Rose oil (rose otto, attar of rose, attar of roses or rose essence) is the essential oil extracted from the petals of various types of rose. Rose ottos are extracted through steam distillation,while rose absolutes are obtained through solvent extraction, the absolute being used more commonly in perfumery. Even with their high price and the advent of organic synthesis, rose oils are still perhaps the most widely used essential oil in perfumery.
Although more research is needed to confirm some of its benefits, rose oil may be used effectively to: reduce anxiety, stress, depression, and pain. increase libido. protect against harmful bacteria and fungi.