Botanical Name: Rosa Damascena
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: The rose is one of the world best known flowers - stunning and exotic in both visual appearance and aroma.
Rose oil, China is obviously not comparable to Bulgarian Otto, but the gentleness and beauty of this oil is still nothing to be ashamed of. Serious Chinese growers and artisans have managed to produce a real good value.
Otto is a Bulgarian word for "oil". used to differentiate the steam distilled from the absolute. The production of this oil is vary labor intensive; the flowers are carefully hand picked at a particular time of day, when the fragrance of the flower is at its strongest. Since the oil is steam distilled, it only contains the natural essences of the rose petals as opposed to solvent extracted that possibly contains minute amounts of hexane.
In aromatherapy the Rose Otto is more potent than the Rose Absolute, as it only needs a fraction of a percent to do wonders. The aroma of the oil grows intense as it ages if properly stored.
Rose is one of the most complex essential oils known. It contains more than 300 chemical compounds, of which the greater part is still unidentified.
Color: Pale yellow
Common Uses: Aromatherapists credit Rose Otto as having uplifting, aphrodisiac and spirit balancing properties. The pleasing aroma of Rose Otto is great for meditation. This product is very common in perfumery and aromatic industries. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a good emollient and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s excellent for skin preparation especially focusing on dry, sensitive and mature skin.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Bergamot, Chamomile Roman, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Melissa, Neroli, Patchouli, Palmarosa, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang
Aromatic Scent: A sweet rich floral aroma similar to the scent of the freshly picked flowers.
History: Turkey and Bulgaria are the biggest producers of pure rose oil, and because of their climate, the petals of the flowers do not over-produce wax. Approximately 4000 kilograms of petals are required to produce 1 kilogram of pure rose oil. The exotic nature and value were appreciated in ancient times by the Greeks, Chinese, Indians, Persians and Romans. All documentation indicates that their medical applications of the essential oil were identical to those that exist today.
Cautions: This oil should be avoided during the 1st trimester of pregnancy
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