I’ve always loved roses. The scent of a rose is one of my favorite fragrances in the world. I love taking photos of roses too. There is nothing like the delicate petals and folds of a rose, the way its held so tightly in a bud then unfurls into a blooming and fragrant flower with depths and secrets held within.
It’s been written that roses were probably the very first flower to have been distilled in Persia during the tenth century. Roses have been used throughout history for various remedies, not to mention in myths and literature, and is widely used today. There are over one hundred different types of roses in the world, maybe even more!
The sense of smell is closely connected to the part of the body that handles emotions and feelings. Roses are connected to feelings of happiness and also…seduction! Cleopatra used to seduce men with a combination of cinnamon, roses and cardamom.
I love nothing more than to get out of a warm shower and apply delicious, naturally scented products then wrap myself in a warm robe and settle down with a good book. Roses always put me in a good mood and make me feel happy. Must be that brain-emotion connection.
I’ve tried several rose products lately.
Zweena Body Care makes lovely rose argan oils for the face and body. The scent is very delicate like the rose itself, and the argan oil offers multiple benefits. I want to slather these products all over because they smell so good!
The Argan Rose Rejuvenating Facial Serum and the Pure Argan Body Oil soothes dry skin, helps fine lines plump up, prompts cell renewal, gives skin an all over radiance! The Facial Serum is not heavy at all and you only need a few drops for your whole face. I like to massage it into skin for little mini facial massage.
Zweena products contain organic ingredients, are cruelty free and do not contain any parabens, phthalates, synethetic fragrances, PEGs, SLS or any toxic chemicals! Read about Zweena and the ingredients and benefits here.
Another rosy product is the One Love Organics Rose Body Serum. Ideal for straight out of the shower when skin is still damp, this will soften skin and leave it smelling fresh and floral. But not overly so! Just right. I love that you can spray this on.
Plant based ingredients make this non toxic. Another clean product winner! Find more here.
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.