Rose Otto, Bulgaria - Organic
- Botanical Name: Rosa damascena
- Origin: Bulgaria
- Process: Steam Distilled Essential Oil
- Plant Part: Flowers
- Cultivation: Cultivated, Certified Organic (NOP, EU)
- Use: Aromatherapy / Natural Perfumery
- Note: Middle Note
- Aroma: Extremely complex, sweet and full-bodied, a fine quality oil from the region best known for producing the world’s most premium roses.
- Certificate of Analysis
Bulgarian rose Otto Essential Oil - Organic
Our organic Bulgarian Rose Otto is a very good quality Rose Otto from the world's premier rose producing region. This Rose oil is equally great for body care, aromatherapy and perfumery. It is fresh, warm, deeply floral and rich with hints of fruit and faint pepper undertones - a truly sublime Rose Otto and the finest we have ever carried.
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 AD, although ancient drawings show primitive stills as far back as 10,000 BC.
Our Rose Otto oil is a pale yellow liquid that will form (as do all true steam distilled Rose oils) white or colorless crystals of one of its components - stearopten - at a temperature below 70 degrees Fahrenheit; the oil will solidify into a thin paste-like mass at even cooler temperatures. This does not alter the quality of the oil. By gently rolling the bottle between your hands, the oil will soon warm and return to a completely liquid state.
There is perhaps no better essential oil for women and men than Rose oil for use in treating conditions of the reproductive system. 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.
In perfumery, Rose Otto is more potent than rose absolutes, so you can use a smaller amount to achieve the same level of odor intensity. According to Steffen Arctander, even trace amounts (fractions of one percent) of Rose Otto in many types of perfume blends can do wonders. In fact, we suggest that care must be taken not to use too much, as it can overpower a formula. Happily, Rose Otto combines well with many other essential oils and is useful for "rounding off" blends.
Aromatherapy Uses: Antidepressant, antibacterial, antiviral, astringent, aphrodisiac, sedative, appetite regulator, tonic for the heart, liver, stomach and uterus.
Perfumery Uses: The oil of love, deep psychological effect, encourages opening of the heart, soothes the emotions.
- LOVE Review by peonies4c
- I absolutely love this rose. It is a sweet rose that is reminiscent of earth, honey, roses and dew. LOVE. (Posted on 5/25/13)
- Not quite a rose smell... Review by Anna Renaud
I received a set of rose test vials and I'm quite astonished. The rose oil doesnt really smell of rose.
I got a few vials of rose from Turkey that I got there and this oil is a flower, light-headed but strong smell.
The rose oil proposed by Eden Botanicals is nothing alike. Rather rough, heavy smell that I could espect from an absolute/CO2 extract than any essential oil.
Frankly, I'm not impressed :( (Posted on 5/11/13)
- Spicy, rosy, diffusive Review by BShea
- Bulgarian Rose Otto; I'm not sure I'm big on this one. It smells basically rosy (of course) but there is a quality to it that really reminds me of ginger. My love of spices would find my ambivalence to this oil surprising, but I feel if I want ginger, I would use ginger. I like my Turkish otto SO much more; rosy, vibrant, fresh and fruity and very diffusive. This is not terrible, by far, but compared to other roses, it's not my favorite. It is colorless, which might be an advantage if color is a concern in a blend(I've been wanting to make perfumes colored blue, aqua, pink, magenta, or purple using natural colorings). Of course the spiciness I find in this would go good with spices, of course, but citruses would go well with this too. (Posted on 2/27/13)
- A worthy indulgence Review by Carol
- I was so eager to smell this rose otto sample that I couldn't wat to get it onto a test strip and wafted the open vial under my nose. Didn't care for it, but I put a drop on a strip, sealed it away, and returned later, knowing I wouldn't be disappointed. Sure enough, I *loved* it...such a beautiful, complex aroma, as advertised. (Posted on 2/25/13)
- Divine Review by Ginger
- This rose is so spectacular that I am using it internally. It raises my frequency and vibration instantly, awaking the body on a cellular level. What a gift! (Posted on 2/14/13)