Looking for inspiration for the best gifts for the rose lover in your life? Well you’ve come to the right place. I am unabashedly, enraptured with rose scents. Rose has a rather undeserved reputation as being a bit ‘Old Lady’ but there are a million different rose scents from fresh and sweet to sensual and sizzlingly sexy.
See below for my pick of the best natural and organic rose beauty gifts. I only wish there was smellovision!
The Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir, £12
A recent discovery through Vertue Box, the Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir is an intoxicating and potent blend over 15 nourishing organic oils to beautify the hair. It includes Rose Otto essential oil, sea buckthorn and black cumin seed oil which Cleopatra was a big fan of and if it was good enough for her, well you know the score. On dry, curly hair this oil is fab at taming frizzing, a pre-poo hair treatment, adding shine or as a leave in conditioner. And my goodness the heady, spicy, is intoxicating.
Bodhi & Birch Desert Rose Facial Oil, 5ml £12/ 15ml £38
Bodhi & Birch Desert Rose facial oil (previously called Desert Rose Rejuvenating Face Oil) this is a reformulation of one of the range’s hero products, improving on what was already a gorgeous product. Desert Rose is a beautiful blend of skin rejuvenating organic oils including argan, prickly pear, starflower, rose otto as well as sandalwood and myrrh. Pause and enjoy the delightfully, rich, rosey scent as you open the bottle. Applied at night, the nourishing oil feeds the skin, leaving it feeling velvetty soft and glowing in the morning. Who doesn’t want to wake up like this.
De Mamiel Rosey Lip Balm, £13.50
De Mamiel Rosey Lip Balm is the perfect little pot of luxury to pamper the pout. The balm blended from plant oils and beeswax has a light rose scent and melts in to the lips keeping them petal soft.
Green People Damask Rose Hand Cream, £15
Green People Damask Rose Hand Cream is a special edition created for the company’s 20th anniversary. The rich, nourishing texture is perfect for softening winter worn hands with a burst of fresh English Garden rose that will have you dreaming of summer days.
Bodhi & Birch Body Oils Mini Collection, £20
Bodhi & Birch Body Oil Mini Collection is a beautifully packaged, limited edition, set of three luxurious body oils that are as pleasingly fragrant as perfume. The three oils are not all rose as sometimes a rose lover wants options. The set includes alpine Nordic White with hints of spruce, pine and sweet fennel; Chinois Blue is a sensual and complex mix of heady florals with ginger; Sicilian Rose is an uplifting mix of zesty lemon, pink pepper and of course rose. Deal alert: This set is currently free with Bodhi & Birch orders of £50 or more.
Henné Organics Rose Diamonds Lip Exfoliator, $24
Henné Organics Rose Diamonds Lip Exfoliator is the scrub every rose lover’s lips need. The liplicious, pink sugar scrub, smells like authentic rosewater scented turkish delight, which will have you licking your lips. This speedily removes dead skin, leaving lips feeling petal soft. You can read a review here.
Hutton & Lynne Citrus Rose Bath Soak, £20
Hutton & Lynne Citrus Bath Soak is an ever so pretty looking bath soak made with a balancing blend of black salt, pink Himalayan sea salt, rosewater, citrus zest and more rose petals than you can shake a stick at. The minerals in the salts alongside the gentle floral and fruity fragrance will help soothe the mind, body and soul.
RenXSilkenFavours Moroccan Rose Skincare Duo, £36
Ren gift boxes are always beautifully designed keepsakes. This year they’ve partnered with silk illustrators Silken Favours. The award-winning Moroccan Rose Skincare Duo contains a heavenly spicy rose scented Rose Otto body lotion and body wash that your body will thank you for applying.
Aesop Damascan Rose Facial Oil Treatment, 25ml, £51
Aesop Damascan Rose Facial treatment is a longtime favourite that makes a fabulous, luxury skin treat. Read a detailed review here. The delectably rosey with spice blend of plant oils and botanical extracts is bursting with nutrients and skin nourishing properties. This is one of my favourite oils to use, especially in the winter when my dry, sensitive skin is in need of extra pampering.
Jo Wood Amka Eau De Toilette, £59
Jo Wood Organics Amka eau de toilette is one of two 100% natural, 95% organic, Ecocert certified fragrances. First launched in 2008, the scents have recently been reformulated and relaunched in sexy black packaging. Amka is a gentle nuzzley fragrance that wears close to the skin with sweet smelling, Iranian rose otto melding with jasmine, zesty orange and a soft woody finish.
Empress of Roses Hamper, £250
Lola Apothecary’s Empress of Roses is the ulimate, showstopping stunning gift for the rose lover at the very top of Santa’s ‘nice’ list. The hand crafted hamper contains a cornucopia of rose items to give you multiple rosegasm. Every sense will luxuriate in the sumptous selection. Included are body oil, body soufflé, candle and perfume oil in ‘Delicate Rose’ described as a symphony of gorgeous roses laced with warm spices and uplifting citrus. The decadent ‘Queen of Roses’ rose scented bath milk made with buttermilk, cocao butter and shea butter that Cleopatra would no doubt be indulging in if she was around. There is also rose-inspired gourmet chocolate and adaptogen enriched wellness tea as well as raw honey.
So will you be getting any rose gifts this Christmas?