This Bulgarian Rose Otto Essential Oil is harvested from the world-renowned Kazanlak Valley of Roses. The Valley of Roses is the home to hundreds of the finest herbs, botanicals, and plants, as it is considered to have the best soil structure, air humidity, and precipitation. Bulgarian Rose Otto harvests occur in late spring and are still hand-picked according to the 300-year old tradition. Once the roses are harvested, they are transported in large sacks to the distiller, where the oil is distilled from the freshly picked blossoms. Roughly 10,000 pounds of rose petals are required to distill one pound of oil. Specific Benefits of Rose Otto Essential Oil as follows: Skincare... Rose otto is hydrating and nourishing for the skin. It's particularly useful for dry and sensitive skin, and thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it helps with skin regeneration and rejuvenation. Aphrodisiac... No flower is more closely associated with love than the rose, and with good reason. Rose otto has powerful aphrodisiac properties, whether it is inhaled, applied to the skin, or used to create a relaxing and fragrant bath. Opens the heart to unconditional love and invites gratitude... Rose otto instills feelings of love, compassion, and gratitude. It is uplifting, and removes feelings of sadness, anxiety, and depression. It's considered to be one of the key essential oils for balancing the heart chakra. Properties: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Bactericidal, Cholagogue, Deodorant, Disinfectant, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Hepatic, Sedative, Stomachic, Tonic. Perfumery Note: Middle Blends with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium,German Chamomile, Ginger, Helichrysum,Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli,Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood,Ylang Ylang, Vetiver.