100% Pure Rose Absolute
Our Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena) is produced through the process of solvent extraction in Russia by a rose growing company with a long tradition of making fine quality rose absolutes. It is highly valued by perfumers and is free of the slight solvent aroma found in lower quality absolutes.
Like all of our Artisan Aromatics 100% pure essential oils, enfleurage oils, absolutes and blends, this oil has been carefully selected for its therapeutic quality. Then, to ensure maximum freshness and potency, it is bottled by hand in USA only after orders are received.
Due to the labor-intensive production process and the low content of oil in the rose blooms, rose oil commands a very high price. Harvesting of the rose petals is done by hand in the morning before sunup to avoid getting dew on the rose petals and material is distilled the same day.
There are two traditional methods of extracting the oil from the plant material:
- Steam distillation, which produces an essential oil called rose otto or attar of roses.
- Solvent extraction, which results in an called rose absolute.
Uses of Rose Absolute
Rose Absolute is used primarily for perfumery rather than for therapeutic applications. All three aromatic preparations of Rose, including our Artisan Aromatics Rose Otto and Organic Rose Enfleurage, are used in making perfumes, and while all have a characteristic “rose” aroma, each is subtly different.
Aroma of Rose Absolute
The aroma is quite rich and floral and somewhat lighter than that of the same flower, Rosa damascena, which is extracted by steam distillation to produce our Rose Otto. This highly fragrant oil is known for its soothing, classic floral scent that is comforting. The aroma of Rose can be helpful during stressful times.
We also offer quite a few other absolutes, many of which is also often used in natural perfumery:
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