Essential Oil: Rose Otto (Rosa Damascena)
Origins: Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece
Plant Parts: steam distilled from flowers
Aroma: Heavy, floral – middle-base note
Arguably the most exquisite and luxurious of essential oils, Rose essential oil can be considered the ultimate women’s oil. It’s beautiful, floral, feminine aroma is used extensively in personal care products and its gentle, loving, nurturing properties are valued by aromatherapists and natural perfumers the world over.
The emotional and psychological benefits of rose oil are well known – it is anti-depressant, invokes feelings of wellbeing, of romance, of love and is useful for softening.
For affairs of the heart that need to be treated with the utmost gentleness – turn to rose.
In natural perfumery a little goes a long way with the versatile rose oil. It is an excellent base note, meaning that long after the fragrance of other essential oils has disappeared, a delectable hint of rose is left lingering on the skin for hours….