Since ancient times, the rose has inspired reverence and wonder; the blossom has been called the queen of flowers. It is not surprising, then, that rose-otto oil was probably the first flower essence ever distilled. Its sensuous and infatuating aroma and the rich bouquet of ingredients give rose-otto oil a broad array of healing properties. This wonderful oil will help fight many bacteria and viruses. It promotes the healing of wounds and reduces inflammation. Today, the finest rose-otto oil comes from Bulgaria, and its production is a very tedious process. As a result, rose-otto oil is one of the most costly. About 30 flowers, picked by hand in the early morning hours are needed to make one drop of the oil. In fact, more than two tons of roses must be distilled to make a single pound of the rose-otto oil.
The active agents in rose-otto oil have germicidal, wound-healing, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties. This wonderful oil can help calm the nerves and lift depression.
Rose-otto oil exerts a soothing effect on the entire nervous system. It can be used to treat many psychological conditions as well as physical. This oil works particularly well as a treatment for shingles, anxiety, stress and depression. Because rose-otto oil helps to regulate levels of some female hormones, it may help to regulate irregular menstrual periods. IT may also help to improve uterine muscle tone.
Rose water, a by product of the distillation process, clears the skin of impurities and may help to treat or even prevent acne.
Rose-otto can be used to ease childbirth, treat irregular menstruation, headaches, fever, insomnia, skin inflammations, depression, anxiety, sadness and grief. This wonderful oil works really well with essential oils of sandlewood, neroli and English lavender.
Store rose-otto oil in a dark, tinted glass bottle away from light in a place where the temperature does not fluctuate a lot. Open the bottle as infrequently as possible to retain its potency.