NOTE: This product is for final sale (non-refundable) and will be discontinued once out of stock.
Botanical Name: Rosa Damascena p. Mill
Plant Part: Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A pale yellow liquid or paste.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a strong aroma, Rose has a rich, sweet floral aroma close to the scent of the freshly picked flowers. Turkey and Bulgaria are the biggest producers of pure rose oil, and because of their climate, the petals of the flowers do not over-produce wax. Approximately 4000 kilograms of petals are required to produce 1 kilogram of pure rose oil. The exotic nature and value were appreciated in ancient times by the Greeks, Chinese, Indians, Persians and Romans. All documentation indicates that their medical applications of the essential oil were identical to those that exist today.
Product Abstract: The rose is one of the world’s best known flowers, stunning and exotic in both visual appearance and aroma. Turkey and Bulgaria are currently the largest producers, and approximately 4,000 kilograms of petals are required to produce 1 kilogram of pure Rose Oil. Its value was appreciated in ancient times by the Greeks, Chinese, Indians, Persians and Romans, and the documentation indicates that the medical applications of the oil were identical to those in use today. Otto is a Bulgarian word for 'oil' used to differentiate the steam distilled essence from the absolute. Labour intensive, the flowers are carefully hand-picked at a particular time of day when the fragrance of the flower is at its strongest. Rose Otto is more potent than the Rose Absolute, and if properly stored the aroma of the oil grows more intense as it ages. Because the oil is steam distilled, it only contains the natural essence of the rose petals as opposed to solvent extracted results that potentially contain minute amounts of hexane. When Rose Otto is cooled, it can congeal to the consistency of a translucent or opaque paste with white or clear crystals, but will reliquefy in a hot bath. One of the most complex essential oils, it contains more than 300 chemical compounds, of which the greater part are still unidentified. The comparison between Rose Otto and Rose Absolute is clearly seen in the content of phenyl ethyl alcohol, which is a water soluble constituent lost in the distillation process, so is negligible in the Rose Otto. This product is commonly used in perfumery, aromatherapy and cosmetics. A good emollient, it is excellent for skin preparations for dry, sensitive and mature complexions.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. It should not be used during the first trimester of pregnancy. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.
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