Essential oil of Damascene Rose is one of nature's most incredibly healing plants. This rose is, according to recent fossil evidence, about 35 million years old. The genus Rosa has about 150 species found all around the world, including in northern Africa. Garden cultivation of roses began some 5,000 years ago, most likely in China. Damascene Rose, however, originated in Bulgaria, and is extensively cultivated there today for its precious essential oil.
Roses were in very high demand during the 17th century, and the royal families even considered roses or rose water to be legal tende. The wife of Napoleon, Josephine, was known for having an extensive collection of roses at Chateau de Malmaison, an estate seven miles west of Paris in the 1800s. The rose is often used to represent the Virgin Mary and has been historically considered as sacred to a number of goddesses.
Organic Damascene Rose essential oil has been recently scientifically proven to increase the energy vibration of every cell in the body, restoring balance and harmony. The approximate weight of essential oil extracted from the flower petals is only about one three-thousandth to one six-thousandth of the weight of the flowers, i.e., approximately 2,000 flowers are required to produce one gram of oil. This well illustrates the relative expense of this healing oil.
This oil is known for its many natural beneficial properties, including anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, bactericidal (kills Strep, Staph, E. Coli, Anthrax, and Diphtheria.) Organic Damask Rose Oil’s innate healing power comes from its complexity. It contains more than 300 organic compounds, and so it is definitely one of the most complex organic phyto-chemicals on earth. This is why the oil is often referred to as Nature’s universal healer. There are absolutely no natural limits in its ability to tone, heal and balance the skin. It is non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing and well-tolerated by all skin types.
This highly-energized organic composition of essential oil of Damask Rose renders it highly effective in treating aging, dry, and damaged skin. It also tones the skin to reduce overly-active skin sebum secretion that can cause acne and enlarged pores. Organic Damask Rose essential oil’s natural toning and astringent properties became well known in the 18th century and was used at that time as the base oil for many healing tonics. Its unique skin toning abilities can actually produce a healthy and radiant complexion in just a few seconds. This healing powerhouse also has properties that reduce inflammation and skin redness, repair broken capillaries and is even effective in treating eczema and other common skin disorders.
As scientists continue their study of this rare and complex rose essential oil, they have found that it contains, as noted above, an incredible density of over 300 naturally-occuring compounds. Even more, they found nearly every chemical compound found in Mendeleev’s periodic table! This myriad of organic healing compounds attests for the many healing abilities of this essential oil.
As part of an organic, wholistic healing approach to skin care, it is recommended that we "connect" with positively-charged energies as much as possible- in our diet, the air we breathe and in what we absorb into our bodies. Taking in as much good energy as possible is vital to maintaining our energy level and health. It has also been scientifically proven in recent years that the higher the energy vibration level in the body, the healthier the skin and body become. Incredibly, Organic Damask Rose Oil has been found to emanate the highest energy vibration of all known oils. - More on this in Part II of this Blog Post!