Rose has been highly prized for centuries. There are over 10,000 types of cultivated rose, many of which are extensively used in toiletries for both men and women. It is extremely difficult to extract oil from the petals of the rose. The two main ways are first, solvent extraction of a concrete which is then produced into an absolute, and second distillation to produce an essential oil. Production of an absolute gives a better yield, but distillation gives a much finer fragrance. It can solidify easily and the bottle may be warmed in the hands before use. Rose Otto (Otto comes from the Ottoman Empire) is the distilled oil, produced by water or steam distillation from very fresh petals. The fragility of the petals necessitates great skill in production. Absolute Aromas has selected this rose otto for its purity and quality. Before an important evening out, try soaking in a tepid/warm bath containing 2 drops of Petitgrain, 2 drops of Rose Otto and 1 drop of Bergamot, all blended in a teaspoonful of Coconut oil. Blend the following oils in 10ml of Peach Kernel oil for a delicious-smelling massage oil to help you sleep: 1 drop of Petitgrain, 2 drops of Rose Otto and 2 drops of Lavender. Do not use during the first four months of pregnancy.