Description: GRAS- The rose is one of the worlds best known flowers – stunning and exotic in both visual appearance and aroma. It takes 60,000 rose pedals to make 1 ounce of oil.
Common Uses: Rose oil has an extraordinarily complex chemistry, with over 300 known constituents. It enhances the frequency of every cell, bringing balance and harmony to the body. Is said to be anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, bactericidal (strep, staph, E. coli, anthrax, diphtheria), choleretic, diuretic, hemostatic (anti-hemorrhagic), hepatic, laxative, regulator of appetite, splenetic, nervous sedative, stomachic, tonic (heart and liver). May assist anti-hemorrhaging, anti-infectious, preventing scarring, asthma, chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, skin disease, wounds, ulcers, sprains, wrinkles, broken capillaries, aids conjunctivitis, eczema, zona (herpes, shingles), excellent for babies, radiation burns, thrush, gingivitis, revitalize and rejuvenate dry, sensitive or aging skin. Beneficial for chronic and bronchial asthma, hay fever, sore throats, sedative for contusions and sprains, poor circulation, palpitations, lowers high blood pressure, arrhythmia, cardiotonic, and lowers level of cholesterol. Assists mouth ulcers, mouth infections, gingivitis, inflamed gallbladder, liver congestion, bile stimulant, hangovers, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, aids gastro-intestinal ulcers, immune stimulant, diphtheria, urinary infections, aids irregular menstruation, period pain, aids psychological impotence, frigidity, sterility, sexual weakness in males and females (with Vitamin A). Rose is an exotic aphrodisiac, an emollient in skin care products, and a balancer of the spirit.
Blends well with: Rose Absolute generally blends well with all oils, though it works particularly well with Bergamot, German and Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Geranium, Melissa, Rosewood, Sandalwood, and Ylang-ylang.
Aromatic Scent: Rose Absolute has a very complex, sweet floral scent. Its reputation of being a must ingredient in perfumes is well deserved.
History: Bulgaria has over a 300 year tradition in essential rose oil distillation. Approximately 4000 kilograms of petals are required to produce 1 kilogram of pure rose oil. Its 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.
Cautions: It is important to note that all absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance – particularly the rare and exotic notes – becomes lost.