Alteya Organics Rose Otto (Damask Rose) Organic Essential Oil
Why Bulgarian Rose?
For centuries, Bulgaria has been the country producing world’s highest quality rose oil. In Bulgaria, the first rose plantations appeared around the town of Kazanlak in 16th century. The climatic and soil conditions of the Kazanlak area proved to be more favorable than any other place. Gradually the number of rose plantations grew occupying a large area in central Bulgaria, known as the Valley of Roses. For more than 400 years, the Bulgarian Rose Valley has been considered the world center for rose oil production. Surrounded by two majestic mountains, the Balkan Mountain and Sredna Gora, the Valley of Roses is considered to have the best soil structure, air humidity, cloudiness and precipitation for obtaining the finest and most sought-after rose oil in the world. The mesmerizing Valley of Roses is also the home to all of Alteya’s rose plantations.
Composition of Rose Oil.
Rose oil is steam distilled by a special technology and has a pale yellow color. The primary base notes are deep, sweet and floral with spicy middle notes.
At 25 C the rose oil is a viscous liquid. Upon cooling, it becomes a crystallized mass, which can be liquified by warming. Rose oil is a complex blend of more than 300 different components. The major component in a rose blossom is phenyl-ethyl alcohol. However, phenyl-ethyl alcohol is highly soluble in water and is usually lost in the distillation process, unless collected as rose water.
Major components are also: geraniol, citronellol, and nerol. Many other components are present in very small amounts, but have a substantial effect on the overall rose oil quality. An example is a compound called damascenone, which is one of the most potent odor constituents.
Rose Oil Uses
Bulgarian Rose Otto is known for its aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic and astringent actions. The rose oil creates a feeling of calm and well-being. It is also an antidepressant, antiseptic, antiviral, sedative, tonic and an appetite regulator. Rose oil is often used to treat skin problems, asthma, cough, depression, headache and insomnia. Alteya’s Organic Rose Oil is also considered very safe for topical use.
For centuries, rose oil is known to uplift the heart. It drives away melancholy, promotes harmony and is one of the strongest natural aphrodisiacs. Goes well with almost any other oil and helps reach inner emotional balance. Add few drops to your massage oil, warm bath, favorite lotion and oil burner and experience the rejuvenating power of the Bulgarian Rose.
The rose is a symbol of love and beauty and rose oil is one of the most valuable therapeutic perfumes. Rose Oil is heart (middle) note essential oil and brings out the best in other notes. Being one of the most expensive and rare oils, the rose oil is famous for its aphrodisiac and uplifting properties. It forms a perfect blend with, jasmine, sandalwood, neroli, ylang-ylang, chamomile and geranium. Blending rose oil and rose absolute brings out a true Rosa Damascena bliss. For making a quick rose perfume, mix few drops of rose oil with jojoba oil (1:6).
The rich molecular composition of rose oil makes it one of the most beneficial essential oils for skin and personal care products. Our Bulgarian Rose Oil has strong healing, restoring and anti-aging properties in very concentrated form; adds vitality and balance. Add it to any moisturizer (cream and lotion) to rejuvenate skin and improve texture.