Rose Absolute Oil
Rose absolute oil is an essential oil extracted from rose petals through solvent extraction. Rose otto or attar of roses is essential oil extracted by steam distillation.
There are some 250 species of rose, and over 10,000 different hybrid varieties. It’s a perennial shrub or vine of the genus Rosa and the family Rosaceae.
The ancient Greeks and Romans identified the rose with their goddesses or love, Aphrodite and Venus. The rose is also often used as a symbol for the Virgin Mary. In a variety of languages rose means pink or red.
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Botanical Name - Rosa damascene
Common Method Of Extraction - Solvent extracted
Parts Used - Flower petals
Note Classification - Middle
Aroma - Rich, sweet, spicy-floral, tenacious
Largest Producing Countries - Bulgaria, Turkey, France, China, India, and Russia
Traditional Use – Rose absolute oil is used extensively in soaps, cosmetics, toiletries and perfumes of all kinds.
Properties - Antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antitubercular agent, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, choleretic, cicatrisant, depurative, emmenagogue, hemostatic, hepatic, laxative, regulator of appetite, sedative (nervous), stomachic, and tonic (heart, liver, stomach, uterus).
Benefits - Due to the solvent extraction process, absolutes are not recommended for therapeutic use. Rose absolute can be used to scent items, in diffusers, and perfumes.
Blends Well With - It blends well with most oils and is useful for ‘rounding off’ blends. Bergamot, chamomile roman, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, vetiver, and ylang ylang.
Safety Data -
Rose absolute oil
is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. This oil is for external use only. Rose absolute oil isn’t recommended for use while pregnant.
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