Latin name: Rosa damascena
Country of origin: Bulgaria
Part of the plant: Flowers
Obtained by: Solvent Extraction
Main biochemical components*: Geraniol, citronellol, nerol
Properties: Antidepressant, aphrodisiac, balancing, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral.
Essential 3 created Dilutes so that some of our precious essential oils can be enjoyed at a more affordable price. The essential oils or absolutes are a 5% dilution in fractionated coconut oil. (Fractionated Coconut Oil does not go rancid, has no aroma and is non-greasy.) Dilutes may be applied directly to the skin.
Physical uses: Muscle spasms, inflammation, infections, coughs, sore throats, feeling over-heated, nausea, headaches, PMS, menopausal symptoms, circulatory tonic.
Skin care uses: Dry skin, mature skin, sensitive skin, irritated skin, inflammation, minor skin infections, eczema, wrinkles, skin tonic.
Psychological uses: Mild depression, stress, anxiety, irritability, tension, emotional coolness, low libido, sleeplessness, anger, fear.
Subtle uses: Brings in positive energy. Promotes love, compassion, hope, patience, creativity and appreciation of beauty. Helps to heal emotional wounds, especially grief.
Notes: Avoid Rose Absolute during first 4 months of pregnancy.
Methods of use
*Reminder: E3 Dilutes may be applied directly to the skin.
After Shower: After showering, while your skin is still wet, put 1-3 drops of essential oil in the palm of one of your hands and rub your hands together. Quickly and evenly spread the essential oil over your legs, arms, and torso. Avoid sensitive-skin areas. For maximum skin hydration and to seal in moisture, apply cream, lotion or body oil directly to damp skin.
Bath: Dilutes can be added directly to bath water or add 4-8 drops of dilute to 1/2 cup of whole milk or heavy cream. Set aside. If you have muscle aches, add 1-2 cups Epsom or Dead sea salts. Fill the tub with warm water and immerse yourself. Add the essential oil mixture and swirl the water around you. Massage your skin and breathe in the aroma. Remain in the tub for 10-15 minutes.
Body Lotion: Add 6-30 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of fragrance-free, natural moisturizing lotion. Apply to your skin, especially after a shower or bath.
Body Oil: Mix 6-30 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of carrier, such as fractionated coconut oil or sweet almond oil. Apply to your skin, especially after a shower or bath.
Compress: Fill a basin with water. (Warm water relaxes and increases circulation. Cool water invigorates and relieves inflammation.) Add 3-5 drops of essential oil and briskly stir. Lay in a washcloth, wring, and apply to the area in need for approximately 1-5 minutes. Dip, wring, and apply 3 more times.
Compress, Facial: Fill the sink with warm water. Add 1-3 drops of essential oil to the water and agitate the water to mix well. Lay in a clean washcloth, wring, and apply to face, with eyes closed, holding in place for 5-10 seconds. Repeat dipping, wringing, and applying – 3 times. Pat dry.
Facial Oil: Mix 2-5 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of carrier such as jojoba, calendula, or rose hip seed oil.
Inhalation: Put 1-3 drops of essential oil on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again.
(Avoid touching your nose with the tissue.)
Perfume: Mix 10-20 drops of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil. Apply to pulse points, such as inner wrists, behind knees, or backs of ankles.
Skin Mist: Mix 10-40 drops of essential oil in 4 ounces of water in a mister bottle. Shake well before each use and avoid getting the mist into the eyes.
Spot Application: Apply 5-10 drops of dilute to the area in need.
The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.
Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)