doTERRA Rose Essential Oil Roller with crystals

Rose essential oil, also known as Rose Otto, is known as the “Queen of Oils”.    Rose is one of the most popular oils and and most sought-after essential oils in the world.  Once you’ve tried it, it will quickly become one of your favorite essential oils.

Rose oil is highly sought after for its rich floral scent, and powerful topical and emotional benefits.

Rose is one of the most sought after floral oils.

The delicate scent of Bulgarian damask rose is indulgent and relaxing.

The blooming floral aroma is comforting and Rose oil, used topically, helps promote healthy-looking skin. 

Quick Facts about Rose Essential Oil

Rose essential oil quick facts

Primary Benefits:

  • Promotes an even skin tone and healthy complexion
  • Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections
  • Helps balance skin moisture levels
  • Emotionally uplifting
  • Support for women’s hormones


  • Add to your skincare routine
  • Apply to pulse points throughout the day
  • Apply to areas of concern on skin to help skin heal

Collection Method

Steam Distillation

Main Constituents

Citronellol, geraniol, nerol

Rose Oil Blends Well with other floral essential oils, such as Neroli oil Magnolia oil Jasmine oilLavender oil, and Geranium oil

Health Benefits of Rose Essential Oil

Rose Essential Oil has powerful health benefits that are still being discovered.

  • Rose can help promote regular ovulation, relief from from menstrual spams, cramps, and discomfort.
  • Rose can help balance hormones in both men and women.
  • Rose can help with low libido.
  • Rose can help with anxious feelings, sleeplessness, and stress.
  • Rose can help with the electrical neurotransmitters in the brain.
  • Rose has amazing benefits for our skin and is a good oil to add to your skincare routine (I love making THIS FACE SERUM that uses Rose and lavender oil)
pubmed research article shows that rose essential oil and patchouli essential article can help reduce anxiety

Pub Med research shows the “effects of fragrance inhalation rose and patchouli up to 30% reduction on sympathetic activity in normal adults”.  

In layman’s terms, that means there’s scientific research that shows the effects of rose oil can help with stress and anxious feelings.

See the full research article on the effects of Rose Oil here.

Spiritual and Emotional Benefits of Rose Essential Oil

Rose Essential Oil is known as the Oil of Divine Love.     Rose oil holds a higher vibration than any other essential oil.   It is a powerful healer of the heart. 

Rose Oil addresses the emotions of feeling constricted, heartbroken, wounded, loved, compassionate, healing, acceptance, and empathetic. 

Rose Essential Oil is known as the oil of divine love

​Oprah Winfrey once said “Seek to be whole, not perfect”.

Rose Oil can help you feel loved, restored, comforted, and accepted.

To use Rose Oil, you can simply smell Rose essential oil straight from the bottle, diffuse it, apply it over your heart and to the back of your neck or pulse points to receive the benefits this powerful oil can offer.

Where does Rose Essential Oil Come From?

Have you ever wondered how Rose essential oil is made?

doTERRA Rose Essential Oil is a true essential oil and not Rose Absolute. Rose Essential Oil is also known as Rose Otto. Rose Otto is obtained by steam distillation while Rose Absolute is made by solvent extraction and is thicker than Rose Otto.

Rose essential oil is steam distilled from Rose petals.

 Can you guess how many Rose Petals it takes to make a 5ml bottle of Rose? 

It takes an astonishing 10,000 rose blossoms to produce just 5 mL of Rose essential oil!   

Because the petals are so delicate, the steam distillation process must happen the same day that the flower is harvested.

This is the reason Rose Essential Oil is one of the pricier essential oils. In order to make it more a more affordable option for most people, in addition to the 5ml essential oil, doTERRA has packaged Rose in a pre-diluted roller that contains Rose essential oil and a carrier oil – fractionated essential oil.

doTERRA Rose contains the rare and pure Bulgarian Damask Rose essential oil, which beautifies the skin and balances emotions, making this exclusive oil a must-have for your beauty routine.  Bulgarian Damas Rose is arguably the most prized and precious oil in the world. 

There are hundreds of rose species in the world. The damask rose (Rose damascene) originates from Asia and is one of the most desirable roses, due to its superior fragrance, its scarcity, and its remarkable emotional benefits.

32 Ways to Use Rose Essential Oil

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  1. Inhale directly from the bottle to elevate mood.
  2. Apply 1-2 drops to help sooth irritated skin. 
  3. Massage into scar tissue 3x daily.
  4.  Diffuse in the morning to promote feelings of energy and vitality.
  5.  Apply to neck and wrists for a romantic personal fragrance.
  6. Combine with Hand and Body Lotion for a moisturizing application or combines well with other moisturizers to help balance moisture levels in the skin.
  7.  Diffuse to go from feeling isolated to feeling loved.
  8. Take 1 drop internally daily to help support a healthy liver.
  9. Apply a few drops topically over your abdomen to soothe monthly discomforts. 
  10. Use on areas of concern twice daily to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
  11. Apply to the palms of your hands, cup your hands over your nose, and inhale, deeply for an uplifting sensation.
  12.  Apply 1-2 drops to pulse points to boost libido. 
  13. Apply 1-2 drops over the heart to boost self esteem.
  14. Combine one to two drops with the doTERRA moisturizer of your choice and apply to the face, neck, and décolletage. 
  15. Apply to pulse points to uplift mood throughout the day.
  16. Diffuse to Promote feelings of relaxation.
  17. Combine with Lavender and FCO for a soothing massage. 
  18. Massage into body regularly to help balance hormones.
  19. Apply topically to promote an even skin tone. 
  20. Incorporate into your morning skin care routine for a healthy complexion.
  21. Apply topically to the heart chakra to promote unconditional love and acceptance.
  22. Use Rose Essential Oil to help reduce dry skin patches.
  23. Rose Quartz diffuser blend: 2 drops bergamot, 1 drop geranium, 1 drop grapefruit, 1 drop ylang ylang
  24. Black Roses diffuser blend; 3 drops rose, 2 drops black pepper, 1 drop bergamot
  25.  Euphoria diffuser blend: 5 drops rose, 2 drops ylang ylang 
  26. Pink Roses diffuser blend: 3 drops bergamot, 3 drops rose, 1 drop geranium 
  27. Add a drop over fine lines to help reduce their appearance.
  28. Apply topically to reduce the appearance of age spots. 
  29. Diffuse throughout the day to reduce feelings of stress and anxiousness. 
  30. Apply topically to promote feelings of love and security.
  31. Use daily to boost the immune system. 
  32. Apply to the brain base to promote healthy brain function and activity.
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Rose Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

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High Vibrations

  • 3 drops Rose
  • 3 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Melissa


  • 2 drops Rose
  • 2 drops Ginger
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang


  • 1 drop Rose
  • 2 drops Patchouli
  • 3 drops Geranium

Roses and Sunshine

  • 2 drops Rose
  • 5 drops Lemongrass
  • 5 drops Patchouli


  • 5 drops Rose
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang

Positive Energy

  • 3 drops Rose
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Wild Orange

DIY Essential Oil Recipes using Rose Oil

DIY Rose Lip Scrub

diy recipe to make your own rose essential oil lip scrub


  • 1 Tbsp White Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Honey
  • 2 – 4 drops Rose Oil


  1. Combine all ingredients except the Rose oil and whip for approximately one minute
  2. Next, add 2 – 4 drops Rose oil and mix for one more minute.
  3. Tub onto lips and exfoliate dry, cracked skin every 3 – 5 days.
  4. Store in a glass jar.

DIY Rose Foot Cream

rose foot cream

DIY Rose Hand Soap Recipe

Rose liquid hand soap diy


1 cup distilled water

1/4 cup castille soap

1 tbsp carrier oil such as jojob oil or fractionated coconut oil

20 drops of essential oil (ex: 12 drops

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About The Author

Dawn Goehring Desert Naturals Essential Oils

Dawn Goehring

Owner / Founder of Desert Naturals

Dawn Goehring is the founder of Desert Naturals where she writes educational articles on essential oils, DIY's on natural beauty products, homemade cleaners, and provides related essential oil accessories like Planners, Journals, Trackers, tshirts, and custom made essential oil storage.

Dawn discovered essential oils about 10 years ago to support her then 4 year old son who was struggling to manage a respiratory condition. She then learned how to use essential oils for everyday natural remedies for her family, and has helped hundreds of women incorporate essential oils in their lives to live a healthier, more holistic lifestyle using natural products and essential oils.

Dawn has earned an aromatherapist degree and has earned a doTERRA essential oil specialist certification which is a fancy way of saying she has learned a lot about the chemistry of essential oils and how they work in the body.

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