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Rose Otto has an intense floral aroma resembling fresh rose petals.
Common Name: Rose Otto
Plant Part: Flower
Form: Essential Oil
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.