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Rose Otto Essential Oil
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Rose Otto has an intense floral aroma resembling fresh rose petals.

Botanical Name: Rosa x damascena Mill

Common Name: Rose Otto

Plant Part: Flower

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Rosaceae

Synonyms: Rosa bifera Pers., R. calendarum, Borkh, rose oil, rose attar, Bulgarian rose, Turkish rose (Anatolian rose oil), damask rose

Origin: The plant is of Asiatic origin. Countries where rose is extensively cultivated for extractive purposes include Bulgaria, Turkey, Morocco, France, Italy, China, Tunisia, Russia. It's cultivated extensively all over the world.

Botanical Description: A perennial bush rose up to 2-meters (6.6 ft) high, with much branched, thorny, large, highly scented roseate flowers.

Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by a two-stage steam distillation of the whole flowers. The initial stage producing decant or first oil, then redistilling the water to obtain the second oil. Thus 1 kg of oil is obtained from approximately 300 kg of flowers in Bulgaria, 300-350 kg in Turkey. The oil is pale yellow to slightly olive-yellow liquid of medium viscosity. Crystals form at cooler temperatures.

Aroma Profile: Rose Otto has a fresh, floral, slightly spicy top note. The middle note is warm, immensely rich and reminiscent of red roses. The dry out note is a tenacious and lingering floral.

Major Constituents: Citronellol (30 to 50%), geraniol, nerol, linalool, ethanol, geranyl acetate, phenylethyl alcohol

Common Adulterants: Frequently with ethyl alcohol, phenylethyl alcohol, diethyl phthalate, synthetic compounds

Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

Aroma Benefits: cheering, gently cheering, creative, romantic

Blends Well With: Most all oils

Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy.

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: Rose Otto has an intense floral aroma resembling fresh rose petals.

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