Did you know that rose oil and skincare have a history that goes back 5,000 years? Cleopatra is said to have bathed in petal-infused milk and soaked the sails from her ships in rose water, so she could be surrounded by the scent of rose, no matter where she sailed. Rose oil is one of the main ingredients in many a woman’s beauty regimes, from perfume to body care.
But is rose oil really that good for your skin and why do so many of us love it? Here’s a quick rundown on what you need to know about rose oil.
All you need to know about rose oil
The rose was originally native of the Orient, but today it can be found all over the world. There are over 300 species of rose and tens of thousands of cultivars, but only two major species are used for rose oil – Rosa Damascena and Rosa Centifolia.
It can take a staggering 5 tons of rose petals to make 1 litre of essential oil! It’s said it can take 10,000 roses to fill a 5ml bottle. No wonder it’s so expensive!
Once the roses are picked the petals need to be crushed, to release the oil. Petals can also be dried, but the scent will have already started to fade, as soon as the rose was picked. Luckily, you only need a couple of drops to make a difference.
Why rose essential oil is so good for your skin
Rose oil can help your skin in so many different ways. It’s a great hydrator, so is perfect for those who suffer from dry skin. It also contains antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it ideal for clearing acne, minimising the appearance of scars and helping with conditions like eczema, dermatitis and rosacea.
In terms of aromatherapy, rose calms and eases pain, so it helps decrease anxiety and stress, and aids sleep. Rose is also said to help menopausal women, by easing symptoms, as well as helping those suffering from menopausal cramps and pain.
Products that contain rose essential oil
So with a whole range of benefits, it’s understandable that it gets used in so many natural skincare products! Here’s a brief selection of the most popular natural ones you can buy from us.
Jasmine and Rose Micellar Cleanser
This product contains only the finest and natural ingredients, including rose absolute and rosewater. Perfect for leaving your face feeling clean and pampered. https://maldonsoap.co.uk/product/jasmine-and-rose-micellar-cleanser/
Rose Clay and Aloe Nurturing Face Mask
If you suffer from mature, red or dry skin, this soft nurturing mask is your solution. It’s soothing, smoothing and moisturising – perfect for giving your face a bit of a boost. https://maldonsoap.co.uk/product/rose-clay-and-aloe-nurturing-face-mask/
Rose and Aloe Soap
Contains aloe vera, organic shea butter and a beautiful pure rose fragrance. It’s perfect for moisturising and has a subtle rose scent. https://maldonsoap.co.uk/product/rose-aloe-soap/
Rose Argan Face Cream
This beautiful face cream is luxurious, anti-ageing, super moisturising and calming. Perfect for skin that’s sore, dehydrated and in need of a little TLC. https://maldonsoap.co.uk/product/rose-and-argan-organic-face-cream/
I love roses so much that I have 23 different varieties of rose growing in my garden. It’s also the reason that roses are my company logo – along with lavender which I’m also crazy about.
Which rose products are your favourites? Do let me know as I love hearing from you and it’s great to know these blogs are reaching someone!
Lots of love,