Rose (rosa damascena/centifolia/otto)
The Queen of Oils, The Divine Feminine, The Goddess, The Queen of Hearts!
Part Used – Fresh Flowers
Ruling Planet – Venus
Element – Water
Magical Influences – love, peace, sex, beauty
Rose has a close affinity with the heart space and heart chakra, with its succulent, sweet, floral and full flavour, the scent of rose is most associated with love, passion, sex, lust, love and devotion. It represents the most wonderous and vibrant of colours; deep and glowing reds and pinks, yellows and purples.
This essential oil is both for the faint hearted and the strong of heart; it will stimulate circulation, get the blood pumping around your body, bring a warming glow to your mind and your emotions dispelling with it apathy, gloom, despair, sadness, depression, melancholy, stress, tension, anxiety, fear and worry. With Rose around, there is no need to fear, live in negativity or feel as though you are full of sorrow. Life with Rose is there for living and the scent encourages us to fulfil our wildest dreams.
The scent of this oil lifts the chest, expands the rib cage and fills the heart with joy bringing a warmth to the body, mind and soul.
A strong antidepressant and a strong aphrodisiac, Rose improves moods, lifts spirits, instigates love, sensuality and passion, encourages the connection with our earthly selves (the lower chakras) and our cosmic, universal and intuitive selves (the upper chakras). Rose is the link, the core, the heart that drives desires, ambitions, dreams and wishes. Rose is an oil that has the power to possess the mind through the heart.
All you have to do is grab hold of the bottle and inhale its vibrant aroma.
Contraindications – Do not use during pregnancy.
- Place rose petals in every room…spread the love about your home
- Use rose absolute in an oil diffuser before gatherings to instil peace, tranquility, warmth, happiness, union and love
- Inhale the deep scent and visualise its energies warming your mind, body and soul. Visualise it leading you to whatever it is that you most desire.
- Stand in front of a mirror with a rose flower and a drop of rose on a cotton wool pad to amplify the aroma. Create the most positive intention for yourself, for who you are. Visualise this immense feeling of power and confidence filling you up and watch the picture in front of you become more magnificent.
Top Tip – Rose essential oil is very expensive (circa £50-75 for 5ml) but if you don’t mind using Absolutes (solvent extraction rather than distillation) then you can purchase 2.5ml from Neals Yard for about £17-20. Essential oil grade rose is so much better, but the absolute from Neals Yard works well for inhalation.