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Quick Overview

rose absolute100% pure Rose absolute is sourced from fresh Rose flowers grown in Bulgaria, the most famous of Rosa damascena growing and oil-producing countries. This is a lovely, rich Rose absolute, the nicest absolute we've ever come across. Rose Absolute is the cold-process extract of Rose, with the most rich Rose aroma.

Botanical Name: Rosa damascena Absolute

Rose oil absolute is extracted using a delicate and labourious method: similar to 'effleurage' (the pressing of petals in fat to produce an extract), this flower essence is slowly extracted using pure alcohol, eventually producing a with a wax-like 'concrete'. A second extraction of the concrete gives rise to the absolute. This method is more efficient than steam distillation, producing nearly 7 pounds of oil per 10,000 pounds of roses (distillation yields 1 pound oil per 10,000 pounds of roses), with a corresponding lower cost than a steam distilled variety - some find the absolute has a more 'complete' aroma; more true to the flower.

Method of Extraction: Solvent extracted

Parts Used: Flower

Country of Origin: Bulgaria

Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted

rose absoluteBlends Well With:Bergamot, Chamomile- Roman, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli (Orange Blossom), Patchouli, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, and Vetivert.

Scent: Hearty, intense aroma. Floral, green, woody, with a spicy back note.

Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. Do not use during pregnancy.

About the Oil

Rose Absolute is often favored by fragrance formulators and perfumists for its fragrance, aromatic strength and lower cost than the Otto. For diffusion, natural perfumery and room fragrancing applications, Rose Absolute is the way to go.

Aromatherapy Notes

The Rose absolute is deeper of the two Rose aromas. It carries a middle note (rather than high) and both are beautiful and complex. For all therapeutic uses, we highly recommend this Rose otto. For simple aromatic uses and perfumery, where a true Rose flower aroma is desired, we recommend the absolute.

The scent is divinely sweet, rich, and deeply floral - exclusive to the extract of history's most revered flower. Its uplifting aroma will blend well with many other oils, including Jasmine, Sandalwood, Lavender, and Amber.

Traditional Uses

In Indonesia, the flower petals are strewn upon the bed on wedding nights. The oil was once a popular ingredient of hair preparations in Europe and was known as macassar oil. The word "anti-macassar" originated from this, since an anti-maccasar was used to keep hair oil from staining upholstered furniture.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antidepressant, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, nervine and sedative.


It is classed as a non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil.

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