The Surprising Benefits of Rose Oil: Can it Keep Your Va-Jay-Jay Healthy?
It takes an incredible 10,000 freshly picked and distilled roses to make just 5 milliliters of rose oil. This is why it’s one of the most prized (and most expensive) essential oils. And yes, it smells absolutely incredible. But rose oil is not just a pretty face. There are many powerful benefits of rose oil that might come as a surprise to you, even if you’re an essential oil expert.
In fact, rose oil has actually been studied for its ability to reduce symptoms of depression. (1,2,3) It’s also shown to help fight acne even in a very diluted state (4), reduce menstrual cramp pain (5), and produce feelings (along with physiological markers like lowered blood pressure and heart rate) of relaxation (6).
It’s easy to see why rose oil has been treasured for thousands of years in traditional medicines like Ayurveda. It’s even been used to enhance meditative practices around the world — the tiniest drop on the forehead during meditation has been touted to improve one’s focus and clarity. And a single splash in bathwater before bed or on your pillow has been suggested to help one relax and experience deeper sleep for centuries.
I have been a huge fan of rose oil for quite some time. It’s one of my absolute favorite indulgences.
Here are a few of my favorite things about this downright magical essential oil.
Rose Oil For Aromatherapy
When diffused or used for massage (always diluted in a carrier oil if applied directly to the skin), you only need the smallest amount of rose oil to almost immediately experience its sweet yet complex aroma.
But more than just a beautiful experience, rose oil, when it’s used therapeutically, can actually lower anxiety levels. (7,8,9)
Moreover, rose oil also has a reputation for increasing libido, and one review even suggested it significantly increased sexual function in women experiencing menopause. (10)
If that’s not a reason to pop a drop into your diffuser right this minute, I don’t know what is.
Rose Oil Benefits For Skin
In addition to helping clear acne, rose oil contains a high concentration of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and boasts anti-inflammatory properties. (11) Antioxidants help fight free radicals, which are the culprits responsible for signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
Rose oil also has an excellent reputation for boosting the skin’s hydration levels, which is why it is prized in skincare routines as an all-natural moisturizer.
Rose Oil’s Other Amazing Anti-Inflammatory Powers
Rose oil is unparalleled for its aromatherapy benefits and for its topical application and benefits for the skin. But perhaps one of its most fascinating properties is its wide spectrum antimicrobial activities. (12,13,14)
Rose oil has been shown to exhibit antibacterial powers against even E. coli, strep, and staph infections. It can kill candida, which is the pesky fungus that causes vaginal yeast infections. It can even destroy the HIV virus in-vitro.
Rose oil has been prized for centuries and used in traditional medicine across the globe to reduce pain, inflammation, wound healing, and even ease coughing in children. Our modern science backs up what ancient healers knew: that rose oil is an antimicrobial powerhouse.
Rose Oil As A Natural Perfume
Synthetic fragrances are everywhere. They are in the products we pour into the laundry. They are in the household cleaners we use. They’re even in the shampoo and skincare products we slather onto our bodies daily.
Unfortunately, these synthetic fragrances can also contain volatile organic compounds, endocrine disruptors, and respiratory irritants. (15)
Rose oil, on the other hand, is completely natural, and allergic reactions to it are extremely rare.
Since its scent is so powerfully aromatic, it takes only the tiniest bit to serve as an intoxicating natural perfume. As long as it’s added to a carrier oil like coconut or almond oil, it can be applied directly to the skin. When you wear it in this way, you can always give your wrist a small sniff to instantly calm yourself if you’re out and about and start to feel anxious.
Rose oil is also ideal for adding to a bit of room spray since it can instantly freshen your space, lift your mood, and probably even kill any harmful bacteria that may be lurking unseen on your surfaces.
And yes, rose oil can be expensive, but a little bit goes a long way, and a small bottle will last you a long time. It’s not one of those oils you will be prone to use up quickly. It’s a scent that you will want to savor and make that bottle last.
Rose Oil: Natural Remedy For Vaginal Dryness
Ever tried to find a natural remedy for vaginal dryness?
It can be hard to come by — hormones are the go-to prescription of choice for most medical doctors.
But what if you can’t use hormones for medical reasons? What if you just don’t like the idea of another drug in your system?
Rose oil is the answer, my friend.
It’s completely safe, and natural, and it lubricates, protects, and encourages skin elasticity — rejuvenating your delicate vulva skin as nothing else can.
Your vagina and vulva must maintain their specific natural pH…or things start to get aggravated down there very quickly. This means when you start putting most “moisturizing” products on your yoni, they exacerbate your problem rather than heal it!
With rose oil, your body’s natural pH level is supported, leaving your vulva feeling fresh and lubricated.
Stay Healthy Down There With Rose Oil
Without a doubt, rose oil is one of my favorite essential oils. What other product in the world can fight inflammation and bacteria, help relieve depression, physiologically relax you, ease anxiety, boost libido, make your skin look younger, and feel more moisturized — all while smelling like a rose?
This is why Rosa Damascena Oil is a key ingredient in my exclusive Down There Oil blend.
NOT ALL ROSE OILS ARE CREATED EQUAL. So be careful. It’s your vulva, after all, and she deserves the best!
Most rose oil on the market is diluted, and the way they are distilled negatively impacts the health benefits.
But NOT ours. We use the top-of-the-line best rose oil in the world, which is why thousands of women swear by the healing properties of my Down There Oil Vaginal Serum.
Its moisturizing properties and its ability to keep bacteria and fungi at bay — coupled with its delicate scent, make it the perfect ingredient to keep your sensitive vulva skin looking and feeling its best.
I’ve used this oil blend myself for years to keep yeast infections at bay. I also adore its moisturizing and skin regenerative properties. It helps keep the delicate vulva revived and lubricated as nothing else can.
My Down There Oil Vaginal Serum is created in a certified lab and is the ultimate in vulva care. It’s always available — right now for our valentine’s day flash sale. You can find it here. Supply is limited to 500 bottles, and when it’s gone, it’s gone, so get at least three bottles.
Take self-care into your own hands, connecting emotionally and nourishing your secret self…and enjoy the powerful benefits of my signature formula!
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