The Rose is such a versatile flower. It can be used to make tea, rose water, oils, soaps and healing balms. Rose petals are very popular in spell work and rituals too. Most practitioners use Rose petals for love, romance, attraction and fertility spells as well as in general sex magick. However, the other, less well-known uses for the rose are banishing, protection and healing. The thorns of a rose are symbolic and offer fantastic spiritual and energetic protection against harmful or negative entities. Rose petals contain polyphenols, antioxidants that work to protect the body from cell damage. The polyphenols in rose tea have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cognitive diseases.