Precautions for use
Dilution: Essential oils are highly concentrated and potent, so it's crucial to dilute them before using them topically. For damask rose essential oil, a safe dilution ratio is generally 1-2% (5-10 drops per 1 ounce/30 ml of carrier oil).
Patch test: Before applying the diluted essential oil to a larger area of your skin, perform a patch test. Apply a small amount of the diluted oil to a small patch of skin (such as your forearm) and observe for any signs of irritation or allergic reactions for 24 hours.
Quality and purity: Ensure that you're using a high-quality, organic damask rose essential oil from a reputable source. Organic oils are generally considered safer as they are produced without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemicals.
Sensitivity and allergies: If you have sensitive skin or a history of allergies, exercise caution when using essential oils. Some individuals may have an adverse reaction to certain oils, even when properly diluted. Discontinue use if you experience any negative effects.
Pregnancy and medical conditions: Consult with a healthcare professional or aromatherapist before using damask rose essential oil if you are pregnant, nursing, or have any underlying medical conditions. Some oils may interact with medications or have contraindications for certain health conditions.
Storage: Essential oils should be stored in a cool, dark place, tightly sealed, and away from direct sunlight. Proper storage helps maintain their potency and extends their shelf life.
Use in moderation: Damask rose essential oil has a pleasant aroma, but it's still advisable to use it in moderation. Avoid excessive or prolonged use, as it can potentially cause skin sensitization or other adverse effects.
Phototoxicity: Damask rose essential oil is generally considered non-phototoxic. However, it's a good practice to avoid direct exposure to sunlight or UV rays on freshly applied essential oils, as some citrus-based oils can increase the risk of skin sensitivity and sunburn.
Inhalation: You can enjoy the aroma of damask rose essential oil through inhalation. Add a few drops to a diffuser or inhale the scent from a tissue or inhaler. Be cautious with the amount used and discontinue use if any respiratory irritation occurs.
A symbol of love and rebirth, present in all cultures since antiquity, this flower occupies a special place in the hearts and lives of people. Its intoxicating scent is sought after in perfumery and the low extraction yield of its essential oil makes it particularly precious. It seduces us with its ample, floral and powerful fragrance.