Visagenics Bulgarian Rose Absolute Oil
Native to Bulgaria, the Visagenics Rose Absolute Oil is made from the fragrant blooms of the rose plant, also known as rosaceae. Visagenics produces two types of Rose Oil, Rose Otto and Rose Absolute. The differences lie in the way the oils are extracted and processed: Rose Otto or Rose Essential Oil is steam distilled, while Rose Absolute is extracted using a solvent method.
Rose absolute is far less expensive than the Rose Essential Oil and it will have a scent that is more typical of what you would expect from a rose oil.
Visagenics Bulgarian Rose Absolute Description
Bulgarian Rose absolute presents as either a greenish or reddish-orange colored viscous oil with a rich, sweet, floral, spicy, and strong middle fragrance note. Because of the method in which it is extracted, it will solidify in cooler temperatures, requiring a slight warming to return to its liquid state. Rather than being a sign of a flaw, this change is actually indicative of purity.
The chemical components of rose absolute include:
· Methyl eugenol
· Geranyl acetate
To obtain the best possible diffusive results from rose absolute oil, it must be diluted. Rose absolute has a much more concentrated scent than rose otto, which is good when adding to cosmetics, creams, soaps or other products. Even diluted, it will produce an aromatic effect conducive to its many physical and emotional benefits.
Visagenics Bulgarian Rose Absolute Production Notes
Though there are thousands of varieties of rose cultivated all over the world, there are really only three that have the aromatics enough to produce a highly concentrated essential oil.
The most prolific and common is R. gallica, also known as French rose or Rose of Anatolia. The other two are R. centifolia (Rose of Ispahan), and the Syrian R. Damascena, also known as the damask rose or rose of Damascus. It is the latter that is most densely cultivated for essential oils and the most greatly prized, both for its aromatic and therapeutic properties. All visagenics Rose Absolute and Rose Oil (Rose Otto) are produced from our own organic fields of Rose Damascena, which ensures the best quality of the oil.
Bulgaria has been the preferred source for high-quality roses for essential oils for generations. The climate and the conditions in Bulgaria are ideal for growing high-quality, aromatic damask roses and, currently, most of the rose oil produced in the world comes from this region.
As for why it is so expensive – it takes a lot of rose petals to make a very small amount of rose absolute essential oil—1000 pounds of raw material are needed to make just one kilo of oil! Rose absolute, however, is generally less expensive than rose otto and this, combined with its stronger fragrance, make it a widely used alternative of the expensive Bulgarian Rose Essential Oil.
How to Use Bulgarian Rose Absolute
Because of its highly concentrated nature, it is essential to dilute rose absolute oil properly prior to use. For best results, use a dilution ratio of anywhere from one percent to 10 percent, but certainly no more.
Though rose absolute is better known for its use in perfumery, it has many benefits in aromatherapy and beauty.
Diluted with jojoba, fractionated coconut, or sweet almond oils, rose absolute makes a great healing massage.
Lift the mood and reduce anxiety
When diffused, the scent of Bulgarian Rose Absolute can help to relieve anxiety, depression, and daily stress.
Skin and hair tonic
Rose oil tonifies and rejuvenates the skin and helps to retain moisture throughout the day. It has anti-inflammatory properties that are great for dry skin as well as conditions like alopecia. It tones and tightens aging skin, strengthens the scalp, and can slow signs of aging.
Bulgarian Rose absolute has the ability to draw oils and impurities from the skin. It also strengthens the elastin/collagen levels in your skin, which will help you maintain a youthful and healthy glow.
Aging skin of the face, neck, and hands can all benefit from rose absolute. It helps to even out skin tone, reduce puffiness under the eyes, and minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Relieve pain, cramping, and menopausal complaints
For stomach cramps, menstrual cramps, or nausea, Bulgarian Rose Absolute can be inhaled directly or rubbed onto the cramped area. Many menopausal women have reported that rose absolute helps to reduce the severity of their symptoms, including hot flashes, headaches, palpitations, and sleeplessness.
Bulgarian Rose Absolute has many antiseptic qualities and can be applied to sunburn, minor cuts, and scrapes to speed healing. The astringent qualities of rose absolute helps to slow blood flow to small wounds; be sure to dilute the oil with an appropriate carrier before applying.
Add Visagenics Rose Absolute to your bathwater before bed for a relaxing, calming soak. Dilute about 5-6 drops of rose absolute in one teaspoon of carrier oil before adding it to a warm bath.
To promote feelings of warmth and closeness, dilute and apply rose absolute directly to the skin. Its anxiety-relieving effects help to promote romance and may help you “break the ice” in romantic situations.
Rose absolute is a skin irritant and must be diluted before applying directly to the skin. As long as the recommended dilution ratios are observed, rose absolute is completely safe. Before applying liberally, test on an inconspicuous area of skin to make sure you do not have a reaction. If you have sensitive skin, you should probably avoid rose absolute or at least do not use in concentrations of more than one percent.
If you are pregnant or nursing, rose absolute is not recommended as its safety has not been established. Avoid contact with mucous membranes, eyes, inner ears, open wounds or any other highly sensitive areas of the body.
As with other essential oils, it is always recommended to consult a health practitioner who is qualified in essential oil therapy.