Rose Absolute Bulgaria-Diluted

Rose Absolute Oil

solvent-extraction rose oil

Solvent extraction of certified organic Rosa damascena. Extracted in Bulgaria from organically grown, fresh, whole Damask rose flower tops.

Our Bulgarian Rose Absolute is extracted from organically grown petals of Rosa damascena. What distinguishes Rose Absolute from Rose Otto is that Rose Absolute has undergone a chemical extraction process and therefore is an ‘absolute’, Rose Otto is an ‘essential oil’ as it has been extracted through steam distillation.

The oil is made during a delicate and multi-step process. By using a non-polar solvent, the flower essence is extracted, with a wax-like ‘concrete’ being produced. Through a second extraction of the ‘concrete’, Rose Absolute oil is yielded. A rose blossom contains only about 0.02% essential oil. Solvent extraction gives a greater yield than distillation which is why Rose Absolute is less expensive than Rose essential oil.

Rose Absolute has a stronger, richer aroma. Absolutes often smell more like the original plant than an essential oil because the plant material has not been exposed to heat as well as solvent extraction process removes a wider range of aromatic molecules than does the distillation process.
Rose Absolute is therefore often used in the manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics whilst Rose Otto essential oil tends to be used for therapeutic purposes.

The absolute is a deep orange/reddish in color, with extremely rich, warm, spicy floral and very deep rose odor. It needs diluting to be truly appreciated and is available in a 10% Dilution in FCO.

Botanical Name:
Rosa damascena
Country of Origin:
Extraction Method:
Solvent Extracted Absolute
Plant Part:
Middle Note
Sweet, deep, mellow, antique rose aroma with a hint of indole and spice; has a fresh green note that comes forth in the drydown.
Pale orange/red liquid.
Aromatherapy, Natural Perfumery
Blends Well With:
Rose’s strong, long-lasting note blends well with all oils, and especially well with Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Ginger, Geranium, Rosewood and Sandalwood.
Emotional and Energetic Qualities:
Rose oil has been used throughout aromatherapy to cool and calm the mind, relieving one of depression, sadness, and anxiety. The oil effectively balances the emotions, allowing release of unpleasant feelings and self-defeating thoughts.

It is also a very powerful aphrodisiac and will instill undoubtable feelings of gratitude, unconditional love, and compassion.

For harmonising mood, consider blending with Ylang Ylang, Coriander seed, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Labdanum, Opoponax, Vanilla and Ginger.
Safety + Shelf Life
Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin. Avoid using while pregnant & breastfeeding. While pregnant and breastfeeding, always consult with your physician before using any essential oils.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

The suggested shelf life is 2-3 years.
Best use within six (6) months after opening

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