Rosa damascena (damask rose), Rosa centifolia (cabbage rose), and Rosa alba (the white rose of York) are the species most commonly used to source rose oil, as these have the strongest
aroma and highest oil content. Aside from using rose oil for health purposes, it is also one of the most widely used essential oils in the manufacturing of perfumes and fragranced products.
Rose oil helps in fighting depression by boosting confidence, self-esteem and mental strength. Rose essential oil is extracted from the Damascus Rose by a process of steam distillation and
yields a sweet, floral oil that has several health and beauty benefits. Rose oil is high in vitamin C and has anti-microbial, anti-spasmodic, aphrodisiac, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory
properties. It can be used externally to treat sore muscles, arthritis, gout, wounds and skin infections. Rose oil is a popular skin oil due to its fragrance and wonderful soothing, antioxidant and
anti-microbial properties. It can treat eczema, dermatitis, acne, skin redness, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots and skin discoloration. When used aromatically, rose oil is a calming and
uplifting oil that can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, and may lower the body’s level of the stress hormone cortisol.