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 / Personal Care Products
- Note: Middle Note
- Aroma: Fresh, warm, deeply floral and rich with hints of citrus zest and faint pepper undertones.
- Contraindications: Dilute prior to use.
- Certificate of Analysis
Bulgarian rose Otto Essential Oil - Organic
Our organic Bulgarian Rose Otto is a very fine quality rose otto from the region best known for producing the world’s premium roses. This Rose oil is equally great for body care, aromatherapy or perfumery. It is fresh, warm, extremely complex, sweet and full-bodied – 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 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, warm, deeply floral and rich with hints of citrus zest and faint pepper undertones; extremely complex, sweet and full-bodied.
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, Bulgaria - Organic
- Incredible Review by Asgarde
- Sweet, potent and intoxicating. Very intense and concentrated. One of the brightest roses I have ever smelled. It sparkles with berries, fruit and honey. It is a light versus a deep rose smell, but not light in strength, but weight. I'm in love with this delicious beauty. Thanks EB! (Posted on 5/23/14)
- Impression on this rose Review by Kimberly
- I tried all of the Eden Roses. Here I will note the differences. First of all, it is important, I find to not smell things for at least a day in order to really take apart the differences. At two in the morning, with no scent of food in the air, or other daily perfumes, I put a bit on different parts of my body. This rose to me is more of a honey rose. The Rose Otto White Organic was so slightly peppery, super slight, but more of bouquet of roses. The solvent extracted Rose Absolute from Morroco, to me was more heady, mature, darker, woody. (Posted on 4/26/14)
- Bulgarian rose otto Review by B
Effortless Beauty; In a bottle.
I recommend fractions of a drop in an oil burner (Think 1/3 of a drop)
To fully appreciate the indescribable, intoxicating scent complexity and sophistication nature has to offer. (Posted on 12/21/13)
- 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)