How to Unlock The Secret Magic of Rose Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is about healing through scent and touch. There are many ways to incorporate it into your life but here are a few of our tried & true favorites: diffusing essential oils at home, turning your entire space into a garden oasis. You can use candles (which also create a romantic, glowing ambience) or spray a mist if you prefer a softer influence. You can even turn an unscented candle into aromatherapy by adding a drop of essential oil right before you light it. You can also add a few drops of essential oil to your bath for a steamy soak. Try a roll-on oil, which interacts directly with your skin. And last but certainly not least, using essential oils in an oil massage is sure to make for a lovely full body experience. What method speaks to you at any given moment? Each scent and method will unlock your senses in its own special way. One of our favorite types of aromatherapy invites you stop and smell the roses...literally! Rose aromatherapy in brings a garden essence that helps cleanse the mind and heart while providing many other benefits!
Choosing a Rose Essential Oil
When you’re looking for aromatherapy products, you will notice that there are a lot of rose essential oil blends. It takes dozens of roses to make just one drop of oil and steam is used to distill countless bouquets and capture their essence in a bottle - making pure rose essential oil very expensive. But don’t go thinking that oil blends make the rose essential oil any less powerful. There are many beautiful blends that actually augment the beneficial effects of rose aromatherapy so pick a rose essential oil blend that speaks to you! We love floral blends that include energizing rose ylang ylang or relaxing rose geranium.
Why You Should Try Rose Aromatherapy
#1. It Brings the Essence of an Entire Rose Garden into Your Space.
As the aroma of rose essential oil begins to fill your senses, imagine the room you are in (or even car or bus) completely full of roses. Visualize a garden with each rose blooming as the breeze spreads its beauty gently along, reaching your breath as you inhale. By focusing on scent, you can transform a stressful environment into one that allows you to meditate in peace and relaxation. We dare say it will even transform your commute into an enjoyable one!
#2. It’s Good for Your Skin.
Rose essential oil has been considered a luxury for centuries, known for its healing essence and powerful blend of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and antiseptic properties. Rose essential oil has been used in countless skin care and beauty products thanks to its power as a refreshing and regenerative tonic. However, you are only guaranteed to experience the full benefits through its purest form: an undiluted essential oil. This is most easily accessible through aromatherapy. When you are undergoing rose aromatherapy, the essential oils that get released into the air help remove toxins, both in the air and in your blood. The complex bouquet of antioxidants in rose oil helps heal and improve the quality of your skin. For best results, try a roll-on oil and apply it to our body’s pulse-points including your neck, wrist, knee and ankle joint.
#3. Rose Essential Oil Relieves Stress, Fights Anxiety, and Relaxes Your Body and Mind.
During rose aromatherapy, the essential oils move deep into your skin and the air in your lungs, regenerating skin while comforting the mind. It slowly relaxes your muscles, relieves spasms, and reduces inflammation. Rose essential oil has been proven to help heal wounds when used topically, but the effects it has inside your body are even more amazing. Inhaling rose essential oil helps create a protective barrier in your body, inhibiting water loss in your skin and lowering the concentration of stress hormones in your body.
Rose essential oil has been a fascinating subject of research for its healing properties. Studies have shown that rose aromatherapy can help treat anxiety and depression. Women may also be particularly partial to roses because the essential oil helps relieve symptoms of PMS, including restlessness, stress, insomnia, bloating, and menstrual pain. If you want to feel more balanced with a relaxing but uplifting boost, try this nourishing blend of rose, geranium, and lavender essential oils.
#4. Roses Are Connected to Sensations of Love and Desire.
Roses are deeply connected to the heart, naturally bringing out an essence of love and romance within us. Indulging in rose aromatherapy is a beautiful way to show love to yourself. It is emotionally soothing, known to help improve mood, and can boost your confidence. It helps bring out the best feelings in your heart so you can connect with yourself and others in a deeply loving way.
Rose aromatherapy is also known for helping people combat anxiety, allowing them to let more positivity into their lives. It clears the cloudy stress that can fog up your mind with a sweet sense of love and ease. No wonder we use the phrase “feeling rosey” to mean feeling good, hopeful, optimistic, and full of joy! Rose essential oil has an especially affectionate feeling to it, something that brings together your senses and desire, as the aroma is known to boost the libido too! For a romantic touch, try infusing a seductive blend of rose, clove, and vanilla.
#5. Nature Wants You to Feel Like Royalty.
Rose aromatherapy physically relaxes your muscles, allowing you to feel like the royal creature you are. Roses and their essential oils create an aura of love and passion, getting rid of toxic distractions and allowing you to get closer to feeling divine.
When you feel confident and relaxed, you can be the best version of yourself. It’s important to take the time to be mindful and remind yourself that you are a powerful being who is connected to your inner beauty. No matter what is happening in your life, adding rituals like rose aromatherapy allow you to take control of your destiny and feel proud. All it takes is a gentle reminder every now and then. Believe it, take it in, feel it.
Live Your Best Life with Rose Aromatherapy
There are so many reasons to fall in love with rose aromatherapy, you just have to try it! Open yourself up to new experiences and believe in the power of your senses. Aromatherapy will transform your space and rose essential oil, in particular, offers a host of healing benefits for the body and mind.
You deserve to feel good inside and out. Why not choose to surround yourself with roses? Heliotrope is an all natural skin care products boutique in the Bay Area that carries a variety of aromatherapy options for men and women. If you’re in San Francisco, we’d love to have you in for a consult at Heliotrope SF for custom, individualized aromatherapy blends we make using our all-natural, pure essential oils. We hope to see you soon!