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Roses Are Red and Full of Health Benefits

Jul 31, 2017 04:55PM
Roses hold many valuable properties. They are not only a beautiful flower on the outside, they are also beautiful within. The rose is a symbol of love and most of us associate red roses with Valentine’s Day, but we can enjoy roses every day of the year.

Rose essential oil is known for being an aphrodisiac, due to its sensual and feminine fragrance, making the queen of essential oils. It takes 30 rose petals to make a single drop of rose essential oil.

Rose essential oil has many valuable uses. It is used as an antidepressant, by invoking joyful thoughts and sensations. Rose oil is also helpful with individuals experiencing anxiety, as its scent helps relax and quiet the mind.

Rose oil is also great on all skin types, including those who have sensitive skin. It will provide a youthful glow when used on the skin. Due to its high antioxidant content, it can help fade scars and stretch marks. The oil from roses is known to have powerful antiseptic properties, as well. It can be used to treat wounds, prevent infection and helps to stop bleeding. Of course, many people love the aroma of roses, so it is used widely to scent cosmetic products.

Roses are certainly a true beauty—inside and out.

Laina Poulakos is the founder of Mother’s Nature Store and a certified aromatherapist and herbologist. For a consultation and products, call 703-851-0087 or visit


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