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Aroma Science

Aromatherapy in Rose Oils

Rose essential oil in aromatherapy offers several benefits, acting as a soothing aid for anxiety and stress, as an aphrodisiac, as a mood-elevator, and as a treatment to balance hormones, especially for women.

One of the most common of these benefits is the calming effect of rose oil. Rose oil is widely used in aromatherapy for its relaxing properties: the oil inspires emotional calm and stability without sedative effects.  It is frequently used to treat patients with anxiety, stress, or depression in order to evoke positive thoughts, relaxation, and feelings of joy, happiness, and hope (Organic Facts, source, 2014).

One of rose essential oil’s most celebrated benefits is its aphrodisiac properties. The rose as a symbol of love is a pervasive image, present in antiquated depictions of Cupid himself as well as in today’s commercial marketing. However, it is unknown to many that the basic source of the rose’s aphrodisiac properties is its essential oil. The oil’s sweet, slightly spicy, floral fragrance can be used in aromatherapy to boost the libido while evoking positive romantic feelings and relaxation. This can reduce symptoms of sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, and general disinterest in sexual activity. (Organic Facts, source, 2014).

Another excellent benefit of rose essential oil in aromatherapy is its emmenagogue properties.  Rose oil stimulates the hormone secretions which trigger menstruation and is particularly effective on those who are suffering from obstructed and irregular menses. Rose oil also eases cramps, nausea, and fatigue while reducing the pain associated with menstruation and Post-Menopausal Syndrome (Organic Facts, source, 2014).