Plant part used
Fresh flower petals
Place of origin
A small prickly shrub 1-2 meters high, with very fragrant pink blooms. About 30 roses are required to make 1 drop of oil. It is believed that 4,000kg of flowers are required to yield 1 liter of Rose Otto of which 1/3 is the green essence from the first distillation and 2/3 is yellow oil coming from the second and subsequent distillations.
A pale yellow liquid with a deep, sweet, rosy-floral, tenacious odour. Rose congeals at approximately 15° C.
Method of extraction
Rose is the most complex essential oil known, with over 300 chemical compounds of which the great part is still unidentified.
Blends well with
Bergamot, German & Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Palmarosa, Rosewood, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.
Mind & Spirit – effective in all levels of life for the soul, spirit and body. Harmonizing, anti-depressive, opens the heart and soothes feelings such as anger, fear and anxiety. Rose addresses sexuality, self-nurturing and self-esteem.
Body – purifying and regulating to the female sexual organs as well as for gynecological conditions such as regulating hormones, functional infertility, uterine bleeding, strengthening the uterus, regulating menstruation and relieving cramps.
Skin & Hair – Emollient and hydrating properties as well as stimulating and antiseptic qualities make it ideal for all skin types especially mature, dry or sensitive skin.
Diluted in jojoba oil due to price and available for immediate use on the skin.