Family : Rosaceae
Habitat : Spain and France
Odour : with an extremely musky, sweet ,floral and rich aroma.
Part of plant used : Leaves
Method of extraction : Still Distillation
Therapeutic indication : The therapeutic properties of damask rose oil are antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, , astringent, bactericidal, choleretic, cicatrisant, depurative, emmenagogue, haemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervous system , stomachic and a tonic for the heart, liver, stomach and uterus.
To over come tiredness and relieve menopausal hot flashes, blend Rose Absolute, Australian Sandalwood and Agnus Castus in a carrier and apply to the body using soothing strokes.
To soothe eczema or sore skin, add 2 drops Rose Absolute, 4drops yarrow and 4 drops Roman Chamomile to 20g and apply to the affected areas.
Mind/Emotions : To ease hormone-related mood swings, mix Rose Absolute with Fennel and Sweet orange in a carrier oil(see first blend, right)a clockwise motion, every evening.
To calm feelings of anger and frustration ,take a bath with 2 drops Rose Absolute and 4 drops Australian Sandal wood.
Safety Data : Rose Absolute is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing so is safe for all skin types