(DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE TREATING ANY CONDITION. THE INFORMATION BELOW SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS MEDICAL ADVICE)
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I am currently studying to become a community herbalist and have used herbs to treat minor ailments for 14 years. All information shared in these posts come from study, research and experience.
Before we get into the amazing uses of this flower, let’s go over some basic GUIDELINES as these will apply to any herb you work with:
*Prior to starting an herbal regimen, speak with a licensed *physician.
*Herbal medicines (sometimes called supplements) come in flower, capsules, tinctures and essential oils.
*Essential oils SHOULD NEVER BE INGESTED.
*Essential oils should be mixed with a carrier oil and tested on a small patch of skin to test for allergic reactions.
*Carrier oils: Coconut, almond, grapeseed, apricot, and hemp. (There are others, do your research for a complete list).
*ASK QUESTIONS IF YOU ARE UNSURE.
*The herbal market isn’t licensed by the FDA. There are excellent (and well known) herbal manufacturers online as well as brick and mortar. Read customer reviews, ask for lab results etc. The point is to make sure the products you use are safe for you, your family, and community.
Type of plant: Rose Otto, Rosa damascena
Part Used: fresh flower heads
Therapeutic Uses: cosmetics, anxiety, tension, abdominal cramps, aging skin
Blends Well With: lavender, lemongrass, basil, lemon, frankincense
Face Serum for Mature Skin
3 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
2 drops Rose Essential Oil
1 drop Roman Chamomile
Place essential and carrier oil in a 1-ounce glass bottle (essential oils can be corrosive.)
After cleaning and toning your face, place 3 drops of blend into your hands and rub gently into skin. Can be used as part of your day and evening skin care routine.
Citrus Rose Diffuser Blend
5 drops of Rose Essential Oil
5 drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil
Place the essential oils drops into an oil diffuser and relax. I have used this fragrance in candles and room sprays. The fragrance is pleasant and stimulating.
**A good essential oil starter kit if this is your first time using essential oils.
**If you’re interested in learning more about herbal medicine and health driven herbs, this book is an excellent (and affordable) read and I recommend it to all my readers.
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