This oil has long been used as an antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, cicatrisant, depurative, emenagogue, haemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervine, stomachic, and a uterineoil substance.
Rose essential oils have strong anti-viral properties that can help in fighting viral infections. Since essential oils are easily absorbed by the body, the effects are immediate. Research has also found that when rose essential oil is absorbed by the cells in the body, they acquire a special resistance against penetration of virus. There is some kind of a shield that prevents infection of the cells by the virus. Rose essential oil is also a very effective bactericide. It protects the body against bacterial attacks as well.
Rose essential oil has the astringent properties that help in curbing secretion of excessive sebum from the oil producing sebaceous glands in the skin. As a result, people with oily skin experience relief from having a greasy face. Diluted oil can be dabbed into a piece of cotton and rubbed on the face. It also acts as a cleanser and refreshes skin. Rose essential oil is also considered to be a very good toner. It helps in fighting signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. It is an excellent hydrator and moisturizer. Few drops added to facial massage creams can be very beneficial in making the skin firm and lustrous. Regular use of rose essential oil on the skin helps in reducing acne, pimples, eczema and lightens scars.