Rosa damascena Heavenly rose, sweet floral nectar with layers of spice and richness open heart space. Nurturing to the skin, soul and spirity, this fine botanical essence is highly revered in cultures around the world! – Analgesic – Anti-fungal – Anti-infective – Anti-septic – Anti-viral – Astringent – Culinary delight! – Effective for cold sores / mouth ulcers – Emotional heart healing – Regulates menstrual flow – Excellent to vaporize – Mood elevating – Regulates menstrual flow – Relaxes nerves – Vulnerary Dr. Nick Notes Rose essence falls under the delightful classification of rare & exotic. ~2,000 petals of rose, produces ONE DROP of rose essential oil (steam distilled). Honored and revered for thousands of years, initially rose oil was slowly separated in pools of water using sunlight and separated gently for it’s beautifying purposes. It’s addition to skin care products can dry weeping skin (astringent), tonify the face, assist in healing cold sores. Mood elevating and rich with many different species of rose – all slightly different in their fragrant expressions. True steam distilled rose otto will freeze when cold (low room temperature) and can be a great indicator of true rose otto. True Bulgarian rose absolute is very well appreciated for it’s deep red hues. I find the rose otto is lighter, more etheric – excellent for botanical perfumes that are higher in nature. Slightly spiritually intoxicating. My preference for foods/beverages is surprisingly rose absolute (despite the solvent extraction which may leave micro amounts of solvent not desired for internal use) as it’s more full bodied, rich and deep in the heart center. Rose absolute uses pharmaceutical grade hexane to extract a full spectrum cross-section of rose extract. Also has a bold red color, very rich honey-like notes. Rose otto is very light in body and smells highly of top notes. We source red rose, rosa damascena which is the most common rose commercially available and highly appreciated world-wide. How to Use Regal baths using 1-3 drops (especially rose absolute), combine with cedar for a deeply relaxing experience with a lover. Create a massage lotion and rub into the stomach during a menstrual cycle to assist in regular flow. Can be infused in low concentrations to foods/beverages (Doc’s preference is rose absolute). Add 1 drop into raw honey for an intoxicating heart opening treat. Great for calming the nerves, infuse into a diffuser. Infuse into coconut oil to aid in fighting athlete’s foot or other fungal infections. Super potent topically against cold-sores – apply neat! Awe-ing in botanical perfumery. Precautions Contraindicated in first trimester. May cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals (rare) (ie. Eugenol content). Rare, exotic & costly extract – consider diluted for use as botanical perfume. ~ Be Blessed ~ Scent: Spicy, sweet nectar – absolute more full-bodied, otto light & etheric [heart-centered] Blends Well With: Black Pepper, Blood Orange, Cedar Atlas, Fennel, Geranium, Ginger, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Star Anise, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang Cultivation: Conventionally Farmed Origin: S. Africa / Turkey / Morocco Extraction Method: Solvent Extracted (Absolute) or Steam Distilled (Rose Otto) Terpenes: Over 250 Terpenes, many in trace amounts. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. *
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