Rose Otto Essential Oil (rose oil or attar of rose) is steam distilled from the flower of the plant.
Rose Absolute is extracted through a solvent method and can contain chemical constituents, therefore it is not considered therapeutic grade. It is of lesser quality and therefore used primarily by the perfume industry.
The process in which rose otto essential oil is obtained is a two part process, and is very costly compared to obtaining the absolute.
Because of the popularity of rose and the cost of obtaining the oil it is often highly adulterated! Just to give you an idea on the cost of the oil and the volume of roses required to produce the oil, I have listed some figures below:
So as you can see producing pure rose otto essential oil is extremely expensive! To compensate, companies will use a less expensive extraction process (absolute) or will adulterate the oil.
Rose oil is commonly adulterated with Geranium essential oil or Palmarosa essential oil because they have a similar aroma.
Seeing things in terms of dollars and cents always makes things a bit clearer. And as I have said many times if you want healing results, you need therapeutic oil!
And that does come with a cost associated with it. If your rose oil is less than $175 for 5 ml than you should be seriously questioning whether your oil is pure or suitable for therapeutic work!
Rose oil has been used for menstrual conditions, digestive problems and poor circulation for thousands of years. And of course, for perfume and incense as well.
Because rose can be applied NEAT (undiluted) it is excellent for any type of skin type including dry or inflamed skin. And you will see it in many skin care products. It will also help to restore moisture balance and diminish broken capillaries.
Rose otto essential oil is included in many professionally made blends because of its diversity. From alleviating stress to moisturizing skin, rose is a welcome oil.
My favorite blends that contain rose are Forgiveness Joy, Gentle Baby and White Angelica essential oil blends. I use all of them in my daily life as well as at the barn.
I designed this section so you could use it as a fun and easy reference guide. It will tell you how to use your oil and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun tips, testimonials and oil trivia!
As I receive new tips and testimonials they will be added to the page, so check back often!
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What is the Genus Species? Rosa danascena
Why is this information important? There are several species of rose that are grown in different parts of the world including Bulgaria, Turkey and Morocco.
The Moroccan species (Rosa cenfifolia) is very high in phenyl ethanol while the Bulgarian species contain a high level of citronellol. They both have different aromas and healing properties so make sure you know your genus species, extraction process and your supplier!
Where is the name derived from? Rose (rosa) comes from a Greek word “rodan” meaning “red”.
Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Flower
What is the ORAC Value? 160,400 µTE/100g
Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,400; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that rose was contained in many of Cleopatra’s cosmetics?
What are the Plant Properties? Anti-infectious, natural anti-inflammatory, relaxant, antihemmorrhaging, antiulcer, scar reducing, and aphrodisiac.
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Rose Otto Essential Oil? Anxiety, hypertension, viral infections (herpes simples), bronchitis, skin conditions (eczema, scaring, wrinkles, restores moisture balance, all skin types, dry or inflamed skin), menstrual problems, digestive problems, liver congestion, eye infections, headaches, sprains, tuberculosis and wounds.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its sweet and floral aroma makes it uplifting and stimulating to the mind.
What is the Spiritual Influence? This oil has been used for emotional balance for hundreds of years. It is primarily used to open the heart chakra so one can experience unconditional love through relationships. This includes relationships with our selves, our partner, our work and the divine.
Using rose even in small amounts can help us release fears associated with intimacy, trust and possessiveness. It will also integrate our male and female energies which are key to becoming “whole” and balanced.
What Chakra is Affected? The heart and crown chakras expand.
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Red and pink.
How do I use it?
Use NEAT (undiluted). Then,
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No
Can this oil be used for Animals? Absolutely, dogs and horses love this oil! But I have to tell you with the high price tag, I tend to use professionally made blends with rose as an ingredient.
Most of the blends I use are for emotional release or well being, so rose as an ingredient creates a synergistic effect or a better result anyway!
My favorite blends that contain Rose that I use with animals frequently are Trauma Life, Joy and SARA essential oils. Use Trauma Life for shock, calming and emergencies.
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Pine and citrus products and oils in particular. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils when wanting healing results! Rose has no known contraindications. It is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS).
Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that the rose was called “the queen of flowers” by the Ancient Greek poet Saphho?
Did you know that the color of rose was said to come from the blood of Adonis? Adonis was a Semitic God (later Greek) and was the god of vegetation!
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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User
Place rose otto essential oil over your heart to keep your heart open to romance and new adventures!
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