Koru Essential Oils Rose
Notes From The Koru Oils Lab™ -
Rose Absolute is an aromatic oil derived from the fresh petals of the Damask Rose (Rosa damascena). Highly prized in natural perfumery, this concentrated oil is a viscous golden to amber liquid exuding a strong, intensely fragrant Rose odor. Nurturing to emotions, thought to bring calm when feeling overwhelm, grief, or heartache. Rose Absolute is very hydrating, soothing, and often used in age defying skin applications.
Like other absolutes, Rose Absolute differs from an essential oil due to the extraction process. Typically, an essential oil is extracted via steam-distillation or cold-pressing, while an absolute is the product of solvent extraction. Rose Otto essential oil is a product of steam distillation and is a light-yellow aromatic liquid (becoming solid at low temperatures) that is used in aromatherapy as well as the fragrances and flavors industry. Compared to Rose Absolute, yields are comparatively poor for Rose Otto and it is therefore much more expensive. Another difference lies in the strength and quality of the aroma; Rose Otto has a more delicate aroma while Rose Absolute is extremely concentrated and reflects more of the Rose's true scent. Here at Koru, we prefer working with Rose Absolute due to a more true natured Rose aroma. The cost of production being dramatically lower also means a lower cost to you, making it easier for most people to access an authentic Rose Absolute.
Bulgaria holds an undisputed position as the highest quality producer of Rose Absolute in the world. "Rose Valley" is a region in Bulgaria located just south of the Balkan Mountains that stretches for nearly 87 miles. This area holds many culturally significant traditions, parades, rituals, and festivals annually to celebrate the famous Bulgarian Rose. It is believed that the highly complex, layered aroma and quality of Bulgaria's Rose Absolute can be attributed to the unique soil and near-perfect climatic conditions of the country. Koru will now and always only source our Rose Absolute from Bulgaria. Simply the best.
Rose Absolute is considered an aphrodisiac. It is quite euphoric by itself or when blended with Bergamot, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Patchouli, Sandalwood, or Ylang Ylang.
Name : Rose (Rosa damascena)
Origin : Bulgaria
Cultivation : Conventional
Extraction Method : Solvent Extracted Absolute
Plant Part : Flower Petals
Aroma : Soft and powdery, intensely floral, musky, hint of honey aromas, true rose
Appearance: Deep orange-red, mobile liquid
Precautionary Advice : Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition consult your doctor. External use only. Always dilute.