Oil of the Month - Rose
Having spent the last month preparing to launch my new skincare range I found myself constantly returning to one oil, Rosa centifolia. The oil that I use is an absolute which means that it is extracted from the rose petals using a solvent; it takes 40 tons of petals to produce just 300g of the oil, so it's an expensive oil!
This is the most beautiful of flower oils, a rich,intense and floral scent with a deep red colour. It is known for its calming properties, helping to soothe emotions and bring serenity in the midst of turmoil. It can promote relaxation before sleep when diffused or applied topically diluted in a carrier oil. The oil is known to promote confidence and reduce anxiety.
It is extremely useful in skin rejuvenation, as Rose oil counteracts the visible signs of aging, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and helping smooth skin; it is stimulating, toning and balancing. Rose is also reputed to help with the “energy surges” suffered by many women going through the normal change of life and is reputed to be a powerful anti depressant, helping with mood swings and irritability.