On Valentine’s Day you likely saw roses everywhere, being carried to girlfriends, wives, husbands, boothangs and loved ones across your city. But, the power of a rose can last a lot longer than a February 14th bouquet, and we’re not talking about hanging a few flowers upside down on your wall to dry. Instead, we mean rose oil.
Below, Haven Spa NYC esthetician Mariola Barczewska broke down everything you need to know about the trendy beauty ingredient. It’s time to stop and smell the rose oil.
What are the benefits of rose oil?
There are many benefits to rose oil! Benefits include helping skin heal from scars and moisturizing it, fighting inflammation, relieving stress and promoting circulation.
How can you incorporate rose oil into your routine?
You can use rose oil may different ways. Apply it directly to the skin or add a few drops to your shower gel, bath, or face cream for a hint of rose and hydration. Use it in a full body massage to reap the moisturizing benefits over your whole body. You can also apply oil to your scars when they are healing. Lastly, you can put it in a diffuser for emotional benefits.
How can you use rose oil on your face?
The oil is an anti-inflammatory agent and tissue regenerator loaded with therapeutic benefits for the skin. It not only moisturizes, but also preps the skin and makes the products last longer.
How can you use rose oil in your hair?
Mix rose oil into your shampoo—just a couple of drops will do the trick. Or, add a few drops to a spoonful coconut oil and apply to hair roots as a hydration mask for 15 minutes.
How can you use rose oil on your body?
Make a body scrub with sugar, coconut oil and a few drops of rose oil. You can use it on your lips too, which is great to do in the winter with the harsh weather.
What else can rose oil do?
Rose oil has been said to be an aphrodisiac and can evoke romantic feelings. Use it on your cuticles for hydration. There are so many ways to use rose oil and it’s gentle enough that you can experiment with it.
Shop a few rose oil products below.