Put simply, rose essential oil contains a number of properties that help it to effectively clean and disinfect the air. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that are said to be particularly effective at relieving stress levels, which are often higher during the colder months when people spend more time indoors.
Also, rose oil is said to have a sedative effect – so using it in the home will help you calm down after a long day or keep you relaxed if you suffer from insomnia or live in an area with poor air quality.
And, for anyone living in a home with pets or sensitive family members, using rose essential oil will keep the air sweet smelling and free from pet dander and pollen. Indeed, the majority of people who use it regularly state that they can’t stand to be around any other kind of fragrance after using rose oil because it is so effective at eliminating other scents.
As the oil blends perfectly with lavender, jasmine and ylang ylang, it’s easy to create a powerful blend to use in any room of the home. However, you should be aware that rose oil is quite strong so should be used in small amounts.
Furthermore, if you’re sensitive or allergic to certain fragrances then it’s probably best to avoid this essential oil altogether. While it shouldn’t cause any adverse effects in most individuals, anyone with a sensitive respiratory system should avoid rose oil because it is said to increase mucus secretion.
Likewise, those who are breastfeeding should avoid it because it’s understood to cause uterine contractions in some individuals.
Taking all of these points into consideration, it’s clear to see why rose essential oil continues to grow in reputation for its health benefits as well its use as a home fragrance.
On a final note, while rose oil is the most popular floral scent when it comes to home fragrance, it’s not the only one you could use. Lavender, ylang ylang and lavandin are also well liked by many.
It’s worth remembering that, while many essential oils are SAFE to use around children, pregnant women and the elderly, there are different types of oils that each have different usage guidelines.
For example, while lavender oil is perfectly safe to use on newborns and children, patchouli oil is best used in adult products. Likewise, peppermint oil is safe for pregnant women but should not be used by people with certain health conditions.
In the same way, if you have any health conditions yourself then it’s always best to talk to a registered professional before choosing which oils to use in your home.