Botanical source: Rosa damascena
Plant part used: The flower
Origin: Kazanlak valley, Bulgaria
Production: Cultivated, certified organic
Extraction method: Steam distillation of the fresh flowers
Note: Rose oil is sometimes still called 'rose otto.' 'Otto' stems from attar, meaning 'fragrance' or 'essence' in Arabic and Persian.
Note that Rose oil becomes solid at colder temperatures and may not pour properly. It will liquefy when the bottle is warmed up, e.g. with warm water in a saucepan.
Fragrance profile: Intensely honey-sweet and floral, with very faint lemony top notes
Fragrance energy: Rosy-sweet
Properties: Calming, balancing, restoring, nurturing
Chinese Medicine function: To nourish the Blood, animate the Heart and harmonize the spirit
Complimentary blending: Damask rose oil blends well with many different oils, rounding off blends nicely with its heart note when used sparingly. Especially good combinations include Rose absolute, Geranium, Rosewood, Palmarosa, Neroli, Sandalwood, Siam wood, Atlas cedarwood, Patchouli, Musk mallow
For external use only. Properly dilute all essential oils in lotion or vegetable carrier oil before massage or other topical use. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health conditions, or are taking medications, please consult your healthcare provider prior to using essential oils.