Botanical Name: Rosa Damascena Botanical Family: Rosaceae Olfactive Family: Floral Country of Origin: Bulgaria Source: Petals Odour: Rich, floral honey-like, very persistent Colour: Pearly white opalescent Crop: May to June Process: Steam distillation
General Description: This oil, also known by its old name 'otto' is produced principally in Bulgaria and Turkey. It is expensive as it takes millions of rose petals to produce a reasonable measure. It is produced in old-fashioned copper stills and tends to solidify at 16 degrees celsius due to its waxy composition. It is very persistent, hence its use in high quality perfumes. Once the oil gets on the fingers or clothes the odour persists for days. Attributed to Noor Jehan when she had it skimmed from ornamental lakes at the Taj Mahal. Known however for many centuries it has been used for medicines, jams, syrups, rose waters to name but a few
All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT. We will be happy to quote for larger quantities. Prices are subject to change without notice due to seasonal availabilityof some of these natural products
All Essential Oils and Absolutes are independently tested. All Oils have a ‘best before date’. All Essential Oils and Absolutes are supplied in Child resistant closures. All enquires should be sent to the company’s research department.
Safety Notes: Essential oils are very powerful plant extracts and should always be treated with care. Always kep out of reach of children and only store in bottles with dropper inserts. They should not be ingested and should always be diluted in a suitable carrier oil before being used on the skin.
Allergens: See EFFA Sheet for Allergens) All ways do a patch test.