Rose Otto

Rose Otto Essential Oil

rosa damascenaLatin name Rosa damascena – Family species Rosaceae

Rose Otto is also known as Damask Rose, Summer Damask Rose, Bulgarian Rose, and Turkish Rose. The oil is also sometimes referred to as Otto of Rose, Anatolian Rose Oil, and Attar of Roses. Its uses are reportedly much the same as Rose Maroc Essential Oil with a scent that is less spicy.

Rose oil is expensive, but many find it to be very useful and delightful. It is often used in skin care applications and as a fragrance in many perfumes and other products.

Oil Selection Guide

Color – Pale yellow to light olive green (oil)
Viscosity – Watery (except when cool)
Scent – Soft, fresh, sweet, rosy, rich, lemony
Perfume Aroma – Middle / top note

Oil Source Information

Plant Type – Bush
Part Used – Flowers
Countries of Origin – India, France, Bulgaria, Turkey, Morocco
Extraction Method – Steam distillation

Known Chemical Constituents

Citronellol, geraniol, nonadecan, nerol, phenyl ethanol, farnesol

Uses of Rose Otto

Rose Otto is used in aromatherapy and as well as in perfumery and cosmetics.

Rose Otto blends well with

  • bay
  • benzoin
  • bergamot
  • cardamom
  • cassie
  • clary sage
  • clove bud
  • coriander
  • frankincense
  • geranium
  • ginger
  • guaiacwood
  • jasmine
  • lavender
  • lemon
  • mandarin
  • mimosa
  • neroli
  • palmarosa
  • patchouli
  • petitgrain
  • roman chamomile
  • sandalwood
  • ylang ylang

Recipes and Ideas

Special Precautions*

* See Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

See References and Resources page.



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