Rose Otto

Rosa damascena
Botanical name: 
Rosa damascena

Gentle and nurturing

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Digestive Tonic - constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, IBS, sluggish digestion,
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial - bacterial, fungal and viral infections
Mental Stimulant - tiredness, lethargy, poor concentration, poor memory
Liver Tonic - liver damage, addiction
Anti-inflammatory - rashes, inflamed skin, allergy,
Euphoric - depression, chronic conditions, lack of confidence, general unhappiness
Cardiac Regulator - irregular heartbeat, stress related palpitations
Emotional Regulator - shock, grief, anxiety, depression
Family: 
Rosaceae
Country of origin: 
Bulgaria, Turkey
Part of plant used: 
Flowers
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Woody, citrus and floral oils.
Chemical character: 
Alcohol type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Soft, warm and sweet with honey and citrus undertones.
Plant description: 
A thorney bush with simple pink flowers.
Historical use: 
The flower is a traditional symbol of unconditional love, rose scented water and oils have been used as perfume throughout history.

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