The rose is one of the world's favorite flowers, and is used to symbolize life, love, and death, happiness, and sorrow. Our rose absolute is extracted from the petals of the rosa damascena, grown in Bulgaria.
Rose absolute can relax and soothe stressed nerves, and is great for balancing mixed skin types. Diffuse a very small amount for relaxation, or apply in extremely small dilution.
It takes almost 10 pounds of rose petals to produce 1 gram of rose absolute.
Rose Damask Absolute has a very complex, sweet floral scent. Its reputation of being a must ingredient in perfumes is well deserved.
Approximately 4000 kilograms of petals are required to produce 1 kilogram of pure rose oil. There is evidence to show roses have existed for millions of years. It is generally believed that Rosa damascena originated in the Neolithic period as hybridization of Rosa gallica and Rosa phoenicia – both of which have grown in the wild for centuries. Its exotic nature and value were appreciated in ancient times by the Greeks, Chinese, Indians, Persians and Romans. All documentation indicates that their medical applications of the essential oil were identical to those that exist today.
It is important to note that all absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance becomes lost.