Rose Maroc Essential Oil
Latin name Rosa centifolia – Family species Rosaceae
Rose Maroc is also referred to as Light Pink Cabbage Rose, Provence Rose, French Rose, and Hundred-Leaved Rose (centifolia for “hundred leaves / petals”). Rose Maroc oil is also sometimes referred to as Moroccan Otto of Rose and French Otto of Rose. Its uses are reportedly much the same as Damask Rose / Rose Otto with a scent that is spicier.
Although expensive, many find rose oil to be very useful and pleasing.
Oil Selection Guide
Color – Pale yellow (oil) / Deep red orange (absolute)
Viscosity – Medium
Scent – Soft, deep, sweet, rosy
Perfume Aroma – Middle to top note
Oil Source Information
Plant Type – Bush
Part Used – Flowers
Countries of Origin – Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, France, Egypt, Italy, China
Extraction Method – Enfleurage, solvent extraction
Known Chemical Constituents
Phenyl ethanol, citronellol, geraniol, nerol, stearopten, farnesol
Applications and Uses
Used in aromatherapy applications as well as in perfumery and cosmetics.
Rose Maroc blends well with
Precautions / Contraindications
See also Essential Oils Safety and Usage.
References and Resources
See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.
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