Materia Aromatica – Rose Otto – 1ml

£26.95

Rose otto has an exquisite aroma – sweet, sensual and floral. It is well known for being a mood booster as it can evoke feelings of positivity and happiness. It has astringent properties, and is great for nourishing and conditioning the skin.

Rose otto comes from the Damask rose, which has been used in cosmetics for centuries thanks to its fine fragrance. The production of the essential oil is incredibly labour intensive; 200 flowers are steam distilled to make a single drop of essential oil.

Description

Rose otto has an exquisite aroma – sweet, sensual and floral. It is well known for being a mood booster as it can evoke feelings of positivity and happiness. The oil is also soothing for the emotions and is thought to bring calm in times of trouble. Rose otto has astringent properties, and is great for nourishing and conditioning the skin.

Rose otto comes from the Damask rose, which has been used in cosmetics for centuries thanks to its fine fragrance. The production of the essential oil is incredibly labour intensive; 200 flowers are steam distilled to make a single drop of essential oil.

Uses

Rose otto is typically used to:

  • promote a feeling of happiness and optimism.
  • soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin, especially good for mature skin.
  • calm and soothe the emotions.
The Damask rose
The Damask rose is a cultivated flower that is not found growing wild. They are commercially harvested to make rose oil – both rose otto and rose absolute – and perfume.

Rosa damascena

Bulgaria

Please note that this batch of rose otto essential oil is not certified organic.

About Materia Aromatica

Materia Aromatica supplies oils essential oils harvested by growers and distillers of organic crops, buying as much as possible from smaller farms or family enterprises. This has the advantage that these farmers distil their own freshly harvested materials themselves. They carry out steam distillation on a small scale at low pressure in stainless steel tanks to maximise the essential oils’ therapeutic value and to retain the individuality and life force of the crops from which they originate. Every batch of oil is dated, numbered and tested to ensure the quality of the oil.

Prices

Oils from organically grown or wild-crafted crops are generally more expensive, as the term itself is a guarantee of purity and wholeness. Organically grown crops must adhere to strict guidelines so the oils are sold in their pure form, without dilution or the addition of any synthetic oils. Picking, carried out by hand in the wild, requiring extra labour, is time consuming and costly. This explains the price variations between two oils of the same species such as Materia Aromatica’s organic and wild varieties of Lavandula angustifolia.