Rose Otto, Turkey
- Botanical Name: Rosa damascena
- Origin: Turkey
- Process: Steam Distilled Essential Oil
- Plant Part: Flowers
- Cultivation: Cultivated
- Use: Aromatherapy / Natural Perfumery / Personal Care Products
- Note: Middle Note
- Aroma: Fresh, softly sweet, wild rose-type of aroma with subtle green and spicy notes.
- Contraindications: Dilute prior to use.
- Certificate of Analysis
Bulgarian rose Otto Essential Oil - Organic
Our Turkish Rose Otto has a unique, almost wild rose-type of aroma, with its tangy green/spicy notes and soft, fresh scent. It is economically priced, too, so that it can be incorporated into many formulas and for a wide range of uses. By offering this more affordable Rose Otto, we hope to make it more accessible to as many of you as possible in order for you to experience this remarkable essence so renowned for its profound healing effects and harmonizing properties for the body, mind and soul. Enjoy!
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
Known as the oil of love, rose oil has a deep psychological effect as it encourages opening of the heart while soothing the emotions, being especially useful for anxiety and depression. In the words of Gabriel Mojay, “[t]he compassion of the flower is revealed through its ability to heal emotional wounds. . . rose oil can touch the deepest despair, restoring the trust that makes it possible to love again.”
Aromatic Profile: Fresh, softly sweet, wild rose-type of aroma with subtle green and spicy notes.
Appearance: Pale yellow mobile liquid at temperatures above 70 degrees F. This oil 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, but rather verifies that it is a true rose otto. By gently rolling the bottle between your hands, the oil will soon warm and return to a completely liquid state.
Use: Aromatherapy / Natural perfumery / Personal Care Products
Blending Suggestions: Add drop by drop to your perfume blends until the desired effect is achieved. 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” and adding “lift” to blends.
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 Otto, Turkey
- Love at first smell... Review by Sky Prince
- I'm a rose addict. I've tried many kinds of rose ottos and this is one of my favorites among all. It's very suitable for blending and even for wearing by itself. Even though Bulgarian is considered superior most of the time, this Turkish rose otto is more acceptable to my nose. It does not have any hursh notes. Instead it's more citrusy and a bit lemony. The color is in the whiter side than pale yellow. It is so calming and soothing. Perfect for your beauty receipes. I think this oil is a little gem waiting to be discovered. Finally, Eden Botanical's price is hard to beat for such a lovely rose otto. I'm a huge fan. (Posted on 2/16/13)