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Rose Hydrosol / Rose Water

Rose Hydrosol smells much more like a diluted version of its corresponding essential oil and more like a true rose than a number of other hydrosols. It is beautifully floral and slightly sweet.

Botanical Name: Rosa damascena

Aromatic Strength: Medium

Shelf Life: Up to 2 years if stored properly (refrigeration is recommended).

Reported Properties, Uses and Applications: Suzanne Catty reports that Rose Hydrosol is mildly astringent and acts as a humectant (attracts moisture) thus being helpful for many skin types including dry, fragile, sensitive and aging skin. Catty recommends Rose Hydrosol for those with environmental or chemical sensitivities. Emotionally and spiritually, Catty mentions that Rose Hydrosol "promotes balance, aids emotional processing, and supports you in decision making and the completion of projects." [Suzanne Catty, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2001), 123.]

Len and Shirley Price report that the Rose Hydrosol that they analyzed consists of 32-66% alcohols, 8-9% esters and 5-6% aldehydes and possesses the following properties: "antifungal, antiinfectious, antiinflammatory, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, balancing, calming, cicatrizant, circulatory (hypotensor), decongestant, febrifuge, stimulating, uplifting." [Len Price and Shirley Price, Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals (London: Churchill Livingstone, 2004), 135.]

Jeanne Rose adds that Rose Hydrosol acts as an aphrodisiac and eases nervousness and mental strain. [Jeanne Rose, 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols (Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd, 1999), 171.]

Safety Information: Read AromaWeb's Hydrosol Safety Guidelines.


Helpful Sources of Information About Rose Hydrosol:

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Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy
Author: Suzanne Catty
Publisher: Healing Arts Press
Copyright: 2001
ISBN: 0892819464 / 978-0892819461
Pages: 352

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Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals
Author: Len Price and Shirley Price
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Copyright: 2004
ISBN: 0443073163 / 978-0443073168
Pages: 300

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375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols
Author: Jeanne Rose

Publisher: Frog, Ltd.
Copyright: 1999
ISBN: 1883319897 / 978-1883319892
Pages: 252

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Essential Waters: Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters
Author: Marge Clark
Publisher: Nature's Gift, Inc.
Copyright: 2014
ASIN: B00LDBDBCY (Kindle eBook)
Pages: 57 (Estimated)

Disclaimer: The hydrosol information and safety precautions provided within this area are intended for educational purposes only. The data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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