Absolute - Rose
INCI: Rosa centifolia.
Prepared by alcohol extraction of the fresh petals. Origin: Russia.
The deep, rich, sweet, rosy-spicy, honey-like fragrance of Rose absolute has captivated the human spirit since ancient times. Today, a synthetic version is found in nearly all of women's fragrances and nearly half of men's perfumes, according to one report.
In the Middle Ages Rose was an important medicine. It was particularly valued for its tonic effect on the liver and digestion, and for menstrual problems. Today, herbalists and other health practitioners recognise the importance of a healthy liver for healthy skin. So, through this property, rose is nourishing for all skin types, particularly mature and wrinkled skin.
On a physical level, rose tones the skin and improves dermal blood circulation and on an energetic level lifts the spirits and gives a sense of care and attention.
It can be added (in tiny amounts due to its powerful scent) to any base oil, base cream body butter, massage bar, bath melt or soap for a truly luxurious experience. Enjoy for yourself Rose's enduring association with love and passion, with Venus the Goddess of love and beauty!
Safety: Avoid during pregnancy. As with virtually all essential oils it should not be used neat on the skin nor be taken internally. If you are not familiar with the use of essential oils please read our Essential Oils - Important Safety Points.
2.5ml (in 10ml bottle), 5ml (in 10ml bottle) or 10ml in brown glass bottle with dropper cap. Larger sizes available on request.