Rejuvenating, relaxing and balancing.
Rose Otto essential oil has a beautifully feminine aroma and it is unsurpassed when used in skin care to balance combination skin, and nourish dry or ageing skin.
There is no finer essential oil than Rose Otto oil for mature or dry skin in need of deep moisturisation. This divine smelling essential oil soothes, softens and hydrates the skin whilst bringing a gentle toning action that helps to strengthen the collagen-elastin network. This network is what keeps your skin soft, supple, radiant and young-looking.
Rose otto oil gives a boost to tired, lifeless skin that is need of rejuvenation, and its effect on the emotional system is uplifting, balancing and stabilising, particularly during the monthly cycle. Unashamed luxury!
Also known as 'Attar of Roses', Rose Otto essential oil also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and its mild astringent action is effective in reducing and fading those unsightly broken capillaries (spider veins) and red patches if you use it regularly in your skin care routine. Just add a few drops of this precious oil to a cream or lotion base and you will both see and feel improvements in the tone, softness and radiance of your skin.
Often described as the ultimate feminine oil, Rose Otto is invaluable for all types of gynaecological, menstrual cycle and menopausal problems. During such times of physical and emotional upheaval, this oil should be your number one choice since it regulates menstruation, eases cramps and balances negative emotions such as anxiety, fear (of change) and all forms of impatient and snappish behaviour!
Rose otto essential oil also tones the digestive and vascular system with a stimulating effect that increases the circulation, and a cleansing action that promotes the elimination of toxins. Speaking of stimulation; it was said that Cleopatra procured Mark Anthony's love by adorning her bedroom floor and bed with rose petals, therefore it comes as no surprise that rose oil is indeed an effective aphrodisiac!
Extracted from the species Rosa damascene, Rose otto essential oil holds a special place in the hearts of all who love aromatherapy and natural perfumery. There is quite simply no other essential oil quite like it in terms of fragrance and wealth of therapeutic healing benefits.
In Bulgaria, the rose blossoms of Rosa damascena begin to bloom around the third week of May, and will continue for three or four weeks depending upon climatic conditions. The collection of flowers starts as soon as the blooms begin to open and continues until all the roses have been gathered. In Bulgaria and Turkey the blossoms are still collected by hand in the time-honoured way, and are nipped just below the calyx (the green, outer protective cover).
Collection of the flower heads begins at sunrise when the oil yield is at its highest, and should be completed by 10.00 am whilst the dew is still on the flowers. The flowers are initially placed into baskets, and then transferred to sacks for transportation to the distilleries.
Rose otto essential oil is extracted by steam distillation and the total yield will depend upon several conditions including climate, the time of the harvest, condition of the flowers and the expertise of distillers. During the middle of the harvest period the yield is higher than at the beginning, and mild weather will result in a further increase in the oil produced.
On average, Rosa damascene flowers will yield 1 kilo of essential oil from 4,000 kilos of flowers using modern distillation processes. Under very favourable conditions only 2,600 kilos of roses may be required to produce 1 kilo of oil, whereas under less favourable conditions up to 8,000 kilos of flowers may be required to produce the same amount of oil.
Hardly surprising this beautiful essential oil is not cheap!
Rejuvenating, relaxing and balancing. Include Rose Otto in your skincare regime and it will help soften fine lines and wrinkles and give a lift and boost to tired, lifeless skin that is in need of rejuvenation. This beautifully feminine oil has the effect of uplifting, balancing and stabilising your body, particularly during your monthly cycle. More Details»
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Above - Rose picking in the Valley of the Roses, Kazanlik, Bulgaria.
During the middle of the harvest period the yield is higher than at the beginning, and mild weather will result in a further increase in the oil produced.
On average, Rosa damascena will yield 1 kilo of oil per 4,000 kilos of flowers using modern distillation processes.
Under very favourable conditions only 2,600 kilos of roses may be required to produce 1 kilo of oil, whereas under less favourable conditions up to 8,000 kilos of flowers may be required to produce the same amount of oil.
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