Rose otto oil comes from the Damascena rose, named after the city of Damascus. For a time the rose market was concentrated in Persia and the city of Shiraz. Recognizing its value, Ottoman merchants began searching for areas with ideal growing conditions. They settled on a mountainous region of Bulgaria that has since become known as the ‘Valley of Roses’ and gained an unshakable reputation as the finest rose oil producer in the world.
The Damascena rose is famous in cosmetics and is one of the most sought-after luxury perfume ingredients worldwide. While oils in aromatherapy and perfumatory come from the same region and have similar fresh-cut scents, the perfume industry uses rose absolute oil which goes through a solvent extraction process. Rose otto by contrast is steam distilled in a lengthy process using large quantities of roses due to the fragility of the petal.
Roses could be called the original anti-depressant. Stories claim ancient Romans and Greeks would sniff the flower to relax the mind. It has ancient connections to romance and some believe it can address issues of intimacy and short-lived relationships. It has strong anti-aging effects, and sprinkling on bedding is thought to promote healthy sleep. Today rose otto oil is thought to ease grief, open the heart and soul to love and spiritual connection, and heal wounds of the spirit. Rose otto is one of the most expensive essential oils you can purchase but is well worth its price to devotees who have experienced its legendary benefits.
Organic rose otto essential oil from Prana Organic Plant Oils is the ultimate oil for your aromatherapy collection. Like every other oil we carry this oil is undiluted and does not contain a carrier oil. It takes 60 roses to make one drop of pure rose otto. One 5 ml bottle contains the essential oil from over 10,000 roses.
- Common Name: Rose Otto
- Botanical Name: Rosa damascena
- Country of Origin: Bulgaria
- Extraction Method: Steam
- Plant Part: Flowers
Do not apply undiluted to the skin. If pregnant, breast feeding or under the care of a physician consult your doctor. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.
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