Rose Absolute Essential Oil 1/4 Fluid Ounce

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Our rose absolute is extracted via alcohol from the petals of Rosa centifolia. Its floral scent gives it a prominent place in perfumery, but the oil can also be added to soaps, lotions and other personal care products. Rose absolute is also an economical alternative to rose otto, an oil steam distilled from Rosa damascena.

Rose Absolute ~ Monterey Bay Herb Co

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information at a glance

extraction methodsolvent extraction
about "absolutes"Some plants do not yield their volatile oils to steam, so they are subjected to chemical solvent extraction instead (typically ethyl alcohol). Although an absolute may be more concentrated than an essential oil, it also usually retains a trace amount of solvent. For this reason, an absolute should never be taken internally.
edibleNot recommended for internal use.
safetyAvoid during pregnancy and while nursing. Not for use on young children.
fragrance note classification middle

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaPale green to reddish-orange with a delicate, floral scent.


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aromatherapyRose absolute is said to produce a calming, relaxing effect when inhaled. Note: Dilute in a generous amount of carrier oil if applying to skin because the fragrance is strong.
cosmetics / personal careAdd a few drops to body lotions, facial creams and hair care products.
massage / bath / spaUse to scent soaps, bath oils, bath salts and massage oils.
perfumeryUse alone or in combination with other oils to make perfumes.
industrialRose absolute is widely used in the fragrance industry.

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[ tip: Blend diluted rose absolute with petitgrain essential oil to make an exotic perfume.  ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

Blend diluted rose absolute with petitgrain essential oil to make an exotic perfume.

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[ tip: Combine with sweet almond oil to make rose-scented bath products and skin oils. ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

Combine with sweet almond oil to make rose-scented bath products and skin oils.

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aromatic profile & blending companions

absolute oil

Floral, sweet and slightly spicy. Blends well with bergamot, clary sage, jasmine, lavender, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood and ylang ylang.

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what else you should know

absolute oil

Rose absolute, produced from rose petals, lends a spicy-floral fragrance to soaps, personal care products, perfumes and colognes. Because it is mass-produced for the fragrance industry it costs less than rose otto, which is steam distilled.

There are more than 250 species of rose and thousands of cultivars, but only two varieties are used to produce rose absolute. Ours comes from the cabbage rose (Rosa centifolia), which is cultivated in France, especially in the city of Grasse, also known as the perfume capital of the world.

Because the blossoms only contain a trace amount of essential oil, it takes approximately 60,000 roses to produce a single ounce of rose absolute.

For more information on how to use essential oils please read our article: Aromatherapy Basics for Using Pure Essential Oils

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.