Rose Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Rose Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Rosa damascena

Oil Overview

Rose essential oil has a deep, rosy, fresh aroma. Its colour ranges from clear to a pale yellow with a greenish tint.

Oil Sources

Originating in France, it is extracted using steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Citronellol, phenyl ethanol, geraniol, nerol, farnesol and stearpoten with traces of nonanol, linalool, nonanal, phenyl acetaldehyde, citral, carvone, citronellyl acetate, 2-phenylmenthyl acetate, methyl eugenol, eugenol and rose oxide.



Therapeutic Properties:

Antidepressant, Antiphlogistic, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Antiviral, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Bactericidal, Cicatrisant, Depurative, Emmenagogue, Hemostatic, Hepatic, Laxative, Nervous Relaxant, Stomachic, Tonic, Uterine

Possible Uses

Asthma, Circulation Problems, Coughs, Depression, Eczema, Fear, Nausea, Nervous Exhaustion, Nervous Tension, Nervousness, Skin Sores, Stress, Tension


Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Rose oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.
Should not be used during pregnancy.

Compatible Combination Oils

Angelica, Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Rosemary


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