Research and personal experiences tell us that rose oil can improve acne, balance hormones, relieve anxiety, improve depression, reduce rosacea and naturally increase libido.
The journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice recently published a study that set out to prove these types of natural reactions to rose aromatherapy clinically. With a subject group of 28 postpartum women, the researchers separated them into two groups: one who would be treated with 15-minute sessions of a 2.5 percent solution of rose & lavender aromatherapy twice a week for four weeks, and a control group.
Their results were quite remarkable. Not only was it discovered that the women experienced a significant decrease in postpardom depression scores, they also reported marked improvement in general anxiety disorder!
TIP: If you are having an anxiety filled day, put 5 drops of lavender and 5 drops of rose into your diffuser next to your bed at night. This will let you have a good nights sleep as well as waking up refreshed in the morning.