Queen Rosa damascena regales us with ravishing Rose Otto Essential Oil, a gift of glorious and generous molecules for mastering skincare and igniting beauty within. This exquisite essence must not be underestimated: its opulent rosy aroma was one of the first flowers to be captured through steam distillation for all manner of beauty and body preparations. The ancient Greeks girded themselves with Rose Otto as a botanical shield, while Arab sheiks preserved the petals in protective jars to seal in their precious Rose unguents. Poets, writers, and mystics have extolled the heart-warming effects of Rose Otto, which opens the heart to loving life.
Botanical Name: Rosa damascena
Botanical Family: Rosaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Flowers
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Rosa damascena
Consistency: Thin to medium (The precious petal waxes of this exquisite oil will solidify in cool temperatures. This is also an indicator of purity).
Scent Description: Richly floral, intensely sweet, and tremendously uplifting.
In Living Libations: Happy Gum Drops, Rose Best Skin Ever, Rose Glow Serum, Rose Glow Crème, Rose Poetic Pits, Roses Shining Everywhere Petal Perfume, Ozonated Happy Gum Gel, Maiden Fern Blushing Balm, Open Sky Eye Serum, Rose Glow Lover Lips, Ruby Juice Lover Lips, Everybody Loves the Sunshine, Rose Renewal, and Rose Glow Complexion Mist. (Can you tell we just love Rose Otto for skin care?)
Blends well with: Frankincense, Grapefruit, Palo Santo, Douglas Fir, Myrrh, Ylang, Spikenard, Vanilla, Cape Chamomile, Silver Fir, Bergamot, Marjoram, and Lavender.
Uses: Sublime for skincare, superlative for softening the appearance of scars, fine lines, spots, and skin texture. Amorous in love potions. Be a bathing beauty with one drop in languid bath. Decadent in diffusion. Regal in perfume. Boosts immune.
Regal Rose Otto Essential Oil is a steam distilled divination from the Valley of Roses in Bulgaria and has been an integral ingredient in skincare preparations for centuries, including in many of our Living Libations. Beyond its angelic aroma and ethereal vibrations, Rose Otto is the most precious, sought-after, and beneficially potent oil of any rose variety. Divine grace for beauty and face, radiant rose revives every filament of our being with its elegant essence.
It takes sixty roses to make one drop of Rose Otto Essential Oil! The 'otto' in Rose Otto, refers to it being a steam distillation. This is the only type of Rose essence one wants to use in skincare. All other Rose oils are absolutes and those are best for perfumes and blends. Soothing to the heart and smoothing to the appearance of fine lines, scars and skin tone, it is a key ally in skin rejuvenation, inviting balance to body and face. The most restorative and superlative for skincare, rose otto adds resiliency to complexions.
I ask the rose, where did you get such skin?
She laughs. How could she answer?
She is drunk, but not enough to say secrets
Wander with drunks if you want to know what they have been hiding.
"If its replenishing and ritual uses throughout history are any indication, the amazing wealth of its diverse compounds never fail to interface with the psychosomatic network of man and woman... Quality: Only the true Rosa Damascena from Bulgaria is convincingly sublime in every single year."
~ Kurt Schnaubelt, Advanced Aromatherapy
This is one of the oldest (and most expensive) of the essential oils; roughly 4,400 pounds of rose blossoms are needed to produce a single pound of essential oil. [It is] widely used in perfumery and cosmetics both to improve the fragrance bouquet and for the soothing properties to mind and skin."
~ Robert S. McDaniel, Katherine J. McDaniel, Soap Maker's Workshop: The Art and Craft of Natural Handmade Soap