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Rose (Mei Gui Hua)

Updated: Jul 18, 2023

Rose Otto, also known as Rose Essential Oil, is a highly prized and aromatic oil derived from the petals of the Rose Damascena variety of roses. It is one of the most valuable essential oils used in aromatherapy, skincare, and perfumery due to the high volume of rose petals needed to make the absolute essential oil. Around 2 million flowers, are required to produce 1 kg of essential oil which would set you back around £14,000!

Rose has a rich, sweet, and warm floral fragrance that is soothing for the mind and may be used as an aphrodisiac. It has been used in Chinese medicine as a herb and essential oil for its harmonizing effects on the mind to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression, making it great for aiding fertility journeys and general well-being.

It is also considered a Qi regulator, ensuring the Qi is flowing properly to promote better health. In particular, it can regulate the liver Qi to promote its proper functioning. The liver is considered a very important organ in Chinese medicine and regulation of the flow of Qi may relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) such as irritability and mood swings.

Another organ that benefits from Rose is the Heart, which is sometimes called the "emperor" of all organs for its circulation of blood and impact on emotions. Rose has a gentle tonifying effect on the Heart, helping to balance its energy, promote blood circulation and promote cardiovascular health.

Also because of Rose's ability to promote Qi and blood circulation, it can be used in formulas to relieve menstrual disorders such as irregular periods and abdominal pain. Remember that no one should have to suffer a painful period.

An oil dropper being applied to a hand.

Additionally, improved blood circulation may also promote a healthy complexion. Rose Otto is widely used in skincare products due to its moisturising, toning, and rejuvenating properties. It helps balance and hydrate the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and scars. Rose Otto is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and mature skin.

The aroma of Rose Otto can have a profound impact on emotions too. Life in general can be emotionally and physically demanding, especially whilst on a fertility journey. Rose Otto can help uplift the spirits and reduce feelings of stress and depression. This increased relaxation can also help benefit your sleep quality which can positively impact fertility and all areas of life.

Bottle of Laura Bicker "Down" Essential Oil blend.

Down Blended for a Calmer You.

Although Rose Otto is very expensive, the Laura Bicker "Down" Essential Oil blend is handmade with no expense spared. Currently, I use organic Rose Otto oil from Turkey hand-picked at dawn when the fragrance is at its best. If you are interested in the relaxing and nourishing properties of Rose Otto, click the button below to see more.

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