Rose Otto has always been expensive because of the difficulty extracting this luxurious oil from the delicate petals. About 40 tons of rose petals are needed to extract just 300g essential oil. Regardless of its price, the potency and incredible fragrance of even tiny amounts make it a sound investment especially considering that a dozen fresh Bulgarian roses costs around $75.00 these days (if you can find them locally!) and our rose otto distiller tells us approximately 25 pounds, or about 10,000 fresh roses are needed to produce 5mL of premium quality Rose Otto essential oil. Just one drop of Rose Otto essential oil is equal to the scent produced by 6 dozen roses!
One of the primary constituents of pure Rose Otto essential oil is Citronellol. Citronellol is responsible for the unique aroma we associate with roses.
Our Rose Otto pure floral organic oil can be used in any aspect of aromatherapy, in an oil warmer, or add a few drops in the bath or blended as a massage oil or cream. Rose oil is a popular perfume and is reputed an antidepressant, for calming the nerves and soothing the digestive system. It is especially beneficial for mature, dry or sensitive skin. Rose oil is also said to be beneficial for lack of confidence, is wonderfully uplifting and thought to help those who lack love in their lives.
Additional aromatherapy benefits of rose otto include relieving depression, sedative, anxiety, calming, laxative, aphrodisiac, nervous tension, increases semen count, cooling, liver, stomach, blood purifier, and spiritual love. Rose oil is used in cosmetics for broken capillaries, dry skin, eczema, herpes, mature and sensitive skin, wrinkles.
Aromatherapy use: broken capillaries, dry skin, eczema, herpes, mature and sensitive skin, wrinkles, palpitations, poor circulation, asthma, coughs, hay fever, colic, liver congestion, nausea, depression, impotence, insomnia, frigidity, headache, nervous tension and stress related complaints, irregular menstruation, leucorrhoea, menorrhagia, uterine disorders
General use: Oil diffusers, potpourri, as a blending ingredient for adding pure essential oil essence to massage oil, perfume, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap making, candle making
Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. Do not use during pregnancy.