Rose Damask (Turkey) Absolute
Botanical Name: Rosa damascene
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Description: The rose is one of the worlds best known flowers - stunning and exotic in both visual appearance and aroma.
Common Uses: Rose Damask Absolute is a very common oil in the perfume and aromatic industry. Aromatherapists also credit it with being an exotic aphrodisiac, an emollient in skin care products, and a balancer of the spirit.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Rose Maroc Absolute generally blends well with all oils, though it works particularly well with Bergamot, Chamomile German, Chamomile Roman, Clary Sage, Geranium, Melissa, Rosewood, Sandalwood, and Ylang-ylang.
Aromatic Scent: Rose Damask Absolute has a very complex, sweet floral scent.
History: Approximately 4000 kilograms of petals are required to produce 1 kilogram of pure rose oil. There is evidence to show roses have existed for millions of years. It is generally believed that the Rosa damascena originated in the Neolithic period as hybridization of Rosa gallica and Rosa phoenicia - both of which have grown wild in Turkey for centuries. There is also evidence that rose oil was prepared as early as 400 B.C. by macerating roses in olive oil.