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The Medicinal Rose - Blog 21

The Medicinal Rose - Blog 21

 

Roses have been successfully used in healing for many centuries. Rose oil has a harmonizing effect on the psyche and immune system. It balances the emotions and regulates immune response. If the emotional nature is oversensitive or non responsive, rose oil brings into balance. The immune response can also be overactive, or autoimmune, and /or under reactive, leading to poor resistance and viral or bacterial invasion. Rose oil acts as a relaxing tonic, reducing infection and viral complaints.

            Rose is known to reduce or heal an outbreak of shingles in days. A pure rose oil or absolute is applied topically to shingles twice daily undiluted. The aroma will also reduce tension caused by pain.

            I use rose oil in over 22 blends in private practice and as complimentary therapy in hospitals. The blends reduce nausea, anxiety, depression, and pain, as well as keeping maternity patients balanced and happy as they await a joyous arrival. Rose oil blends well with any essential oils without overpowering a blend. I used rose oil to anoint my mother as she passed to the other side. As a room spray, rose oil kept all of us calm and patient Rose oil blends helped alleviate grief and depression as I continued without her.

            Women appreciate rose oil as a hormone regulator. It alleviates occasional depression, mood swings, angry outburst, and the bloated feeling associated with the menstrual cycle. Rose naturally strengthens the uterus to prepare women for pregnancy.

 

To Alleviate Cramping

In 2 ounces of carrier oil, add:

10 drops Rose Oil

1 drop Clary Sage

4 drops Roman Chamomile

1 drop Angelica root

Bottle in dark glass and a screw cap for several days before messaging the pelvic and abdominal area to alleviate cramping. Repeat every 30 minutes until symptoms abate.

 

To Alleviate Heavy Menses

In 2 ounces of carrier oil add:

5 drops Rose, increase up to 10 drops for a dominant rose scent.

5 drops Cypress

3 drops Sandalwood

1 drop Yarrow oil

Bottle in dark glass with a screw cap. Allow curing at least 3 hours before messaging the abdomen and pelvis. Repeat every 15 to 30 minutes until flow decreases. Do not drink chamomile or ginger teas.

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Delayed or Missed Menses

In 2 ounces of carrier oil add:

6 drops of Rose

1 drop of Basil

1 drop of Fennel seed

3 drops Coriander seed

Bottle in dark glass with a screw cap. Allow curing at least 24 hours before messaging the pelvis and abdominal area 2 times daily. Do not use if pregnancy is a possibility.

 

For Irregular Menses

In 2 ounces of carrier oil add:

10 drops Rose

3 drops Geranium

1 drop Fennel

1 drop Rosewood

Bottle in dark glass with a screw cap. Allow curing at least 3 days before messaging the pelvis everyday. It can take 3 months to achieve balance.

 

Mood Swings and PMS depression

In 1 ounce of carrier oil add:

5 drops Rose

3 drops Bergamot

5 drops Ylang ylang extra or absolute (the absolute aroma is stronger)

1 drop Pink Grapefruit (Citrus deucumana)

2 drops Peru Balsamar or Tonka bean

Bottle in dark glass with a screw cap. Allow curing at least 1 hour, up to 3 days. Massage on neck, throat, and sternum (upper chest). It is best to have this blend ready and available when needed. It can be worn everyday or as needed. This blend also helps post partum depression. Always get the physician’s approval as applicable.

 

Occasional Depression in Men

In 1 ounce of carrier oil add:

6 drops Rose

1 drop Patchouli

1 drop Pink Grapefruit or Bergamot (both appear to stimulate serotonin) Bottle in dark glass and cap. Cure 3 hours or more and massage on face, neck, and chest.

 

Mood Swings for Men

 

Oh, yes, men have mood swings. It’s alright to offer this simple solution. The following aromas are very balancing.

 

In 1 ounce of carrier oil add:

5 drops Rose

3 drops Ylang ylang extra or absolute

3 drops Tonka bean(Dipterix odorata)

Note: 1 drop of Angelica root may be added to increase stamina, grounding “earth” energy; reducing weakness and indecision. The aroma is very strong. Only use 1 drop to prevent overwhelming the other lighter aromas in this blend. Readjust the blend by adding more rose if necessary. Bottle in dark glass with a screw cap. Cure 3 hours or longer before messaging neck, face, and chest.

 

Tension Headaches

Use this blend to reduce tension in the face, neck, and shoulders, or when a tension related headache occurs.

In 1 ounce of carrier oil add:

6 drops Ylang ylang extra or absolute0extra is very sweet and lighter than the absolute).

4 drops Rose

1 drop Lemon grass, or Litsea culeba for a hint of lemon aroma.

2 drops Lavender

2 drops Candalwood(to harmonize the blend, and as a fixative).

Bottle in dark glass with a screw cap. Allow cure 3 hours to 3 days. Message onto neck, shoulders, temples, and forehead.

  • judy griffin
  • AromatherapyEssential OilsHow 2......Herbal RecipesPetite Fleur Essences; Essential Oils; Herbal TincturesRose OilRose Oil Skincare