Last Updated on October 9, 2020 by Novotaste
ROSE IS THE SELF-CARE SCENT TO LOOK FOR TO LIFT OUR SPIRITS IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES, ACCORDING TO AROMATHERAPISTS. WITH SEARCHES FOR POSITIVITY UP BY 200%, THIS IS HOW ROSE IS COMING TO THE RESCUE
We all know that exercise is a key player in improving low mood, but if you’re after a more luxurious mood-boosting experience, we’d like to point you in the direction of rose beauty products. “Rose is one of the most powerful oils in the aromatherapist’s palette. It has long been known for its uplifting and anti-depressant properties, making it the perfect essential oil with which to navigate an uncertain world,” says Christina Salcedas, global director of education and wellness for Aromatherapy Associates.
In these complicated and unsettling times, as a nation we’re looking for ways to add some optimism into our lives; Google has seen a 200 per cent increase in searches for positive quotes, while there’s been a 42 per cent rise in searches for positivity on Pinterest. In answer to our cries for help, Aromatherapy Associates has reimagined their rose collection with five new blissful self care treats especially for these trying times, including Shower Oil, £26, Pink Clay Mask, £40, Hand Cream, £20, Bath and Shower Oil, £49 and Triple Exfoliator for Body and Face, £38.
“Among aromatherapists, we know rose can be a wonderful support for people experiencing depression and studies have proven its efficacy to help calm anxiety,” says Jennie Pinkhart, aromatherapist and founder of stress-slaying aromatherapy brand Eve and Keel.
“The therapeutic properties of rose include antidepressant, tonic and sedative so the warming and relaxing scent can help reduce stress and tension, calm the nervous system and be uplifting when we are in need of balance, hope and feeling uplifted,” agrees aromatherapist Simone Stevens. “It’s also beautiful for all skin types, especially dry and sensitive, soothing inflammation as the colder weather creeps in, rose can be a skin saviour as well as emotionally supportive and uplifting.”