Rose oil benefits: Tip of the Day 11-1-22
Roses have long been associated with love. You just may fall in love with what the oil derived from their petals can do. Studies have found that rose oil stimulates the release of the chemical dopamine. Researchers believe this chemical plays a pivotal role in helping to relieve the symptoms of depression. That alone is enough to sell me! But there's even more to get excited about, according to rose oil researchers.
In regards to easing depression and relieving menstrual pain, researchers say mixing rose essential oil with a carrier oil and applying it to skin is the better option. Experts say it may take as many as eight weekly sessions before you notice a change in depressive symptoms.
Studies show that people recovering from surgery experienced pain relief after inhaling rose oil by means of aromatherapy (using a diffuser).
Studies also show that rose oil can help stimulate sex drive, and protect against harmful bacteria and fungi.
Rose oil should not be ingested, and should always be mixed with a carrier oil like coconut, almond, or jojoba oil before being applied to skin.
Bonus tip: If you’re going to inhale rose oil, place a few drops into a diffuser or sniff the lid of the container instead of putting your nose close to the bottle itself. Inhaling too much may give you a headache.
*Rosehip oil isn't the same as rose oil. Rose oil is derived from rose petals and is an essential oil (usually more expensive). Rosehip oil is derived from the seed and is considered a carrier oil instead of an essential oil.