Rose otto is an essential oil distilled from the petals of the damask rose. It is used in skin care, aromatherapy, cosmetics, and perfumes. The damask rose comes Western Asia but was imported to Europe in the 13th century. Bulgaria and Turkey produce the most rose oil in the world. To produce 1kg of Rose oil, you would need at least 3,000kg of rose petals (read more here). A single drop of rose essential oil contains rose flower petals from approximately 30 rose plants, giving a highly concentrated scent that lasts for a long time. Given the vast weight of petals required to produce such a small quantity, it’s no surprise that rose essential oil is highly sought after will cost a whopping $800 per ounce (wow, that explains why Rose oil is so expensive)! (read more here).
Research found; the essential oil derived from the rose plant has a wide range of potential benefits. Although a lot of the research to date has been based on small trials, some clear physiological and psychological benefits have emerged (read more here).
What are the benefits of Rose Otto Oil?
Decreases pain- Scientists believe that inhaling rose otto may stimulate the release of endorphins in your brain.
Eases anxiety, stress, and depression- research showed this incredible oil initiates the release of dopamine, which is known to improve depression. It has also been found to reduce many of the common symptoms of anxiety and stress, including blood pressure and cortisol levels.
Skin care benefits
When mixed with a carrier oil or used in a skin care product, it provides a host of positive effects for your skin.
- Moisturizes dry patches
- Reduces redness and swelling
- Antiseptic and antibacterial properties
- It’s an antioxidant
- Helps heal rough, damaged skin
Although Rose Otto Oil is impressive for many different reasons, it truly excels in skin care. There is no finer essential oil for mature dry skin in need of deep hydration. It soothes, softens, and hydrates the skin while bringing a tonic and toning action to help strengthen collagen levels, helping your skin stay radiant and young-looking. The toning action boosts tired, lifeless skin that is in need of rejuvenation, and balances combination skin. It also helps treat dry, mature, or aging skin in need of deep moisturizing and nourishment (read more here).
These are the reasons why we continue to use Rose Otto Oil in our skin care products. Enjoy Rose oil in our Rose Petal Skin Souffle- The Face Formula here.
You can also find Rose oil in our Apple Island Dew, skin toner that is an important step in any skin regime.