Rose Otto essential oil is a beautiful soft, subtle sweet fragrance with floral top notes. Distilled from the petals of the Bulgarian rose, it is considered to be the highest quality rose available. An uplifting and nurturing oil, Rose Otto can give a feeling of happiness and well-being. It is also used in skincare and for treating female related problems.
- Latin Name
- Rosa Damascena
- Essential oil or otto by steam distillation from the fresh petals.
- Citronellol, geraniol, nerol, stearopten, phenyl ethanol, farnesol among others.
This small thorn-bearing shrub can grow up to 2 metres in height, has fragrant pink blooms and creamy-white hairy leaves.
NOTE: The sign of a true Rose Otto is that it will crystallize if it drops much below room temperature, this is perfectly natural and the normal behaviour of the true Rose Otto oil (which is steam distilled). This does not apply to Rose Absolute oils.
The rose is well known for its healing virtures and was used for a wide range of complaints such as menstrual problems, headaches, nervous tension, liver congestion, poor circulation, fever and skin infections to name a few.