It is an essential oil obtained from the distillation of a mixture composed of 35% damask rose and 65% sandalwood.

The plant and the production of essential oil

This essential oil is obtained by placing 35% Damask rose petals and 65% sandalwood in the distiller (to be precise, Santalum album i.e. citrine sandalwood, a typical variety of India) and the attar method is used which is a traditional Indian method using low pressure steam. The damask rose or Damascus rose is not a natural species but an artificial hybrid obtained from the crossing of R. gallica and R. moschata. The flowers are particularly renowned for their perfume and therefore used in the cosmetic industry for the preparation of rose water. The plant is a shrub with large thorns that can reach 2 meters in height. The flower is small compared to other rose varieties. The color of the flower can range from light pink to light red. The leaves are pinnate, which means that the petiole is branched and leaflets branch off from it, in the case of the Damascena rose there are five or seven. Citrine sandalwood (Santalum album L.) is a small tropical plant of the Santalaceae family. Its original distribution areas are southern India, eastern Indonesia and northern Australia. It is currently widespread in the tropical and subtropical forests of several other countries, requiring a rainy climate.

Properties of attar rose essential oil

Essentially it is an incense, traditional medicine prescribes it as an adjuvant for meditation and to rediscover serenity , antiseptic, antispasmodic, calming, purifying, etc. properties are also attributed to it. but as we know some of these properties are more or less attributed to all essential oils and if you are looking for an antiseptic you will certainly turn to something more specific.

How to use rose attar essential oil

From what was written in the previous paragraph it follows that the typical use of the essential oil of damask rose and sandalwood is aromatherapy. The rose perfume is still, even with all the synthetic fragrances available, one of the most used in the industry, it is a sweet and fresh perfume that lifts the spirit. The scent of sandalwood is instead known for the sensation of warmth that recalls the embrace of the house. That's why it's a perfect marriage, the one between rose and sandalwood to obtain an essential oil that diffused in the environment would help to face difficult moments and would favor meditation by calming and at the same time lifting the spirit.


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