By Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief
Essential oils are a complementary tool that can help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. They are easy to use, smell great, and are versatile.
All oils are not created equal. Young Living is the only brand I personally trust because I know they have complete control over their product from seed to seal. Oils sold at health food stores can be misleading. They are not regulated by the FDA, so you must look closely at the labels. The labels may say they are 100% therapeutic-grade oils when they are not. If the ingredients list anything other than the plant stated, or if the label has statements like “For external use only,” “For aromatic use only,” and/or “Dilute properly,” the oil inside that bottle may have been cut with other oils, synthetics, or chemicals.
Rose oil—the product of one of the most recognizable and culturally significant flowers in the world—has a rich, intoxicating aroma that’s just as beautiful as the bloom itself. Rose essential oil is distilled to gently release the delicate flower’s oil through steam. Because each 5-ml bottle requires 22 pounds of rose petals, Rose oil is one of the most valuable essential oils you can acquire.
Uses for rose oil include topical application to create an inspiring atmosphere and elevated spiritual experiences. Its sweet, rich aroma encourages feelings of positive self-reflection and can create an uplifted feeling when inhaled. Rose oil has also been used topically for thousands of years, and today it can be found in many skin care products, including Young Living’s Rose Ointment™.
You’ll want to run for the roses when you discover the benefits of this oil. Rose oil supports the appearance of youthful, healthy-looking skin, which is why it’s so bloomin’ popular in skin care products. Another effect of rose oil is that it has a balancing aroma that can be used to help create a luxurious atmosphere. It’s also a floral delight when you add it to a carrier oil during massages.
After a long, hard day, a little treat can go a long way. But instead of reaching for a sugary snack, add a little sweetness to your evening by using a few drops of Rose oil in your bathwater.
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