True Rose essential oil is extremely expensive and has a couple main types. Rose Otto is a pure rose oil that is distilled from the rose petals without adding anything to the oil. The fragrance from this oil, if kept properly, will literally last forever. Many different companies and countries will produce Rose Otto and depending on the environment that the roses grew in etc the fragrance will vary slightly along with the cost. I have purchase less expensive Rose Otto for $40.00 a 1/16th ounce but it can be thousands of dollars for just a small amount. The reason why it is so expensive is that to make 1 pound (or about 17 Floz) of oil you need to use 4000 lbs of fine rose petals.
|This wonderful Rose Otto is from Bugaria which boasts to be the very finest Rose oil there is with a deep rich history dating back thousands of years. |
The specific bottle shown can be found in Etsy Shop KamalaPerfumes at http://www.etsy.com/shop/KamalaPerfumes?ref=seller_info
While the Rose Otto and Absolute are quite expensive a little drop will go very far. If your budget does not allow for such an investment you can always use less pure essential oils that have been "cut" (meaning that another carrier oil has been used to dilute the oil) or use a synthetic fragrance oil. If you choose the less expensive product make sure that you are investing in a quality product from a repitubable company because even the cheaper products have high and low grades.
|OK I have to admit I just L-O-V-E this bottle it is so pretty! Not only do you get this great bottle but you will receive some high quality Rose Essential oil found in Etsy shop Hilary'sBazaar at|
Traditionally women have used Rose Water for years although it had it start in the Middle East and was used more for rituals and flavoring of foods. I always think of it as an oldfashioned wash or light perfume. Making your own Rose Water can be as easy and you can find the recipes by clicking on the link below. You may also just purchase some already made from a shop such as: but it depends on how much time you have and how adventuresome you are.
Here are some other wonderful handmade products from ETSY that uses Rose Essential and Fragrance Oils...
As with any aromatherapy and essential oil, check for allergies first and consult your physician prior to use.