BOTANICAL NAME: rosa damascena
(the rose in the picture is not a Damask Rose)
ORIGIN: Bulgaria, France, Morocco, Russia, Turkey
PARTS USED: flowers, petals
DISTILLATION METHOD: solvent
FRAGRANCE: floral, honey-like, intense, sweet
BLENDS WELL WITH: ambrette, bergamot, cardamom, clove, fennel, galbanum, geranium, ginger, jasmine, lemon, mandarin, neroli, patchouli, pepper, sandalwood, tangerine, vetiver, ylang ylang.
AROMATIC BENEFITS: aphrodisiac, balancing, calming, cheering, cooling, hypnotic, memory loss, nervous tension, relaxing, stress, uplifting.
MAGICAL USES: beauty, blessing, fertility, health (maintain), love, peace, sex, unhexing.
PHYSICAL USES: acne, Alzheimer's disease, antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, arthritis, astringent, black eyes, bleeding, blepharitis, chapped lips, chapped skin, circulatory stimulant, cirrhosis of liver, colds, convalescence, cuts, drug withdrawal, dry skin, emmenagogue, endometriosis, fainting, female infertility, hair loss, headaches, insomnia, menopause, muscular dystrophy, normal skin, PMS symptoms, raises blood pressure, Raynaud's disease, sedative, shock, synovitis, wounds, wrinkles.
Rose Absolute Information:
No doubt rose is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world... a flower with innumerable stories, legends, myths, and legacies. With its varied colors, shapes, and sizes, and it's incomparable fragrance, one can find a rose for practically every mood and occasion. A beautiful red rose can evoke romantic feelings in even the hardest of hearts. Damascus Rose is the most fragrant of roses and is believed to be the original red rose with the strongest aroma and highest essential oil content. The Essential Oil of Rose composed of hundreds of components; the main ones being Citronellol, Citral, Carvone, Citronellyl Acetate, Eugenol, Ethanol, Farnesol, Stearpoten, Methyl Eugenol, Nerol, Nonanol, Nonanal, Phenyl Acetaldehyde, Phenylmenthyl Acetate, and Phenyl Geraniol.
Antibacterial: kills or inhibits bacteria.
Antidepressant: an agent that prevents or counteracts depression.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Antiviral: inhibits the growth and production of a virus.
Astringent: a substance that draws tissue together, restricting the flow of blood.
Cholagogue: an agent that promotes the discharge of bile.
Cicatrizant: a healing agent.
Depurative: refers to something that purifies.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Haemostatic: Bringing about contraction of tissues, especially to stop bleeding.
Nervine: acts upon or affects the nerves; quiets nervous excitement.
Stomachic: related to the stomach; beneficial to the stomach or digestion.
Uterine: Rose can help with many feminine ailments such as uterine discharges, tumors, bleeding, and irregular periods. It purifies the uterus and keeps it functioning properly, even in advanced age, which can help during menopause.
Safety Warning: Avoid during pregnancy or if history of high blood pressure. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.
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 (or blend form). Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance can become lost.