Pure rose oil is derived from the Damask rose. This is a small shrub with beautiful flowers and thorny stems that originates from Damascus in Syria. This oil has a very labour-intensive production process. The workers are out in the fields harvesting the Rosa damascena blooms well before dawn. It takes over 10,000 of these freshly picked blossoms to create just one 5 ml bottle of the essential oil. Additionally, since the rose petals are delicate, the distillation process must occur immediately on the same day as harvesting. However, all of this work is well worth it, as it creates a sweet, floral oil that is beautiful and uplifting. You can apply it topically as part of your daily skincare routine. In fact, rose oil can help to balance skin moisture levels and reduce the appearance of any skin imperfections to promote healthy-looking skin.