How To Make Rose Essential Oil & Ways To Use It
If you love using essential oils in your home and adore the smell of fresh roses, then you are in for a treat.
Rose essential oil is the oil extracted from beautiful rose petals. It features a rich, feminine, and floral aroma and is a wonderful natural perfume. Rose essential oil can also provide many benefits for your body, including decreasing anxiety and stress, easing pain, and providing relief from menstrual discomfort.
Whether you use rose essential oil in a diffuser or use it directly on your body, there are several ways that this versatile product can be used. Read on to learn how to make rose essential oil and discover several ways to use it.
How To Make Rose Essential Oil
Rose essential oil is one of the finest, most luxurious types of essential oils in the world. If you want to experience this luxurious oil for yourself, we will walk you through the steps of how you can make your own rose essential oil at home.
Start by selecting your roses and rose petals. These four types of roses are the most popular for making rose oil:
- Damask rose
- Apothecary’s rose
- Alba rose
- Provence rose
You should harvest your organic roses early in the morning, and then be sure to wash them thoroughly to remove any bugs and dirt. Make sure to choose roses free of chemicals and pesticides to give your body a product that is as natural as possible. Remember to gather as many roses as possible because the more petals you have, the more oil you can make.
Making the Essential Oil
Now, you can begin making your rose essential oil.
- Once your roses are washed, bring four inches of water to a boil in a medium pot, then remove it from the heat.
- Next, pour a cup of jojoba oil into a glass jar and set it aside.
- Pick off some of your rose petals and shred them to make one cup. Then, add the shredded rose petals to the glass jar of oil. You’ll want to lightly swirl the oil around to ensure that all of the petals have been coated.
- Cover the jar with a lid and place it into the hot water for 30 minutes. Warming the oil will help release the gorgeous floral scent from the rose petals.
- After the water has cooled, take the jar out of the water and place it in a warm area like on a windowsill for 24 hours.
- The next day, use a strainer to strain the oil. Remember to press down on the petals to extract as much oil as you can.
- For a stronger smelling oil, you can repeat this process several times until you have reached your desired scent and amount of oil.
- Once you are finished, pour your rose oil into a dark-colored bottle to help stabilize your oil. Enjoy!
Once you are finished making your homemade rose oil, you can add it to gorgeous potpourri to give your home a stunning floral scent, or you can even use the oil as a part of your skincare routine. Let’s explore several ways that you can use rose essential oil.
Ways To Use Rose Essential Oil
If you have just discovered the beauty of rose essential oil and want to discover some new ways to use this charming product, we are here to help. Here are some ways that you can use rose essential oil.
Make a Relaxing Rose Essential Oil Bath
One of the most relaxing and fulfilling ways to use rose essential oil is to add it to your bathing experience. To make a rose oil bath, fill your bathtub with water and add ten drops of rose essential oil to a carrier oil like coconut oil, and then add it to your bath. Carrier oils are used to help dilute strong essential oils and delicately carry them to your skin.
You will love soaking in the tub and taking in the glorious rose scent around you. If you want to add more essential oils to your bath and take your bath time experience to the next level, lavender and chamomile are the perfect oils to compliment your rose oil bath.
This calming trio of oils is the perfect way to help reduce stress and get you ready for bed. After you are done bathing, you can slip into our plush Luxury Robe for some stylish relaxation.
You can also make a relaxing foot bath by adding five drops of diluted rose essential oil into a foot bath and soaking your feet for 10 minutes while you spend time relaxing and reading a book.
Use Rose Essential Oil in Your Skincare Routine
Another amazing way to use rose essential oil is to add it into your skincare routine. Rose essential oil is the perfect way to moisturize your skin and promote a youthful appearance.
To use rose essential oil on your skin, make your own facial oil with a combination of your favorite carrier oil and rose essential oil. This will help with dry or aging skin and is perfect for keeping your skin hydrated.
Rose essential oil can help control the texture of your skin and even help fade acne scars and stretch marks. Rose oil also has a long history of being used as an anti-inflammatory and can help with skin conditions that include redness and irritation.
A Rose Essential Oil Massage
If you and your partner are looking for a way to have a relaxing evening together, you can use your beautiful rose essential oil for a night of steamy couple’s massages. Rose essential oil is filled with a sensual aroma that will set the mood for romance.
Have your partner lie down while you give them an aromatherapy massage. This will help your loved one to relax and can even help to improve their mood and ease any pain they are feeling.
Simply add a few drops of your rose essential oil to the massage lotion and apply it directly onto your partner’s skin. Take your time rubbing in this calming oil, and let your partner take in this peaceful time of relaxation.
To elevate this experience, you can turn on some soothing music in the background, dim the lights and add some glittering candles to the room to create the ultimate zen environment.
When you and your loved one are finished with your massages, make sure you both take a warm bath to remove any leftover oils on your skin.
Make a Rose Essential Oil Deodorant
If you love to make natural beauty and skincare products, you will love making a sweet-smelling rose essential oil deodorant.
This DIY deodorant is perfect for making if you want to say goodbye to the chemicals and say hello to gorgeous floral fragrance. To make your rose essential oil deodorant, mix these four ingredients in a bowl and follow these simple steps:
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in liquid form
- 4 tablespoons of cornstarch
- 5 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 10 drops of rose essential oil
Once you have mixed all of these ingredients in a bowl, pour them into a small, dry jar, and let the mixture sit for one hour in a room temperature setting.
The consistency of your new rose essential oil deodorant should be soft and creamy and can be scooped out with your finger and applied directly to your skin.
Your body will love this natural and fresh approach to smelling amazing, and you will have so much fun using your rose essential oil to make this luscious deodorant.
Helping Manage Anxiety and Stress
Another wonderful and therapeutic way to use rose essential oil is to give your body a relaxing effect. Multiple studies have shown that rose essential oil helps to boost confidence and self-esteem while also efficiently fighting anxiety.
To use rose essential oil to treat stress, anxiety, or depression, many people like to inhale the oil using a diffuser. You can also mix your rose essential oil with a carrier oil, such as coconut, jojoba, or almond oil, and then add it directly to your skin by dabbing it lightly on your neck, chest, or wrists.
Using these methods, the rose essential oil can help your breathing rate improve and help you feel calmer and more relaxed overall.
To elevate your mood and add some beauty to the environment around you, you can also add a stunning bouquet of mixed flowers to your home. Flowers are known to immediately impact your happiness, lift your mood, and fill you with positive emotions, thus making a perfect pairing with rose essential oil.
Make an Exfoliating Rose Essential Oil Scrub
If you love to pamper your body and take care of your skin, then you will fall in love with making your own exfoliating rose essential oil body scrub.
To make your own luscious rose essential oil scrub at home, simply mix these four ingredients together:
- One teaspoon of baking soda
- One tablespoon of coconut oil
- One drop of rose essential oil
- One cup of cane sugar
After you have finished mixing your ingredients, store your new rose essential oil sugar scrub in an airtight glass jar.
This homemade sugar scrub will leave your skin with an extra rosy glow and will also add a gorgeous, delicate rose fragrance to your body. You can treat yourself to this rose scrub during your bathing experience, or you can add it to your natural skincare routine.
We hope you enjoy making your own beautiful rose essential oil and trying several ways to use your luxurious product. Remember to always mix your rose essential oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, or olive oil to keep your skin safe.
You will be sure to fall in love with the gorgeous rose oil fragrance and will enjoy experiencing all of the many benefits that come with using rose essential oil.