Roses are beautiful and they can bring you beauty as well! Rose essential oil – not to be confused with rose water – has long been admired for its fragrant health and beauty benefits. The essential oil of rose is extracted by steam distillation of fresh Rosa Damascena or the Damascus Rose as it’s commonly called.
Rosa Centifola is also noteworthy, as it comes from Bulgaria and can be found in some of their most popular and expensive beauty products.
It is said that it takes overs 10,000 rose blossoms as they are blooming at dawn to produce just 1 oz of rose oil. This is why it is so expensive. However, you only need a small amount because it is one of the most concentrated essential oils out there and it reaps a slew of benefits, including the seven below.
Rose oil and water a great at cleansing the skin, and therefore are well known for acne treatment.
Swollen? Suffer from rosacea, psoriasis, acne or eczema? Rose oil can actually reduce your inflammation and help calm the skin. This is why rose oil is often found in calming face masks.