Rose Damask Absolute, Morocco

Rosa damescena

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Rose absolute Rosa damescena Both of our absolutes are solvent extracted in the Berber lands of southern Morocco, from Rose flower concrete. Roses for essential…
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Rose absolute

Rosa damescena

Both of our absolutes are solvent extracted in the Berber lands of southern Morocco, from Rose flower concrete.

Roses for essential oil and absolute production are generally harvested in April-May, with variations depending on the weather.

This is our special Rose damescena and it’s a very fragrant and gorgeous oil, suitable for perfume and skincare as well as aromatherapy, of course! There is nothing to rival the sweet seductive regal redolence of rose.

Rose expands our awareness and faith.

Rose is known for her affinity for the heart.

Above all, rose is a balm to the soul.

Roses were originally cultivated in ancient Persia, and then the areas encompassing modern Pakistan, Iran, and India. Cultivation then spread across Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, and into Greece and Bulgaria. Today we find commercial rose harvests almost world-wide, including Bulgaria, France, Morocco, Egypt, and the Arabian Peninsula to name a few. Morocco has a well established rose industry, with many farms, and a special relationship with the roses, who love growing there, as is obvious.


Arctander says:

The absolute is orange-yellow, orange-reddish, or slightly olive-yellowish colored, viscous liquid of extremely rich, warm, spicy-floral and very deep rose odor with a more of less pronounced honey-like undertone. It's diffusive power is only realized when the absolute is diulted or used at the concentration of a few percent or even less in a perfume base. 

In perfumery, apart from strictly rosy florals, it forms important parts of the conventional rose-jasmine  complex which is foundin countless perfumes. Used in cassie modifications, carnation bases, chypres, etc.

In flavors, this ezquisite material offeres interesting effects and bouquet in trace amounts, in apricot, strawberry, raspberry, bitter almond, apple, etc. Its flavor is somewhat sharp at high concentration but it becomes soft and warm, sweet balsamic and slightly spicy upon extreme dilution. 

Blends well with jasmine, cassie, mimosa, orange flower, and other florals, many synthetic perfume materials, and modifying essential oils such as bergamot, clary sage, geranium, sandalwood, guaiacwood, patchouli, etc.


Battaglia says:

Rose oil is referred to as a gentle but potent anti-depressant. Rose oil may be used as a sedative for the nerves; it’s useful in the treatment of palpitations, irritability and insomnia. It helps to release anger, despair and frustration.

It opens the heart and soothes feelings such as anger, fear and anxiety.

For aromatherapy blending, to alleviate anxiety, nervous tension and stress, consider blending rose absolute or rose essential oil with bergamot, roman chamomile, clary sage, geranium, lavender, mandarin, sweet orange, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, vetiver or ylang ylang.

For mature dry skin conditions, consider blending rose absolute with frankincense, lavender, myrrh, patchouli, or sandalwood


Steffen Arctander—Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin


Salvatore Battaglia-The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy Third edition Volume 1.

Safety Warning

As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
Enfleurage makes no medical claims relating to any products, essential oils or otherwise, on our website or through social media. We are an essential oil company, not doctors, The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. We present our information in order to educate our customers on traditional and general uses of essential oils; in no way do we diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or condition.
You the customer are responsible for understanding the safe use of any and all of our products, including essential oils, and use them accordingly.

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