What is Rose Otto Essential Oil?
This magical flower has long been a favorite for its unmatchable aroma, brilliant bloom of color and enchanting influence on our emotions. Roses have long been a part of our history having been used in skin care even by Cleopatra. Rose oil is traditionally used for nurturing mature skin.
We know scientifically the benefits of this essential oil, and finding pure Rose Otto in skin care should be cherished. Its an expensive oil due to the amount of roses needed for a single drop of extracted oil.
We will look deeper into the proven skin benefits of this oil and why we should include it in our skin health. We will also look at the emotional impact Rose oil has on us as it is so important to combine the two when healing the skin.
How Essential Oils Work
Inhalation or absorption of essential oil molecules transmit messages to the limbic system — a brain region responsible for controlling emotions and influencing the nervous system.
The skin is benefited by the composition of the oil itself and its properties working with the skins tissue.
Certain molecules have different effects on the skin and emotions. Rose oil contains these known components:
- Alkenes & Alkanese
- Citronellyl acetate
Rose Oil Requires A Lot of Roses
Rose oil (Rosa damascena) is steam distilled from rose petals. It takes a substantial amount of petals to extract a small drop of oil - approximately 180 pounds of rose petals to achieve 1 oz of oil!
Difference Between Rose Otto and Rose Absolute
Rose Otto is the preferred oil for topical aromatherapy applications because Rose Absolute may contain trace amounts of residual solvent. It all comes down to how they are distilled.
- Rose Otto is Steam Distilled.
- Rose Absolute is Solvent Extracted.
I personally use Rose Otto oil, because I find steam distilled a far more superior method of extraction. I do not like solvent extraction because there is a solvent residue left behind, something I do not want to put on my skin. The solvent residue makes it a non-therapeutic oil.
You will not want to buy a rendition of Rose oil, as it will not contain the true complex molecular structure that will provide the skin health benefits you are looking to produce.
The most preferable extraction of oils is by Steam Distillation. This will ensure your oil is of therapeutic value.
Rose Otto Essential Oil Skin Benefits
Rose Otto is usually trumpeted for its aroma as well as its effect on emotions, with great reason. Rose oil can help combat trauma and depression, it uplifts the heart and opens pathways for people who suffer from anxiety.
As skincare, Rose Otto, reins supreme for maturing skin. It can absorb deep into the tissues and moisturize the skin wonderfully. You will find that dryness can be easily reduced and skin will have a smooth complexion.
- Anti-oxidant. The anti-oxidants will work to promote cell turnover and stimulate the skin back into production.
- Anti-bacterial. Blemishes will easily be combated with its anti-bacterial properties, helping skin types that are prone to acne or rosacea.
- Moisturizing. As stated above, Rose oil is very powerful as a moisturizer, the molecular structure is very compatible to the skins tissue, soaking in, and hydrating very dry conditions.
How to use Rose Otto Essential Oil
Rose Otto should be diluted with a carrier oil. I recommend jojoba oil as it is wonderful for dry mature skin types. Jojoba oil is the closest oil to the skins natural production of sebum, making it very compatible to carry your Rose oil into the skin and not leaving surface residue.
For massage you can add your oil to any carrier oil of your choice. Using Rose oil in massage is very therapeutic and will help bring you into a state of relaxation, combating anxiety and stress.
Buying Rose Otto
A bottle of Rose Otto will last you a long time and will give you beautifully hydrated skin.
There are few places I would recommend because many sellers do not sell pure therapeutic Rose essential oil. Rocky Mountain Oils is the best choice to purchase any of your oils. This Is where I get all my oils from.
Products Containing Rose Otto Essential Oil
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To a Bright, and Beautiful you,