A small prickly shrub with fragrant blossoms, Rose can be made into an absolute and an essential oil, depending on how it is extracted. Native to Western Asia and Europe, Bulgarian Rose began to be cultivated in Bulgaria in the 1600's. It is currently produced in a variety of countries including Bulgaria, France, Italy and China.
The history of Rose goes back centuries, and the name comes from a Greek word meaning “red.” Chinese, Romans, Assyrians, and Babylonians prized the Rose for its healing properties. The Romans in particular liked to add rose petals to their bathwater.
To retain as much oil as possible, blossoms are harvested in the early morning when oil content is at its highest. These blossoms are transported to the distillery promptly, where it is distilled in a two-stages to extract as much of the oils as possible. It is said to take as much as 2 tons of rose petals to produce a pound of Rose essential oil.
Botanical Name: Rosa damascena
Method: Solvent Extraction
Plant Part: Flowers
Note: Middle - Base
Blends Well With: Lavender, and other florals; Frankincense, and other resins
Aroma: Rich, sweet, and flowery, such as a true Rose aroma
Color: Orangish - Red
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: .60%
Adult Max Dilution: 2.5%
Shelf Life: 4 Years
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GROUNDING BLEND: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Rose (Bulgarian) 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) and 5 drops of Sandalwood. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Scent Ball diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes to create a calming space.
RELEASE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Rose (Bulgarian), 5 drops of Neroli and 5 drops of Sweet Orange. Or add Rose (Bulgarian) to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
MASSAGE OIL: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 8 drops of Rose (Bulgarian), 2 drops of Davana, 5 drops of Neroli and 5 drops of Orange, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake to mix well. Apply to the skin after bath or for full body massage. (1.7% dilution)
MATURE SKIN: Add: 1 drop of Rose (Bulgarian) to 2 teaspoons Rosehip oil. Apply to face, throat and the back of hands. (0.5% dilution)
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