||Rose De MaI Oil, Rosa centifolia oil
||8007-01-0, F.E.M.A. : 2989
||Plant Parts Used
||Color & Odor
||Pale yellow clear liquid with sweet, floral, rosy odor
A small, erect, prickly shrub with unequal, large, hooked prickles and many
bristles, leaves compound, alternate, leaflets usually five, rachis not
prickly, flowers usually pink, very fragrant.
Constituents & Specifications :
Rose oil has various chemical compounds that include Citronellol, phenyl
ethanol, geraniol, nerol, farnesol and stearpoten with traces of nonanol,
linalool, nonanal, phenyl acetaldehyde, citral, carvone, citronellyl
acetate, 2-phenylmenthyl acetate, methyl eugenol, eugenol and rose oxide.
Specific Gravity :
0.94340 - 0.99000 @ 25°C
Refractive Index :
1.49000 - 1.49000 @ 20°C
Antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral,
aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, choleretic, cicatrisant, depurative,
emmenagogue, haemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervous system sedative,
stomachic and a tonic for the heart, liver, stomach and uterus.
Benefits & Uses :
- Rose oil soothes and balances the mind. It has antidepressant
properties and can help alleviate anxiety, stress, nervous tension and
help people deal with emotional problems such as anger, grief, sadness,
- Rose is one of the best oils for treating female reproductive
problems, PMT, menopausal symptoms and irregular periods. It is also
beneficial for the physical heart and the respiratory and digestive
systems. It can also help with headaches and migraines and is reputed to
have aphrodisiac properties.
- Rose oil stimulates the skin, while moisturizing and hydrating. It
boosts all skin types and is particularly beneficial for dry, mature,
inflamed and sensitive skin.