Rose Otto Essential Oil

Latin name Rosa damascena – Family species Rosaceae

rosa damascenaRose 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

Application and Uses

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

Rose Otto blends well with

Recipes and Ideas

Recommended Products

A recommended product is Aura Cacia Rose Absolute in Jojoba Oil / Aura Cacia Prec Ess Oil Rose Absolut. Place a couple of drops in your palm, rub hands together, and then apply to hair. Smells nice (but not overpowering) and gives a nice sheen!

Another favorite is boscia Rosewater Mist with Witch Hazel – Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Natural and Clean Skincare | Alcohol-Free Face Toner with Rosewater, Witch Hazel, and Aloe Vera, 4.73 Fl Oz. This facial mist is so refreshing. Use it under or on top of makeup, or just on your bare face. Especially great on a hot day or for women who struggle with hot flashes associated with menopause. It’s expensive, but so worth it and it lasts a long time!

Precautions / Contraindications

See Essential Oils Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.

Other Links of Interest

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