Rose (Otto or Absolute) Essential Oils

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Rose (Otto or Absolute) Essential Oils

Postby ALMT on Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:10 pm

I'm considering buying Rose Essential Oil for Valentine's Day. I've been doing research and have "learned" that Turkish is more reputable than Bulgarian Rose Otto because of the corruption present in Bulgaria since the dismantling of the USSR (some years back I had a housemate from Bulgaria, and his stories didn't give me confidence either). The only way I'd buy Bulgarian is from a reputable source that does the Gas Chromotography on all batches.

I'm basically focusing on Turkish Rose Essential Oil.

Does anyone have experience with Rose Otto from Turkey?
Does anyone have experience with Rose Absolute from Turkey?

Rose Otto is SO expensive that I'm debating whether to get it or a Rose Absolute (roughly half the price at places I've looked). According to what I've read, for perfumery/fragrance, Rose Absolute is preferred, but for health uses, Otto is best. This leaves me wondering which I should get for Valentine's Day (and other "gift" times like Mother's Day).

Your opinions would be appreciated. And if you have one on Bulgarian Rose, I'm open to that too...

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Postby mtnlionz on Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:47 am

Marlene,
Your post got me curious about the Rose I have used for a few years. The label reads "Pure Organic Rose Otto Essential Oil, 5% dilution in Jojoba,
Rose damascena flower, steam distilled, Bulgaria"

I acquired most of my essential oils at Apothecary Tinctura in Denver, CO when I was living there. It's a great company, and they teach professional classes on aromatherapy in house. http://www.apothecarytinctura.com

I'm not an aficionado of essential oils by any means, so I don't have a strong opinion. Your post is informative regarding the geography/politics, thanks for the enlightenment. I don't know if their supplier uses the Gas Chromotography process. I suspect they offer the Rose Otto because they are geared toward health and wellness rather than perfumery.

I use the rose more for myself, though sometimes also with clients to access higher energetic vibration when I'm intuitively drawn to. I really like your idea of offering Rose for Valentine's Day, I'm going to think about that!

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Postby EgoMagickian on Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:59 pm

Your understanding pretty much matches up with mine. The guy behind av-at.com spends most of his time in Turkey. I'm sure he'd be glad to speak to any questions you might have.

As far as which rose to buy, that seems like a tough question... I suppose it depends on your clientele and positioning, really.
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Postby ALMT on Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:49 pm

To wrap this up, I ended up ordering Rose Absolute from Turkey. While I could have gotten the Otto for therapeutic purposes, my present focus is more of a "gift" usage (V-day as mentioned), thus I opted for the less expensive alternative.

But that didn't stop me from ordering $200 worth of an array of essential oils from av-at.com (thanks for the referral, Josh) ...
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