The Essence of Rose Oil

“My love is like a rose divided into two, the leaves I give to others, but the rose I give to you.” Unknown

Few can deny the beauty of this magnificent flower and its heavenly, sweet fragrance. One of the loveliest flowers in the world, roses have been widely used as a symbol of love and passion for generations, dating as far back as Greek and Roman history. They are the ultimate representation of love in poetry, song and stories, as well as the foremost gift to express love for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and Valentines Day.

The oil extracted from a rose contains numerous medicinal, healing and beauty properties. In fact, Cleopatra, considered to be one of the most beautiful women in history, used rose water as a toner to soften her skin. In modern times as well, rose water can be lightly sprayed from a bottle to help prevent dry skin and freshen the face throughout the day. The essential oil of roses can be used as a topical antiseptic to help heal wounds and protect them from infections.

The fragrant scent of rose oil creates balance, harmony, and a sense of well-being and confidence. It uplifts the spirit and brings about positive feelings of love and happiness. It is calming, helping to relieve nervousness and tension.

Rose oil is widely used in aromatherapy and spas, and can transform an ordinary bath into one of luxury! Simply add a few drops to your bathwater. This also helps relieve cramped and tired muscles as well as relax your body, mind and spirit.

Why not treat yourself this Valentines Day, or every day, and enjoy the many wonderful benefits of the incredible essence of rose oil!

“The fragrance of the rose remains on the hand that gives it.” Unknown

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About the writer: Kathy Bindu Henning

For 35 years, Kathy Bindu Henning has studied meditation and the art of Self-discovery. She is the founder of Present Moment Meditation. Kathy has studied with some of the world's most renowned human potential teachers, and for six years lived full-time in meditation centers in India and around the world. Her modern, practical and light-hearted approach blends the multi-cultural teachings of the great masters with simple techniques that can easily be applied to everyday living. With Present Moment Meditation classes, participants learn to stay present in the moment while at home, work & out-and-about.

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