You place them on your dining room table to brighten up a room, give/receive them as a gift that says “I love you”, sprinkle them on your bed spread for a romantic evening with your significant other, or they bloom abundantly in your garden. As luxurious as it may seem, rose oil is beneficial to your beauty regimen as well as your health.
Rose oil is packed with antibacterial (prevents wounds and developing infections), anti-oxidant (full of vitamin C which helps skin protection and regeneration), and anti-inflammatory (reduces swelling and redness) properties that can work inside and outside of your body. Used in medicines, cosmetics and therapeutic treatments; roses don’t just stand for the metaphorical sense of love, it physically shows your body love. Here are the four reasons why you should be using rose oil everyday.
Restorative Beauty Oil
Because let’s face it, growing older is no bed of roses. But with rose oil you can delay these signs of aging and maintain youthful, glowing skin. Since it has such excellent nourishing and skin healing properties; you should use rose oil regularly to diminish wrinkles, sunburns, stretch marks, scars and skin discoloration. You can also use rose oil on your scalp to prevent dandruff and help strengthen hair roots for instant shiny, soft hair.
Love for Humanity Organics*: Refreshing Toner
Buck Naked Soap Company*: Oatmeal Rose Natural Body Lotion
A Mood Enhancer
Take a deep breath in. Smell that? No? Well spray some rose essential oils into the air and experience an uplifting change in your mood. With a delicate scent (which is perfect for those who are allergic to powerful perfume smells) and detoxifying properties, rose oil is the natural choice when choosing scents for lotions, soaps, and perfumes. Not only does it smell good, but getting big whiffs of its calming aromatic scent is ideal for boosting your mood and warding off depression.
Buck Naked Soap Company*: Rose and Moroccan Red Clay Bath Bombs
Objects with Purpose*: Dahlia Rose & Lychee
An Internal Doctor
Stomach issues? Ingesting a rose essential oil supplement can help your digestive system by serving as an effective laxative. It protects your stomach and liver internally from infections and boosts your immune system to ward off colds, coughs, and fever. For you ladies, rose oil can help alleviate PMS symptoms by combining rose oil with lavender oil/grape seed oil and then massaging the concoction on your abdomen. The soothing aromatic fragrance can help reduce irritability and painful cramps.
The Kitchen Imp*: Assam Rose Lemon Tea
Rawnaissance*: Raw Praline Rose Chocolate Bon Bons
A Flavor Enhancer
When using rose oil as a flavor enhancer for your food a little goes a long way. As strange as it sounds, rose water (rose petals and water combined) can be a tasty additive but you don’t want your food to end up tasting like a bar of soap. My personal favorite would have to be Masala Pop Saffron Rose Popcorn. The faint floral flavor (that isn’t too overwhelming) mixed with a sweet-salty taste is unbelievably addictive. I’m warning you now, once you start eating this unusually tasty treat YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STOP.
Masala Pop*: Indian Spiced Popcorn
Quince & Apple*: Rasberry Rose Preserves
Anna Terry attended Texas A&M University where she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Communication. She is based out of Austin, TX and is a Marketing Assistant for Ecohabitude. Anna writes for Ecohabitude’s blog and hopes to inspire others to live a socially conscious lifestyle with easy, fun, stylish tips to incorporate into their everyday life.
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