According to aromatherapy practitioners, inhaling essential oil molecules,
or absorbing essential oils through the skin, transmits messages to the limbic system — a brain region responsible for controlling emotions and influencing the nervous system. These messages are believed to affect biological factors such as heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure, breathing, and immune function.
Uses for Rose Essential Oil
In alternative medicine, rose essential oil is typically touted as an aromatherapy remedy for the following health problems:
- menopausal symptoms
- menstrual cramps
In addition, rose essential oil is said to enhance libido, reduce stress, stimulate circulation, sharpen memory, and boost mood.
When applied directly to skin, beauty products containing rose essential oil are purported to reduce wrinkles, improve moisture, and reverse signs of aging.