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Make Rose Petals Your New Health and Beauty Prescription

Posted Apr 06 2012 12:00pm
Written by Tera on April 6, 2012 – -

- by Liza Bliss,  intro and additions by Tera Warner

I am often fascinated by the plethora of pills and pharmaceutical “solutions” to the myriad of miserable health and beauty problems we create for ourselves. Cosmetic counters are lines with bottles and jars and potions and concoctions of one kind and another promising youth, and ageless beauty.

Prescriptions for bowels and joints and aches and pains of one kind and another ring up a veritable fortune at the pharmacy counter and yet the therapeutic, medicinal and beauty-boosting properties of the rose alone could offer a decent alternative to any of the above.

It’s not profitable to parade posters of roses on the sides of roads and city buildings. If people knew medicine was hiding in their dandelions, there would be a lot less pill prescriptions and a lot more rose bushes in the world. Read this and redefine your health and beauty paradigm:

The history of the rose.From the beginning of time, aromatics have been used in daily rituals and during religious ceremonies. Fragrance has been valued as heavenly, connecting us to the gods and uplifting our spirits. Aromatic medicine evolved from the temples of Egypt, the birthplace of medicine, perfumery, and pharmacy.

The first roses probably came from Syria to Egypt over 10,000 years ago. Is it any wonder we think of Cleopatra when we think of beauty? The Phoenician merchants exported rich scented oils and aromatic wines all over the Mediterranean. Every culture and civilization from the most primitive to the most sophisticated developed its own practice of aromatics, perfumery and cosmetics. India is probably the only place in the world where the practice was never lost. Ayurveda is the oldest continuous form of medical practice.

By the early 1900’s there were thousands of varieties being cultivated. Talk about GMO! Research was being conducted daily in Bulgaria and France where the most sought after varieties were being developed for their superior aromatics. According to the Bolivian Government and the FDA had an agreement. The United States would provide food to Bolivia and they would export rose oil to the U.S. Now that’s flower power!

Roses for health and beauty.

Why are roses used to express Love? Is it their beauty alone or could it be that they soothe hearts and emotions and balance the mind, actually help relieving depression? The rose is a symbol of femininity and simultaneously achievement, completion and perfection. In alchemical principles the red rose is regarded as a masculine, active principle, where the white rose represents the feminine, receptive principle. The combination of both, symbolize unity.

Wild Rose is used as a cure for apathy  in the Bach Flower Remedies, and prescribed for people who have given up trying to solve problems in their lives. Here are a few more of the more subtle/energetic properties of rose:

  • Rose Oil boosts self esteem, confidence, hope and mental strength.
  • It efficiently fights depression.
  • It invokes positive thoughts, spiritualism and feelings of joy, happiness and hope.
  • Everybody knows how roses are indispensable in romance. The very scent of it can arouse you. It boosts up libido and invokes romantic feelings which are essentials for satisfying sex.
  • Its aroma keeps you charged and feeling happy.
  • It restores hope, optimism and enthusiasm again!
  • If you ever wondered what color roses to give a person, here’s a clue:

    Red roses for  love and passion. White roses for purity, innocence and unconditional love. Rose roses for friendship, gentleness, softness and thankfulness. Yellow roses for joy and friendship. Orange roses for enthusiasm and fascination.

    And just when you might be asking “How does it get any better than that” How about that in one cup of rose hips there is more vitamin C than 60 oranges.

    Pure essential oil of rose is very expensive so be on the lookout for imposters or diluted down fragrances using artificial scents and know that ONE DROP of rose essential oil contains up to 60 roses.

    Can you imagine how it could start to influence your health and well-being when you start to anoint your skin and fill your body with the therapeutic and uplifting properties of this precious plant?

    Here are just a few of the therapeutic properties of rose essential oil:

  • Anti Spasmodic: It relieves spasm in respiratory system, intestines and muscular spasms in limbs. It also helps cure convulsions, muscle pulls, cramps and spasmodic cholera which are caused due to spasms.
  • Treats your wounds and protects them from catching infections.
  • Essential Oil of Rose protects against viral infections.
  • It is a good bactericide. It can be used in treatment of typhoid, diarrhea, cholera, food poisoning and other diseases which are caused by bacteria.
  • It can cure internal bacterial infections in colon, stomach, intestines and urinary tract as well as external infections on skin, ears, eyes and in wounds.
  • It promotes flow of bile from the gall bladder and helps regulate the acid level in the stomach as well as in the blood, thus keeping you safe from problems like acidity and acidosis.
  • It helps the scars and after marks of boils, acne and pox etc. on the skin to fade away. This includes fading of stretch marks and surgery marks, fat cracks etc. associated with pregnancy and delivery.
  • It stimulates the hormone secretions which trigger off menstruation. It also eases cramps, treats nausea, fatigue, irregular menses and reduces pains associated with menstruation.
  • It speeds up clotting or coagulation of blood and stops bleeding and can save lives of such patients.
  • It is good for liver’s health. It keeps it strong, functioning properly and protected from infections. It also treats problems like excess flow of bile and acids, ulcers etc.
  • It soothes stomach, sedates inflammations in it, helps it function properly and protects it from infections. It also protects it from ulcers which often happen due to over production of acids and their release into the stomach.
  • It acts as a tonic for the nerves. It gives them strength to bear shocks and protects them from disorders resulting from age, injuries etc.
  • It promotes circulation, takes care of the heart, reduces blood pressure and helps cure headaches, asthma, dehydration and and certain infections.
  • It can serve as a harmless and effective laxative with a beautiful smell and without any adverse side effect. It actually influences the intestinal and anal muscles to help clear bowels.
  • Roses for natural beauty.Wild roses are abundant in some areas like here in the Pacific Northwest where I live. I had been keeping an eye on some in my area so I could get the hips when just ready and infuse them into some carrier oil. I was all set to harvest that morning only to go out to my bushes and find out that the deer also had been keeping tabs on the ripeness and they got to them before I did.

    In our Be Beauty program: A 30-Day Natural Beauty Makeover, we discuss some of different ways that rose essential oil can be used in the body. Here, take a peek at a few more of the therapeutic and health-boosting properties of this exquisite essential oil:

  • It strengthens gums, hair roots, tones and lifts skin, contracts muscles, intestines and blood vessels, helps stop flow of blood from wounds and cuts by contracting the blood vessels.
  • It purifies blood by helping removal and neutralization of toxins from blood. Once your blood is purified and free of toxins, you are protected from nuisances like boils, rashes, ulcers, skin diseases etc.
  • It promotes flow of bile from the gall bladder and helps regulate the acid level in the stomach as well as in the blood, thus keeping you safe from problems like acidity and acidosis.
  • It helps the scars and after marks of boils, acne and pox etc. on the skin to fade away. This includes fading of stretch marks and surgery marks, fat cracks etc. associated with pregnancy and delivery.
  • It regulates hormone production, is one of the best oils which can give you shining, fresh and youthful skin.
  • In celebration of Rose, her oil and petals, we’ve included rose in the ingredients of our Be Beauty Kit! This kit was created as an optional kit be enjoyed in conjunction with our 30-Day Natural Beauty Makeover. You may access the kit here.

    Be You tea.Also, coming up VERY soon we’ll be making available our latest herbal tea blend, “” We got everything ready to go and shipped and will be putting them together soon. During our preparations, we’ll be making this tea available for a pre-order price of $5 off! (That’s $14.97 for an entire MONTH’s supply of drinking a pot a day! Because we’re ordering in much larger sizes now, we’ve been able to dramatically reduce our costs. Previously we sold 100g for 12$! Now we can give you over twice that much for just a few dollars more!!)

    This aromatic blend of herbs contains wild crafted and organic; nettles, oatstraw, schizandra berries, and cardamom! This a powerful beauty elixir that can steep you in the sweet reminder that beauty is YOU and your authenticity–while simultaneously nourishing completely every cell of your body!

    If you’d like to pre-order a month’s supply of this wild-crafted and organic combination of herbs CLICK HERE!

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    1. By Leah Simpson on Apr 7, 2012

      I would really like to learn more about roses, how to infuse them with carrier oils if I can buy and plant my own rose garden,exc. where can I find more info on this and other essential oils??? I am really getting into your blogs!!


    2. By Brooke on Apr 7, 2012

      I love roses soooo much! Roses make me think of femininity and beauty and happiness. At my next house (the one I’m manifesting with a lot of land), I want to have a HUGE rose garden :-)


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