of Bulgarian Rose Oil
Known as the finest rose
essence or "rose otto" in the world, the Bulgarian Rose Oil has been
distilled for over 300 years.
The exact origin of the
damask rose cannot be traced however there are fossil records which show
roses have existed for millions of years. It is the oldest cultivated
European plant in the United States and has been called the Queen of Flowers
all over the world. Uses of rose oils date back to the ancient civilizations
of Persia, Asia, Greece, Rome and Egypt.
modern healing tradition of the extract of rose began in the 17th century
with the writings of English physician Nicholas Culpeper. The herbalist described
the use of red roses to strengthen the heart, its cooling and astringent
actions, and its effect on headaches and tired eyes.
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"The Bulgarian Rose Otto
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without experiencing any drowsiness. The fragrance of the rose oil is
- Janet Kan, IL
(naturopath and yoga teacher)
"....the best quality Rose Oil I've ever tried."
- Steve Jansen, Canada (aromatherapist)
"I use Bulgarian Rose
Oil when i meditate. It calms and supports my heart center, inspiring a
sense of happiness and well-being...."
- David Krise, San Francisco
"...I mix the rose oil
with sandalwood and jasmine during massages. Clients love it. Thank you for
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Rose Oil and Love Life
A Rose is Not Just a Rose
By: Sam Stevens
The rose is
perhaps one of the most powerful symbols in the metaphysical world.
It is also one of the most accessible tools that can be used for
The gift of a
rose is also one of the simplest ways to say, "I love you" without
too much hocus-pocus. The thorns on its stems represent the "prick"
of love and the overcoming of obstacles to achieve your desires. It
is the pinnacle of metaphorical purity and symbolizes completion and
The element associated with the rose is Water, so it is particularly
friendly to the astrological signs of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio.
Both Mercury and Venus rule this flower. A bath in rose petals or
rose water (which is distilled from the buds) is said to attract
love to the bathing beauty.
An ancient custom is to sprinkle the bed of newly weds with rose
petals to sweeten the initial carnal relations. In ancient
alchemical formulas the red rose is used as a masculine principle
and the rose represents the feminine or receptive principle. The
combination of the two (perhaps growing the two bushes intertwined
in the garden) represents harmony and unity.
Rose oil, which is extracted through a rather expensive process from
the petals of the flower, is also prominent in both love and healing
rituals. When applied the temples the oil is said to cure a
headache. When applied to the thighs or breasts it is supposed to
attract a suitor. As an essential oil, the rose's essence is thought
to relieve depression, PMS and postnatal depression.
It is also said to cure frigidity and impotence. Bach's Herbal
Remedies makes a distillation of the Wild Rose.
Taking drops of this under your tongue is thought to help the
patient free themselves from a rut or feelings of hopelessness and
being trapped by fate. Rose water is used in cooking spells and
added to curries and cake mixes to infuse the dish with good spirits
and love attracting qualities. The water is also splashed on the
skin (but not around the eyes) to give you a complexion as dewy as
The rose historically also symbolizes the female genitalia and is
associated with Cupid, Eros, Adonis, Aphrodite, Isis, Hathor, and
Demeter. Rose water and rose petals are often used in magical
rituals to honor these gods and goddesses.
Although red roses are traditionally seen as symbols of lust, love
and the flower also has a long association with such qualities as
purity, compassion and divine perfection. The white rose in
particular has an affinity with the Virgin Mary and the Holy Spirit.
The color of the rose is also significant. Red roses symbolize love,
sex and passion. Pink roses suggest friendship, joy, gratitude and
fun. Yellow roses can symbolize enthusiasm, but according to some
folklore, the yellow rose can symbolize deception or "the perfect
crime." Orange roses signify enthusiasm, passion and a lust for
life. White roses are symbolic of significant landmarks in life
(such as death, birth and marriage), unconditional love, purity and
The flower is not the only part of the rose that is used in
divination and magic. To discover their romantic future, women used
to take pluck three green rose leaves and name one after each of
their suitors. The one that stayed green the longest was her
soulmate. Rose hips can be strung like beads on a thread and worn as
a necklace to attract love. Drinking rose-hip tea is thought to
increase one's powers of prophecy.
Ironically, for a flower that is often given as a gift, the most
powerful roses are said to be those that have been stolen from
another person's garden.
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