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RosePost Box Blog: 13 Ways to Use Rose Oil in Your Beauty Routine

13 Ways to Use Rose Oil in Your Beauty & Self-care Routine

by Mariana, December 14, 2017

Considered one of the most exquisite, therapeutic and beneficial essential oils in the world, Rose Oil (otto) is widely used and valued in aromatherapy, skincare and fine perfumery.  Rose essential oil is steam distilled from the fresh petals of Rosa Damascena (damask) and Rosa Centifolia roses in a highly elaborate and delicate process. It takes about 2,000 roses to produce just 1 ml of rose oil (that's 100 roses into a single drop!), making it extremely precious and one of the most expensive - thus, often adulterated - oils on the market. Pure, quality, authentic rose oil is hard to find, but if you are lucky to find some, there are a number of easy ways to incorporate it into and enhance your beauty and self-care routine.* 


Highly complex, with more than 300 individual components, and, at 320 MHz, boasting the highest vibrational frequency of any essential oil, rose oil has been proven to act as an antidepressant and is consistently and successfully used to relieve stress and anxiety. Rose oil has also been found to help with headaches and sleep-related problems.

1. (Aromatherapy) Use a drop in a diffuser or oil burner to create an uplifting ambiance. Use in the morning to nurture energy, confidence and positivity; during meditation or yoga; or at times of anxiety and stress.
2. (Aromatherapy) At night, diffuse a mix of rose and lavender oils to improve sleep quality and aid relaxation . 


Uplifting and calming, rose oil promotes feelings of inner peace, emotional balance, confidence and happiness. It is also one of the best known aphrodisiacs. Its aroma is sweet, deeply floral, with spicy notes. Pure rose oil is a highly concentrated liquid that crystalizes at a temperature of ~ 68 F. It's said to have a virtually permanent shelf life.

3. (Aromatherapy) Mix a few drops with bath salts or with coconut milk for a relaxing bath.

4. (Aromatherapy) Mix a couple of drops of rose oil with a carrier oil of your choice, such as jojoba or coconut, for a pure rose oil 

perfume. Apply to pulse points to instill emotional balance. Create a custom blend - rose oil pairs well with jasmine, sandalwood, chamomile, lavender, and ylang-ylang. If you prefer a sweeter note, pair it with vanilla or orange.

5. (Skincare / Body) Blend a few drops in a carrier oil of your choice (almond, jojoba, grape-seed) and use after-shower to lock in moisture or for a pampering, romantic massage.


Because of its astringent and antiseptic properties, rose oil is beneficial in hydrating and toning the skin. It has the strongest anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties of any essential oil and has been found particularly helpful in soothing skin irritations and sensitivity, including acne, blemishes and rosacea.

6. (Skincare / Face) Mix a drop in your daily moisturizer to rejuvenate the skin and provide a boost of hydration. It promotes blood circulation and helps improve lines, dry and lackluster skin.

7. (Skincare / Body) Combine a few drops with coconut oil, shea butter and brown sugar for a rejuvenating body scrub.

8. (Skincare / Body) Add a drop to body lotion to tone and hydrate the skin, and improve the appearance of stretch marks.

9. (Skincare / Treatment) Pat a drop of rose oil diluted with a small amount of coconut oil on acne-prone skin or blemishes a few times a day to speed healing time, minimize scaring and improve skin texture. You can use that same technique on wounds (burns or cuts) to help them heal faster.

10. (Skincare / Inhalation) Put a couple of drops in an almost-steaming bowl of water with other dried flowers and herbs (such as lavender, chamomile, rosehip) and use as a facial steam, or inhale to treat a cold and ease congestion


The antiseptic and anti-microbial benefits of rose oil go beyond the skin. Its strong anti-microbial properties make it beneficial for strengthening hair and gums.**

11. (Haircare) Mix a drop or rose oil with a table spoon of olive oil and apply to hair roots as a mask to nourish and strengthen.

12. (Oral Health) Mix a drop of rose oil with coconut or sesame oil and use as an oil pull or mouthwash for healthier gums. Add a drop of peppermint to adjust the flavor, if needed.

13. (Aromatherapy) After you’ve practiced any of the suggested beauty & self-care tips, inhale from cupped hands to further benefit from the aromatics of rose oil, to promote feelings of vitality and emotional balance. If inhaling directly from the vial, use caution as the aroma is extremely potent and could cause headaches.


Finally, one of the most important qualities of rose oil is that it increases skin’s permeability, meaning that when rose is added to your skincare products, it opens up your skin to absorb more of the nutrients. Thus, it’s important to choose products made with natural, non-toxic ingredients where the addition of rose oil will only increase the benefits from those ingredients. Educate yourself on natural, wild-crafted and bio-dynamic ingredients and choose beauty and skincare made with such ingredients. Then, add rose oil in some of the ways suggested here to enhance the effectiveness of your beauty & self-care routine. 

Do you use Rose Oil or other essential oils as part of your beauty routine? What are your favorite uses and DIY recipes? (share it here)?

*For educational purposes only. As with any essential oil, never apply directly on the skin and use caution with the amount used because of its high concentration. Too much could have the opposite effect and could cause headaches. If pregnant, consult a physician before use.

**The therapeutic effects of rose oil on human health span beyond what is covered here and include, among others, aid in treating cardiac diseases, women’s hormonal issues, digestion problems, muscular and respiratory system spasms. More on these in future posts.