It takes bushels of Roses to make an ounce of Rose oil. Like its counterpart, Jasmine, the Rose is an expensive essence due to its extraction process.
How it is made:
Rose is one of the most useful flowers for the face. Your face is always in the wind, sun and dirt. A few drops of Rose help balance the skin on your face and keep it from aging so quickly. None of us cover our faces unless we are from the Taliban but since we are not, we need some protection from the elements that our faces are exposed to on a daily basis.
We have used Rose in several of our products and sometimes the essence comes through and you can smell the fragrance but mostly it is hidden so that other fragrances could be enjoyed.
Yet, Rose will be the hidden weapon that completes that product and make it useful and nourishing to the skin.
Rose essence could be overwhelming and overpowering, so we have learned to cut it down with other oils that will not flood the senses.
A Rose is spirited and soothing. It needs to be treated with respect and given its due respect. It is an old, tired fragrance that has upheld its own and has survived many other new fangled smells.
Take another look at the Rose and enjoy its effects and uses.