Sophie (epistletodippy) wrote in healing_scents,

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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

ROSE (Rosa damascena or centifolia)

Botanical family: Rosaceae
Functional group: Alcohol
Part of plant used for distillation: Flowers
Extraction process: Steam distillation & solvent
Country of origin: Morocco, Bulgaria, Turkey, France
Empirical Properties: Anti-depressant, calmative, sedative, aphrodisiac
Caution: Potential skin irritant. Dilute before applying to skin or using in the bath.

As the "Queen of Flowers" rose oil has a timeless link as a symbol of love and compassion. Rose's sweet, gentle aroma brings warmth to the soul, healing our emotional wounds and restoring the trust that makes it possible to love ourselves and others once again. Its joy is tireless in relieving melancholy,
sadness, disappointment, sorrow, heartache and depression.The rose has been prized by all cultures -- the Turks believe it came from the blood of Venus, while the Mohammedans say that it originated from the sweat of Mohammed. The damask rose is the Holy Rose, a symbol of God's love for the world. It is representative of faith, hope, and love -- each of what rose oil seeks to restore to the center of one's being. Rose's nature is to comfort and remind each of us of the unique perfection of our soul.
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