Rose Oil


💊 Chemical information

Attar of Rose; Esencia de Rosa; Oleum Rosae; Otto of Rose; Rosa, aceite esencial de.




(Rose Oil). A volatile oil distilled with steam from the fresh flowers of Rosa gallica, R. damascena, R. alba, R. centifolia, and varieties of these species (Rosaceae). It is a colourless or yellow liquid, having the characteristic odour of rose. At 25° it is a viscous liquid. On gradual cooling, it changes to a translucent, crystalline mass, easily liquefied by warming. Miscible with an equal volume of chloroform. Store in well-filled airtight containers.

💊 Profile

Rose oil is largely employed in perfumery and toilet preparations and has been used as a flavour. It is also used in aromatherapy. It contains citronellol. Hypersensitivity reactions have been reported.

💊 Preparations

USNF 26: Stronger Rose Water; USP 31: Rose Water Ointment.

Proprietary Preparations

Hung.: Naksol†. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Estri-Atlas; Chile: Cicapost; Ger.: Rosatum Heilsalbe; Port.: Cicapost.
Published May 08, 2019.