormonal sphere. Rose is very common oil in aromatherapy. The gentle persistent aroma of the popular aphrodisiac, which is a damask rose, is used for baths (10 drops) and for other spa treatments. With dysbacteriosis and diseases of the digestive system, aromatherapists prescribe such a remedy: one drop of rose oil is combined with one teaspoon of honey, which can be drunk with 200 ml of warm water. This same treatment is suitable for PMS, but the aroma of pink essential oil should be inhaled for 5-10 minutes every hour. For dysbiosis of the vagina - daily douching (10 days) with a solution of 3 drops of rose oil and 500 ml of boiled water. With irritation, insomnia, apathy or depression, use an aroma lamp with three drops of rose oil at bedtime. This same agent is excellent as an aphrodisiac for stimulating libido. Relax during an attack of anger, relieve stress or improve well-being during the production process helps inhale the noble smell of an extract of Crimean or Damask rose within 3-5 minutes. Thanks to this therapeutic aroma, you can permanently get rid of fatigue, migraine attacks (due to the relief of spasms of cerebral vessels). The refined smell of the rose harmonizes the psychoemotional state: calming the nervous system, it tones up the body, improves the mood and gives confidence in oneself.
The famous "Cleopatra's Bath"
In warm milk (500 ml), pour in 25 ml of liquid or melted honey and 10 drops of pink oil extract. The essential oil of the rose, the application of which helps to make the skin not only smooth and silky, but also surprisingly fragrant, besides it will be an excellent preventive remedy for problems with the female reproductive system. Used long since as a remedy for frigidity and impotence, rose oil and today is an effective natural aphrodisiac.
Rose oil in dentistry
Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and hemostatic properties of rose oil made its use for parodontosis (elimination of bleeding from the gums), for sanitation of dental canals, for pulpitis, for anesthesia and for the production of certain types of toothpastes. At home, usually a toothache is eased by applying a cotton ball soaked in a mixture of rose oil and a base oil (3 parts of the base - 1 flower extract). For rinses, dentists recommend using a solution of 200 ml of water, one teaspoon of salt or soda and 2 drops of rose oil.
Dosage with the use of essential rose oil
Massage with essential rose oil (or composition) is a tool prepared from the calculation: 20 ml of base or cosmetic massage oil – 4-6 drops of rose extract. Internal use (only in diluted form!): rose oil (1-2 drops) 15-25 g of liquid honey. Bath – 5-10 drops of floral essential oils. For douching – 1 drop of rose extract 100 ml of water. For applications of 1 drop of rose oil to 2 parts ointment base. For compresses – 6-10 drops. For saturation of cosmetics – 1 drop per 3-5 g of a cream, gel or mask.
Despite the safety of natural rose oil, its use should be abandoned to people with individual intolerance, a tendency to allergic reactions, pregnant women. In its pure form, use rose oil is allowed only in emergency cases: for antibacterial or antiviral treatment (herpes, open scratches or small wounds). In cosmetology, the use of undiluted rose oil is prohibited! This can provoke negative skin reactions!
Rose Oil: Price
In most pharmacies and beauty shops you can find inexpensive rose oil. But with such difficulty extracted extract of hundreds of thousands of petals and delivered from Damascus, Turkey, Bulgaria, Morocco or Crimea can not be cheap. Unscrupulous producers can, instead of the most valuable rose oil, pour santalic or geranium, and sometimes even try to falsify these oils. Of natural extracts, the cheapest is the tea rose oil. The cost of essential oil of Damask or Moroccan rose is much higher due to delivery. The price tag for the Crimean rose oil (classical rose hip, from which the exotic oil was originally made) will be lower, but the figures may vary depending on the volume of the product packaging: 5 or 10 ml. On average, a bottle of 10 ml will have to be paid from 200 to 700 rubles.