Rose Flower Essential Oil

Rose Flower Blossom

Rose Flower Essential Oil is made from the flower petals of many species of rose (Rosa spp.). There are two main types of Rose Essential Oil: Rose otto (aka attar of rose) and rose absolute oil. Rose otto is harvested via steam distillation and Rose absolute oil is harvested via solvent extraction.

Harvested Rose Petals
Harvested Rose Petals

Rose Flower Essential Oil is occasionally used as a Naturopathic treatment for acne. Small amounts of Rose Flower Essential Oil are generally added to a blend of other essential oils, plant extracts or clay and used in Naturopathic face masks and creams. Rose Flower Essential Oil is also used extensively in Aromatherapy.

Rose Flower Essential Oil is purported to have anti-inflammatory effects which can help improve acne symptoms. However, there is little clinical research and few patient reports about the efficacy of Rose Flower Essential Oil as a treatment for acne. Laboratory testing indicates that Rose Flower Essential Oil has weak antibacterial activity. Three of the main molecular components of Rose Flower Essential Oil are Citronellol, Geraniol and Nonadecane.

Chemical Composition of Rose Flower Essential Oil
Chemical Composition of Rose Flower Essential Oil

Pure Rose Flower Essential Oil is relatively expensive due to the large amount of rose flowers needed to produce a small amount of essential oil. Unfortunately, many products that claim to be Rose Flower Essential Oil are actually blends of other essential oils that may contain little or no actual Rose Flower Essential Oil.

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