Our rose oil comes from the damask rose (Rosa damascena, from the plant family Rosaceae), which grows across Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia, India and China. Other rose species can be used to produce rose oils and absolutes.
Rose oil is also sometimes described as rose ‘otto’ or ‘attar,’ which comes from the Arabic word ‘utur,’ meaning perfume. Rose oil is extracted by steam distillation from the flower petals of the plant. It is more expensive than the absolute because steam distillation yi