Benefits of Rose Infused Body Oil

Rose infused body oil


When combined with jojoba, sweet almond, pepper mint and rose hip oil rose body oil can be applied directly to the skin or added to baths in very small amounts.

When applied directly to the skin, skin care products containing rose essential oil are purported to hydrate dry skin, clear acne, reduce signs of aging, minimize the appearance of scars, and help with conditions such as eczema and rosacea.

According to aromatherapy practitioners, inhaling essential oil molecules, or absorbing essential oils through the skin, transmits messages to the limbic system—a brain region responsible for controlling emotions and influencing the nervous system.

These messages are believed to affect biological factors such as heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure, breathing, and immune function.

Rose essential oil is typically touted as an aromatherapy remedy for the following health concerns:

  • Anxiety1
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Menopausal symptoms2
  • Menstrual cramps3
  • Migraines

Health Benefits

So far, scientific support for the benefits of rose essential oil is fairly limited. Here's a look at some key findings from scientific research on the health benefits of rose essential oil:


Rose essential oil may help relieve stress, according to a 2009 study published in Natural Product Communications.4 For the study, 40 healthy volunteers absorbed either rose essential oil or a placebo through their skin.

Results revealed that those who received rose essential oil experienced a greater increase in feelings of calm and relaxation, as well as a greater decrease in breathing rate and blood pressure, compared to those who received the placebo.


A small study published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice in 2014 indicates that rose essential oil may improve sleep quality in people hospitalized in coronary care units.5

In a trial involving 60 people, those who received routine care plus rose oil aromatherapy for three subsequent nights had a better quality of sleep compared to those who received routine care.


Several preliminary studies suggest that rose essential oil may help alleviate anxiety. For example, a study published in Nephro-Urology Monthly in 2016 examined the use of aromatherapy with rose water for anxiety in hemodialysis patients and found that rose water noticeably reduced anxiety levels.1

Menstrual Cramps and Pain

When combined with other oil in a base of almond oil, rose essential oil used for abdominal massage may be effective in decreasing the severity of menstrual cramps.

In a study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2013, scientists found that women who had an abdominal massage once daily for seven days prior to menstruation using the oil blend experienced less pain (both intensity and duration) compared to the women who received a massage with almond oil alone.

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