Rose de Mai Organic Extract
- Botanical Name: Rosa centifolia
- Origin: Egypt
- Process: Organic Extract
- Plant Part: Flowers
- Cultivation: Cultivated, Certified Organic (NOP), Kosher Certified
- Use: Aromatherapy / Natural Perfumery
- Note: Middle Note
- Aroma: Rich, clear, sweet rose, with very fresh green undertones, extremely refined. Suitable for both therapeutic and perfumery applications.
- Contraindications: Dilute prior to use.
- Certificate of Analysis
Rose de Mai Organic Extract
Our Organic Rose de Mai Extract is softer and gentler than Rose de Mai Absolute and is extracted using benign solvents (no hexane) which renders the final extract Certified Organic (NOP) and Kosher Certified. This oil is completely mobile, and has an astounding and exquisite aroma! Because it is certified organic, our Rose de Mai Organic Extract can be used for aromatherapy as well as high-end natural perfumery. However, its best use may very well be for therapeutic and cosmetic/personal care applications as well as esoteric anointing. It is not as strong an aroma as either a Rose Absolute or a Rose Otto. However, it is more bio-available and gentler in its action – meaning that it can be used neat or at high dilutions. Extremely beautiful and highly recommended.
For its perfume, the rose reigns supreme amongst the flowers of the world. Homer and Pliny, Ovid and Virgil refer especially to the rose being esteemed more for its perfume than for its beauty, writes Roy Genders. Jeanne Rose states that the first distillation of rose oil was probably by the Arabs in 500 CE, although ancient drawings show primitive stills as far back as 10,000 BCE. In its more recent history, we have the conquering Turks to thank for introducing the rose to Bulgaria in the 1600s.
There is perhaps no better essential oil for women and men than Rose oil for use in treating conditions of the reproductive system.1 It is highly valued in formulas for mature, dry and sensitive skin, and its tonic action on the heart appears to help relieve cardiac congestion, improve sluggish circulation, and tone the capillaries.2 Other attributes of Rose oil are: antidepressant, antibacterial, antiviral, astringent, aphrodisiac, appetite regulator, sedative, and tonic for the liver, stomach, uterus, and nervous system.3,4,5
Aromatic Profile: Rich, clear, sweet rose, with very fresh green undertones; extremely refined.
Appearance: Dark green, somewhat viscous liquid. At cooler temperatures, it is a viscous, molasses-like substance that is very thick and may require special use instructions to blend.
Use: Aromatherapy / Natural perfumery / Personal Care Products
Blending/Storage Suggestions: Add drop by drop to your perfume blends until the desired effect is achieved (please note: a little goes a long way). Rose de Mai Organic Extract is a bit less potent in odor strength than rose absolutes or ottos, so a larger amount may be needed to achieve the desired level of odor intensity. Please note that this extract is soluble in fixed oils only. It is not soluble in alcohol or alcohol-based perfumes. Also, this extract has a shelf life of 1-2 years when stored in a cool, dark place.
Blends Well With: Amyris, Balsam of Peru, Bergamot and most citrus oils, Beeswax, Black Pepper, Cassie, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Galbanum, Geranium, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Laurel Leaf, Lavender, Melissa, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Violet Leaf, Ylang Ylang.
Safety Considerations: Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
1 Sellar, Wanda. The Directory of Essential Oils, 1992, p. 135.
2 Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A – Z, 1988, p. 277.
3 Lawless, Julia. Aromatherapy and the Mind, 1994, p. 201.
4 Maury, M. Marguerite Maury’s Guide to Aromatherapy, 1989, p. 87.
5 Schnaubelt, Kurt. Advanced Aromatherapy – The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, 1995/1998, p. 87.
Customer Reviews for Rose de Mai Organic Extract
- Just something more . . . . Review by Elizabeth C.
- I ordered samples of many of Eden's rose oils to decide what I would like best for my work. This was by far my favorite. I can't put my finger on it, but this oil has an extra note, something that reminds me of sunlit days and happy times as a child. It's not an overbearing in-your-face rose, but a gentle note that supports and reassures, while maintaining the best of a rose essence. Divine! (Posted on 5/30/13)