The aroma is very close to a true rose aroma.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Fractionated Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera), Rose Flower Absolute (Rosa centifolia), Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), Rose (Rosa damascena), Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata), May Chang (Litsea cubeba), Clove Stem (Eugenia caryophyllata), Osmanthus Flower Absolute (Osmanthus fragrans)
Children? Not recommended for children under 2 due to potential skin irritation issues with Ylang Ylang and Clove Stem.
Pregnancy/Lactation? Tisserand/Young don't mention anything specific to pregnancy or breastfeeding. See Safety information below.
Briar Rose is uplifting, relaxing, calming and eases tension. When used as an after shower moisturizing oils, it can be a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night’s rest.
Application Suggestions (See Essential Oil Usage for more information and a dilution chart)
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil and apply as desired. Maximum dermal use level is 0.6%.
Inhalation: Diffuse; directly inhale
1. Briar Rose has a lovely fragrance. I read the label that it was great for skin conditions, and I had a skin tag on my neck that had become inflamed because of the seat belt in my car. I dabbed a little on it a couple times that day and the pain left. The next day I dabbed a little more on a couple of times, and it was much smaller. By the fourth day it was completely gone! Thank you! - Sue
2. The Briar Rose is heavenly. The smell is so intoxicating! - Mario
3. Briar Rose smells just like rose, but at a fraction of the cost! We love this one. It can easily be worn as perfume and it really relaxes anyone who smells it. I find that people like to hang out by me to enjoy it. Not only is it nice smelling, but it is great for anyone who is grieving a loss of any sort. - Sandy
Ylang Ylang Dermal Caution: Due to potential skin sensitization issues, the maximum dermal use level should be 0.8% to avoid these issues. Use sparingly if you have low blood pressure.
Clove Stem Drug interaction Caution (oral): anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia and other bleeding disorders (Tisserand p. 255). Tisserand notes that "since eugenol significantly inhibits human MAO-A (Tao et al 2005), oral doses of eugenol-rich essential oils may interact with pethidine, indirect sympathomimetics, MAOIs or SSRIs."
Dermal Caution: Hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin, children under 2 years of age. Repeated use can result in contact sensitization. Maximum dermal use level should be 0.6%. Skin test for sensitivity.
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil." We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK 2nd Edition 2014, pages 257, 476-480.