The Greek poet Sappho in the 6th century BC described Rose as being the 'Queen of the Flowers'.
Rose Otto is one of the most complex essential oils known. It contains more than 300 chemical compounds, of which the greater part is still unidentified.
It takes around 10,000 lbs of rose petals to distil one pound of oil.
Source: Rosa damascena is grown in Bulgaria.
Extraction: Rose Otto Absolute Oil is solvent extracted from the flowers of the plant.
Aroma: Rose Otto Absolute Oil has a very rich, deep, spicy floral scent.
Fragrance note: Middle.
Properties: Rose Otto Absolute Oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, deodorant, disinfectant, diuretic, stomachic and tonic.
Rose Otto Absolute Oil is especially good used in skin preparations for dry, mature and sensitive skin. The uplifting and spirit balancing aroma makes it excellent for use in meditation.
Uses: Massage, baths, vaporization and may be added to base emollients. It is an ingredient in high-class perfumery and may also be used to fragrance candles, potpourri and room fresheners.
Blends well with: Benzoin, Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Fennel, Geranium, Ginger, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang and Vetiver.
Caution: Always dilute Rose Otto Absolute Oil to 5% or less in a carrier oil before applying to the skin.