Rose – Aroma-trivia

Did you know…

  • Rose was the first essential oil ever distilled in Persia during the tenth century.
  • It takes approximately 5,000 to 10,000 pounds of Rose petals to make one pound of steam distilled rose oil, making it one of the most expensive oils in the world.
  • Rose comes from the Greek word “rhodon” and also comes from the Latin word for “rose”, or “rosa”.
  • Imperial Rome was passionately in love with the rose.  Venus, the Romans’ goddess of beauty and erotic love, was closely associated with this seductive blossom.  Mea rosa, or “my rose” was a term of endearment.
  • According to some myths, Venus caused the rose’s red color when she pricked her foot on the thorn of a white rose, and her blood fell upon its blossoms.  Other stories say her son, Cupid, spilled some red wine on the white rose, staining it forever.

About Aromatherapy Contessa

I love creating aromatic blends with essential oils whether for my Arlys Naturals product lines, for fun, or for customer special orders. I'm just drawn into the veil of mystery that nature has provided through these living plants, not just in their aromatic properties, but also their natural healing properties.
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2 Responses to Rose – Aroma-trivia

  1. Andrea Butje says:

    What a great post about rose with such fun facts. I just found your blog and read several older posts-and really enjoyed all of them! Thanks for the great blog!

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