Rosa Damascaena: 10 Fragrant Rose Oil Recipes

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Post by Suzanne R Banks

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“Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.“
Gertrude Stein

Rose essential oil is sometimes referred to as Attar of Rose or Rose Otto. It is steam distilled and the most expensive way to buy rose oil. Many other rose oils are actually “absolutes”, which refers to the way in which the scented oil has been extracted. This method is not very natural, often with chemicals used to extract the scented essence.

I’m hoping that one day soon we will start to see more CO2 extracts of rose available, which are more environmentally friendly (even though it doesn’t sound like it), and actually extracts more of the plant or flower than steam distillation does. Check out my article “What are CO2 Extracts in the World of Aromatherapy?” for more info.

Rosa Damascaena: 10 Fragrant Rose Oil Recipes

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On to some recipes.
I will give you some recipes using Rosa Damascaena 3% rose oil and some using pure rose oil. Rose oil is mostly sold already mixed in a 3% ratio with jojoba mainly because of the cost. See my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba.

1. Rosa Damascaena: Facial Oil Treatment

Mix one or two drops of essential oil in one teaspoon of carrier oil. You can warm the oil slightly first if desired – it will be very relaxing! Massage your face and rest for 10 minutes. You can also place a cool or warm wet face cloth on your face as a compress over the oil mask. Remove excess oil with a tissue or cloth if necessary.

Rose 3% 6 drops

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Rose pure 2 drops in a teaspoon of oil

2. Rosa Damascaena: Pure Pulse Point Perfume

In a little dish mix these oils and anoint your pulse points or chakras – 3 drops of essential oils and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil – always patch test first!
*All with 3% rose oil

“Sense and Sensibility”
Rose 3% 3 drops
Rose Geranium 1 drop
Nutmeg 1 drop

“Lovin Myself”
Rose 3% 4 drops
Lemon 2 drops

“Queen”
Rose 3% 6 drops
Indian Rosewood 1 drop (Dalbergia sissoo)

“Single Pointed Intention”
Rose 3% 4 drops
Orange 1 drop
Patchouli 1 drop

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3. Rosa Damascaena: Nourishing Body Oil Blend

For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil. It’s always best to patch test first, before you apply all over.

***** Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.

For a 50ml bottle of oil add 25 drops and see my articles “Ratios for Blending Essential Oils – A Reminder of the Basics” and “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”

*All with 3% rose oil so the ratios from my standards above, will differ slightly

“Softly”
Rose 3% 6 drops
Peru Balsam 2 drops
Bergamot 2 drops

“One Fine Day”
Rose 3% 6 drops
Geranium 2 drops
Juniper 2 drops

“Wish”
Rose 3% 9 drops
Neroli 3% 4 drops

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4. Rosa Damascaena: Personal Aura Cleansing Mist & Room Mist

In a 50ml mist bottle filled with water add 25 drops of oil

(depending on the packaging you have, you may need to use a little alcohol -like vodka- at the bottom of your bottle first, so the oils disperse into smaller drops to prevent clogging the atomiser top. I’ve found sometimes it works just with water, and sometimes it doesn’t – very annoying!)

*All using pure rose oil

“Pure Magic”
Rose 6 drops
Ylang Ylang 4 drops
Mandarin 8 drops
Cypress 7 drops

“Wild”
Rose 8 drops
Black Spruce 8 drops
Australian Sandalwood 7 drops

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Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas. See my article about intention.

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6 comments on “Rosa Damascaena: 10 Fragrant Rose Oil Recipes

  1. Francesca Belanger says:

    Nice article! Thanks.

  2. Azar says:

    Hello Suzanne,
    Thank you for this great collection of rose recipes. I have many family members who would love these as much as I know I will. I will remind them to check out your article today. Thank you also for the tip about using a little alcohol to keep the atomizer from clogging.
    Azar xx

  3. Esperanza says:

    Lovely article, Suzanne. Love your blog as Well.
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