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Do you to take time to ‘stop and smell the roses’? I don’t think there is one person that I have talked to that isn’t extremely busy. Each and every one of us, including children, has so much stress in our lives. We have more conveniences but this still has not helped us in having free time to relax. Instead, we attempt to do more and more. The demands of society and work are increasing. And, on it goes.

If we literally stopped and smelled the roses, in particular essential oil of rose, we would all feel much calmer and uplifted. This is one of the most precious essential oils available to us. It takes about 2000 pounds of rose petals to make one pound of essential oil, so you can well imagine this exquisite essential oil is expensive. Rose essential oil is derived by steam distillation. Rose absolute is obtained by solvent extraction, which leaves some toxic solvents in the oil. The steam distilled rose oil is delightful.

Rose, Rosa damascena, is steam distilled from the rose petals, and comes from Bulgaria. Rose water has been used since antiquity as a toiletry. Rose essential oil is beneficial for skin care, especially dry or mature skin. It improves circulation in the muscles, and, aids the respiratory and digestive systems. It has an affinity for the female reproductive system. It is useful in cases of depression, insomnia, headaches, nervous tension, and all stress-related complaints. “But the rose procures us one thing above all: a feeling of well-being, even of happiness”.

At some point we must get off the merry-go-round and slow down long enough to relax. It is well-known that over 80% of dis-ease in the body is attributed to the negative effects of stress. Essential oils can certainly help us relax, renew, and rejuvenate. Aromatherapy massage, electronic diffusion, and the bath are all very good methods of using essential oils for relaxation and rejuvenation.

There are several essential oils that are relaxing, calming yet uplifting, energizing, centering and grounding. Personal inhalers and electronic diffusers can be part of our daily regime of using essential oils in the home and office. Very little effort and time is required to use essential oils by these methods. Inhalation is an excellent method to use essential oils for relaxation and stress reduction.

Essential oils that are calming, relaxing, and uplifting include lavender BO (Botanical origin) officinalis, all the citrus and chamomile essential oils, rose and peppermint.

We can create the desired ambiance by using essential oils. Spice oils are warming, comforting, and relaxing. The eucalyptus oils and ravensara are beneficial to the respiratory system.

I have found that most individuals are too busy to make their own blends of essential oils. There are several blends available that are ready to use in the diffusers or by other methods. This makes it easier to implement daily use of essential oils.

Therapeutic essential oils, those that are chemotyped, have a beneficial effect on all systems of the body. They are truly wholistic affecting individuals and animals, mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I would encourage each and every individual to consider using essential oils daily. Their uses are many.

For your protection, always use essential oils that are chemotyped (EOBBD Quality Assurance - Essential Oils Botanically and Biochemically Defined).


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