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Highly prized throughout the Arab world, roses were first distilled in the 10th century by the esteemed physician Avicenna, although the Egyptians, Greeks, and Indians had all been crushing rose pedals into fragrant pomades for centuries. Even Cleopatra scattered rose pedals around her bed to lure Marc Antony to her chambers.
We source our Rose Absolute essential oil from producers in Turkey, where roses are picked in the early morning to be processed into oil by way of solvent extraction. This is no mean feat, as it takes many pounds of rose petals to distill just one ounce of essential oil.
Despite the time and effort that goes into distilling this sensual oil, it is still one of the most widely used essential oils in perfumery and aromatherapy, and with good reason: Rose Absolute is known to be an excellent aphrodisiac as well as a highly effective antidepressant. It is also said to balance hormones and act as a wonderful tonic for the nervous system. It even eases shock and grief, soothes anger, and heals despair.
Click here to view the current gas chromatography-mass spectrometry report for the Rose Absolute essential oil used in our blends.
Effect of Rose essential oil inhalation on stress-induced skin-barrier disruption
Anticonflict effects of plant-derived essential oils
Evaluation of the effects of plant-derived essential oils on central nervous system function using discrete shuttle-type conditioned avoidance response in mice
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