My favorite EO of all is Rose. I love everything about it. Whats not to love. It was probably the first flower to be distilled. It is a very complex EO with ove 300 constituents. Two common types of rose EO is French and Bulgarian. The French type is more aphrodisiac and more sedative than the Bulgarian type.
However, I prefer, Bulgarian Rose Otto for its aroma. It is considered the “Queen of Flowers” in aromatherapy. It is known to be governed by Venus and it is used mostly for the disorders of female reproductive system. It is used to regulate menstrual cycle, aids in conception and even appear to increase production of semen.
One can not ignore emotional effects of rose EO on our system. It outweighs the physical benefits. It is a very gentle but effective antidepressant, especially when it is linked to PMS, or PMDD. This oils is highly valuable in helping women with post-natal depression, especially for those women who experience grief as oppose to anger at the situation.
It is a very well known aphrodisiac, powerful nerve tonic, stomach and liver. Although very expensive, it is my first choice.
Not to forget its wonderful and miraculous effects on the skin. It is excellent for all skin types, but especially for dry, sensitive, mature, aging, sun-damaged.
It is great for wrinkles and for thread-veins. Must use for several weeks to see results.
Most important note on the Rose EO, used Steam Distilled EO, since Rose absolute is produced by solvent extraction and will contain traces of chemical solvents that can be potentially toxic.