Rose Absolute

Rose absolute helps to keep mature skin soft and supple and it helps to ease dryness. It’s very effective on hard skin, so it helps STEAMCREAM to work on elbows, heels and knees and it’s good for sensitive skin too. It is also believed to have a balancing effect on emotions.

Country of origin: Turkey

A little more information for the curious…

Our rose absolute comes from the flower petals of the damask rose (Rosa damascena, from the plant family Rosaceae). It is obtained by solvent extraction. Rose is thought to be the first floral.

Rose absolute is dark reddish brown in colour and has a sweet, floral, rosy aroma. There are around 300 constituents in rose absolute, but some of the main ones are citronellol, geraniol and phenyl ethyl alcohol. This means the absolute has a complex aroma and many interesting properties.

Rose is said to have been the first floral essential oil to be distilled.

Rose absolute and rose oil are popular in perfumery and aromatherapy. Aromatherapists recommend rose for depression, sadness and grief as it is believed to have a balancing effect on emotions. The scent of rose is also considered an aphrodisiac and Cleopatra was said to have used the scent of roses to seduce Mark Anthony!

Rose absolute is a great ingredient for moisturising products and it is good choice for mature, rough or irritated skins. We use this oil to help improve skin’s appearance and to perfume skin.

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