Method of Extraction:Steam distillation of the fresh petals.
Deep, rich-sweet, floral aroma. Dark yellow to amber in colour.
Before an important evening out, try soaking in a tepid/warm bath containing 2 drops of Petitgrain, 2 drops of Rose Otto and 1 drop of Bergamot, all blended in a teaspoonful of Coconut oil.
Blend the following oils in 10ml of Peach Kernel oil for a delicious-smelling massage oil to help you sleep: 1 drop of Petitgrain, 2 drops of Rose Otto and 2 drops of Lavender.
Did you know?
Rose has been highly prized for centuries. There are over 10,000 types of cultivated rose, many of which are extensively used in toiletries for both men and women. It is extremely difficult to extract oil from the petals of the rose. The two main ways are first, solvent extraction of a concrete which is then produced into an absolute, and second distillation to produce an essential oil. Production of an absolute gives a better yield, but distillation gives a much finer fragrance.
Rose Otto (Otto comes from the Ottoman Empire) is the distilled oil, produced by water or steam distillation from very fresh petals. The fragility of the petals necessitates great skill in production. Absolute Aromas has selected this rose otto for its purity and quality.
Cultivation of Rosa Damascena was dominated by Bulgaria under the Ottoman Empire. When the Empire came to an end after WWI, many ethnic Turks from Bulgaris set up production of the oil in the Isparta region of Turkey. Production of the Otto is still concentrated in these 2 regions.
Specific Safety Advice:
Do not use during the first four months of pregnancy.