Little difficult (okay -- a whole lot difficult) to read the label on the little bottle. So, I'll tell you, this is the most prized oil in the collection. It is rose oil.
A couple of facts:
It takes 2,000 pounds of fresh, hand picked, prime rose petals to yield 1 pound of pure Rose (Rosa damascena) essential oil.
"The healing properties of the rose have been utilized throughout the ages and (rose) still plays an important role in the East. It has been used for digestive and menstrual problems, headaches and nervous tension, liver congestion, poor circulation, fever (plague), eye infections and skin complaints."***
~~ Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Alan & Connie Higley
"Rose has been used for the skin for thousands of years. The Arab physician, Avicenna, was responsible for first distilling rose oil, eentually authoring an entire book on the healing attributes of the rose water derived from the distillation of rose. Throughout much of ancient history, the oil was produced by enfleurage, a process ofpressing the petals along with a vegetable oil to extract the essence. Today, however, almost all rose oils are solvent extracted.....
....It's beautiful fragrance is intoxicating and aphrodisiac-like. It helps bring balance and harmony, allowing one to overcome insecurities. It is stimulating and elevating to the mind, creating a sense of well-being."***~~ Essential Oils Desk Reference (compiled by Essential Science Publishing)Young Living's absolutely pure unadulterated and optimally produced rose oil is made from a variety of roses grown in Bulgaria, and a 5 ml bottle (about 80 drops) retails for a mere $236.51. I was so blessed to receive a FREE bottle as a bonus with an order I recently placed. As quoted below, Veronica believes its value is well above that of gold. (It is important to note that the information supplied here is in consideration of using these high quality therapeutic grade essential oils.
"I use to have bloating in my abdomen before my cycle along with cramping and other female 'symptoms'. I now use 1-2 drops of pure 'wonderful' rose oil on my abdomen starting 10 days before and up to my menstual cycle, no more bloating! Even during the month for other symptoms (depression, melancholy, etc.) I also apply it in circular motion on my heart, breath it in and apply to my ankles. Some may think it costly but believe me it is well worth more than gold. Give it a try!"***~~ Veronica Mitchell, San Jose, CA, "oil-testimonials"To learn more about essential oils please visit Heaven Scent Essentials. It is akin to an encylopedia of information on these wonderful oils and their benefits for holistic health and wellness -- body, mind, and spirit.
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***DISCLAIMER: This is for informational purposes only, and does not substitute for professional medical care. Please consult and obtain permission from your doctor or health care professional before using essential oils and other complementary therapies.