My daughter and I decided yesterday that Valentine’s Day is our absolute favorite holiday – celebrating love in all it’s forms with chocolate and roses - what’s not to love?! And speaking of roses they’re also one of my favorite skincare ingredients for their long-lasting hydration and radiance boosting properties. Like rose colored glasses Osmia’s Nectar Vital Rose Drops adds a touch of magic to your other skincare products, and with just 8 natural and organic ingredients like rose otto, safflower, argan, prickly pear, and pumpkin seed oils it’s a clean and effective way to enhance your skincare regimen – especially in the winter when your skin needs a little TLC! Even the scent, a blend of organic rose otto essential oil, wild, Australian sandalwood essential oil, and jasmine is designed to soothe anxiety and open the heart!
Osmia founder, Dr. Sarah Villafranco shared some insight into Rosa damascena (rose essential oil) that I thought was so profoundly appropriate for the unsettled times we are living in and really for anyone trying to move through sadness in their lives.
"Rose is used to help treat dysmenorrhea in women (painful menstruation), as well as infertility in women and men. It is an aphrodisiac oil – a drop on the collar bones can stimulate sensuality in the wearer and anyone in sniffing range. Rose has long been used to treat conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, and grief. It is especially useful in helping people move through states of trauma, allowing them to open to and finally release from sadness."
As you can tell I’ve quickly fallen in love with it and Osmia was kind enough to partner with me on a giveaway – head over to my Instagram page to learn more!