The Queen of Hearts

This month we are talking about the Queen, the “Queen of Aromatics” that is. Rose essential oil is one of the most precious and sacred essential oils. There are many oils out there calling themselves rose so it is most important with this oil that you know your source. Did you know that it takes 30 roses to make 1 drop of rose essential oil? Many people have a negative memory of rose oil mostly because they have had an experience of synthetic rose fragrance oil which is used in 46% of men’s fragrances and 98% of women’s. I always thought of Rose Milk Lotion from the 70’s and would cringe when rose oil was mentioned. I almost always got a headache from it. Little did I know how amazing the real thing was. When Holly Carrol (my aromatherapy teacher) first introduced me to real rose oil I was floored. I could feel it in every cell of my body, melting into my system, calming me and centering me. My heart softened and opened. There was no doubt about it; I had a transformative experience.
There are several types of rose oil. Rosa Centifolia (aka rose de mai, cabbage rose and Moroccan rose) is solvent extracted and is usually used for fragrance. When an oil is solvent extracted that means they use a petro-chemical to separate the essential oil from the plant matter, then attempt to strip the residue of chemical from the essential oil. This is rarely possible; there is always some residue so solvent extracted oils are not used therapeutically. Rosa Damascena is Bulgarian rose, rose alba and is used for Attar of Rose, rose essential oil and triple rosewater. This is the real deal. From a reputable dealer, a 5 ml bottle (which is about 100 drops) will cost in the $150.00 range, which comes to $1.50 a drop! Remember, it takes 30 roses to make 1 drop of oil!
Rose is ruled by Venus (the planet and goddess of love), it resonates with the 1rst (root) chakra and the 4th (heart) chakra and is about spiritual love. To quote Holly “it brings together breast and womb with tits and ass.” I’m sorry, I just love that quote! Rose oil aids in conception, getting the “house” ready for baby. It balances the female hormones, aids with PMS, labor, regulates menstruation and cleanses the womb of impurities. It has even been shown to increase sperm count! Rose is also a very powerful narcotic and very erotic. It has been used to raise self-esteem and self-love, all the heart stuff. This is the ultimate feminine oil.
I could go on and on. Rose also happens to be highly antiseptic, even more so than Lavender! But because rose is so expensive, you are not really going to clean a scraped knee with it!
Rosa Damascena is also one of the safest oils and can be used on babies.
We only use genuine Rosa Damascena in our products. That is guaranteed. So prepare your Heart for Love, Rosa is here.

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About Maria Falce

Maria is a spiritual writer and a self-love warrior with a deep and diverse background in both the culinary and healing arts. She is most passionate about guiding people to connect with their inner voice, a midwife to the joyful birth of inherent authentic creativity that lives within us all.
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