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This product is certified by the Soil Association

NHR Organic Oils Ltd is certified by the Soil Association

*NEW* Organic Rose Otto Essential Oil - Low methyl eugenol (Rosa damascena)

*NEW* Organic Rose Otto Essential Oil - Low methyl eugenol (Rosa damascena)
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*NEW* Organic Rose Otto Essential Oil - Low methyl eugenol (Rosa damascena)
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Methyl eugenol (ME) is a naturally occurring compound found in oil distilled from rosa damascena (Otto) flowers. ME is an important bioactive compound with wide range of applications both in cosmetic and flavouring. However, at higher concentrations it can have some negative effects such as irritation to the skin.

In regular Rose Otto you would expect to find 0.80 6% ME with the average being around 2%. Our low ME contains ≤ 0.5% and can be as low as 0.12%

This is achieved by harvesting the rose blossoms at a specific stage of opening. The different stages of opening of the rose bud will yield different levels of ME in the oil distilled from it. Stages 3 and 4 rose flower buds (flower buds prior to the opening of petals) showed more than 5 times ME reduction and preservation of the relative content of the major rose oil compounds, compared to fully blown roses.

The low ME Rose Otto oil has a sweet and mild aroma, more delicate than the Rose Otto oil distilled from the fully open rose blossoms.

This specialist organic Rose Otto with a naturally low ME content makes it more suited to topical applications in beauty and skincare. It has not undergone any additional or artificial process to reduce the ME.

Please note: Organic Rose is a specialist oil and at temperatures below 20c it can crystalize. Gentle warming is required to return to liquid.
Please also be aware that 1ml & 2.5ml sizes come in a 5ml bottle so will not appear to be full.
For this precious oil, we recommend to use a glass rod or similar such as a toothpick to extract the oil from the bottle rather than using the dropper.

Botanical Name - Rosa damascena

Aroma - Sensual, rosy, sweet and floral
Extraction - Steam distillation

Part of Plant - From the petals, handpicked at dawn when the fragrance is at its best. Around 1200 roses are used to make just 1ml of essential oil!

Country of Origin - Iran

Chemical Constituents - Citronellol, geraniol, nerol. 
Low in methyl eguenol (≤ 0.12%)

Uses - Beautiful and joyful, the queen of oils. Excellent in skin care especially for dry, mature or reddened skins. Nurturing and gentle, it opens the heart and helps to release states of anger, anxiety or 

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Organic Certificate - This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association's standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.

Soil Association Food Grade Organic Certificate ~ Downloads

Material Safety Data Certificate (MSDS) ~ Download

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Certificate of Analysis (CoA) certificate(s) ~ View

Specification ~ Download

Allergens ~ Download

IFRA ~ Download


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