Ingredient: Rose Otto essential oil
Latin name: Rosa Damascena
Fun Facts: The Ancient Greeks protected themselves from plagues and outbreak with Rose Otto, while Arab sheiks preserved the petals in protective jars to seal in their healing powers.
The process of extracting the oil from the petals of the Bulgarian Rose Damascena (one of the rarest flowers in the world) is the most labor intensive process in the entire rose industry and it takes approximately 180 pounds of rose petals to achieve 1 oz of oil! The extremely limited yearly supply (3000 to 4500 kg) not only makes it one of the most precious essential oils in the world, but also particularly pricey.
Skincare Benefits: To us, rose oil is the queen of all oils and the reason why we included it in every single Double Happiness product is that it's beneficial to all skin types.
Due to its molecular structure, which is compatible to the skins tissue, rose oil acts as a very powerful moisturizer to hydrate in extremely drying conditions and its antioxidants will absorb deep into the dermis layer of the skin to encourage cellular turnover for a healthy, glowing complexion.
For those dealing with acne, rose oil is a critical ingredient to look for as the antiseptic and astringent properties will help to reduce flare-ups, and its ability to hydrate will send a signal to your skin that it doesn't need to produce more sebum (its the over-production of sebum which causes the vicious breakout cycle).
Aromatherapy Benefits: Rose oil has traditionally been used to reduce stress when applied on the skin and several studies have even linked it to decreasing anxiety and depression. While roses themselves are synonymous with love, their scent is commonly used in aromatherapy as an aphrodisiac.
Double Happiness Products With Rose Otto Essential Oil: All of them!