The Healing Powers of Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute

Isis Jade


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Known as the Queen of Flowers, True Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute is treasured by aromatherapists, alchemists, perfumers, root workers, healers and perfume collectors across the world. 

This exquisite fragrant oil is a powerful healing tool that can be used for a multitude of needs.

What Is Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute?

True Bulgarian Rose has been cultivated and distilled in the Ancient Valley of Thracian Kings for over 400 years. 

Also known as The Rose Valley (Bulgarian: Розова долина, Rozova dolina) this is a region in Bulgaria located just south of the Balkan Mountains and the eastern part of the lower Sredna Gora chain to the south.

 Geologically, it consists of two river valleys, those of the Stryama to the west and the Tundzha to the east, stretching approximately 87 miles.

Bulgarian Damascus Rose  Farm Damascus Rose Absolute

Rich in history with over 1,500 known Thracian tombs, most of which have not been opened or explored, the valley contains powerfully fertile soil. Every year, people from around the world join to celebrate during the Festival of Roses and to assist in distilling Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute.

Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak in Bulgaria - Damascus Rose Absolute

It is little wonder to those of us who work to preserve ancient knowledge through the art of aromatherapy and alchemy, that the Queen of Flowers would grow so prolifically in a valley filled with ancient kings.

Why Invest in True Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute from Bulgaria?

Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute - The Queen of Flowers.

Rosa damascena cultivated in the Bulgarian Valley of the Roses is considered the most superior of all rose absolutes in the world.

Certified Organic Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute is also one of the most expensive substances on earth.

To make just 1 milligram of pure rose absolute you need 50.000 individual petals (around 1500 rose flowers) which is the equivalent of around 3.5 kilograms (7-8 pounds) of rose petals.

Rose absolute production is one of the most labor intensive processes due to the very small amount produced. That is why Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute is so precious and is called ‘liquid gold’.

Harvesting Bulgarian Damascus Rose Petals for Damascus Rose Absolute

Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute contains one of the most complex chemical constituent profiles of any aromatherapeutic oil in the world, including other rose absolutes distilled in other parts of the world.

These complex constituents contribute to the sublime and nuanced fragrance we know as Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute, while also bringing countless emotional, physical and spiritual benefits.

True Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute contains over 400 known constituents (compounds that provide healing and transformation), such as β-citronellol, geraniol, nerol, 2-phenylethyl alcohol, eugenol, methyleugenol, trans-β-farnesol, linalool and aliphatic hydrocarbons.

This complex synergy of Rose Absolute has made it one of the most sought after and beloved ingredients.

Many people claim that Rose Otto is more useful in aromatherapy than Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute. 

However, my in-depth research into the constituent profiles of both compounds has led me to believe that Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute even when diluted to 10% tests stronger and more beneficial than Rose Otto.

Why? The simple fact is that many of the constituents in Rose Otto are damaged during steam distillation.

History of Roses, Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute & Sacred Rose Oil

Damascus Rose Absolute Harvest - Ancient Rome

Damascus Rose Harvest - Ancient Rome.

Used throughout history for their exquisite scent and visual beauty, roses encourage feelings of abundance, happiness and contentment and well-known historically for being heart chakra openers.

Traces of rose extracts have been found in several tombs dating back to around 2000 BC with signs of cultivation beginning at around 4000 BC. In Egypt, rose oil was used in perfume cones which were worn on the head and allowed to melt, drenching the wearer in the fragrant essence of roses.

According to the ancient Texts of Saqqara, the Egyptians ascribed rose oil as the ‘Heart of Isis’ The Goddess of 10,000 names, who was considered all-loving and wise.

Isis was the Goddess of all things hidden, of mystery and magical wisdom as well as love and beauty, as the embodiment of ‘The Divine Feminine.’  

In fact, the Egyptian hieroglyph for Rose resembles a doorway, as if to express it as a portal to information and deeper knowledge.

In Jewish folklore, it was a rose that revealed the truth, in a tale of a woman who was falsely accused by a suitor when she refused his advances and ordered burned at the stake. In a strange twist of events, however, the fire consumes the accuser, and leaves her unscathed.

A red rose grows from the ashes of her accuser, signifying his deceit, while at her feet a white rose appears, a symbol of her innocence.

Rose was a sacred symbol of a number of gods and goddesses of the Mediterranean world, including Aphrodite, the Goddess of Eudaimonia and Love, as well as Eros (Cupid) and Aphrodite's most handsome lover, Adonis.

It is said that Aphrodite emerged from the sea, white roses formed from the sea foam. When her love Adonis died, Aphrodite mixed her tears with his blood to create red roses.

Roses have an interesting and unassuming connection to mystery, secrecy, and the revelation of truth.

Revered in the Islamic world, especially by the Sufi mystics, roses were used to reveal the truth about one of Muhammad's wives and her adultery. 

Muhammad gave his wife a bouquet of red roses and had her throw them in water. Once immersed, the roses turned yellow, revealing her malfeasance.

In Medieval Christianity, the petals of the Rose were identified with the wounds of Christ and came to symbolize both the Virgin Mary and Christian martyrs. Many royal houses used the  the rose in their crests as a symbol of love and nobility.

Spiritual Benefits of Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute

Rose Celebration in Rome, Italy - Damascus Rose Absolute

True Certified Organic Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute has the highest vibrational frequency of any oil, and harmonizes and raises the vibrational frequency of any blend.

Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute is used spiritually to manifest wealth, love, luck, abundance and good fortune as well as to purify and raise the vibration of your space.

As a Ritual Alchemy ingredient, Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute is considered one of the most treasured substances alchemists and those who practice energy healing & spiritual ritual prefer to use.

Rose absolute is a perfect fit for any kind of heart healing, ritual, or meditation because it is associated with divine love, insight & truth perhaps more than any other aromatherapeutic compound. It is also a good choice for those seeking wisdom from female deities, or those working with feminine energy.

Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute's metaphysical meaning is ‘divine love & truth’. It encourages you to be loving, compassionate, genuine, honest and fully yourself.

Wearing a perfume with Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute can lead your way to your true love and your most abundant destiny while helping you tackle any obstacles by strengthening your mental and spiritual optimism and resolve. People regularly report smelling the fragrance of roses while communicating with angels, devas or ascended masters in prayer or meditation.

Higher Vibrational Beings use rose scents as physical signs of their presence with people because Rose contains a very powerful energy field & has an energy that travels between dimensional space and time.

The Rose has long been associated with Alchemy, Hermeticism, the Ancient Goddesses, and the Virgin Mary.

It is a symbol of awakening into Divine Love, Enlightened Living and evolving into your destined path. 

Steeped in magical energies, Roses & Rose Absolute are a must have in every magical & alchemical herb collection, as the magic within them is powerful, piercing, truthful and full of depth.

Roses are not only useful for loves spells; they can raise divinatory energies, unveil mysteries, provide protection and aid in matters of truth and things of beauty.

Adding about 2-3 drop of Rose Absolute to a cold-air aromatherapy diffuser will instantly dissipate negative energy in your home and replace it with positive energy and love.

Wearing a perfume or aromatherapeutic compound with Rose Absolute will produce an elevating and uplifting effect, help balance your emotions and help open you to give and receive unconditional love and compassion into your life.

What is the Alchemical Ruling Planet of Rose?

Venus is the ruling planet of the Rose. When you wear a perfume containing Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute - such as Alchemyst Co's Aphrodite's Kiss - it attracts charm and auric glow to you.

People will be influenced by you. Wherever you go, you will attract the attention of people around you, opening new doors to opportunity and possibly even love.

When working with planetary influences, understanding that each planet is a representative of a higher being that coordinates and imbues the objects it rules with its energy and with his or her own likes and dislikes. How each oil is influenced by a planet helps us maximize its power and harmonize it with other specific oils and herbs, especially in our Chakra Synergies and Zodiac Perfume Collections.

Venus occupies a sanguine category, with warm and moist energies. Venus prefers peace and connection in her relationships and rules over our sense of touch or feeling.

Paracelsus assigned to her rulership of the kidneys. Astrologers of the Renaissance wrote of her affinity for the throat, thymus, skin, the intercellular matrix, uterus, and ovaries and gave her co-rulership of the liver with Jupiter.

I'll explain exactly how Rose Absolute positively affects each of these areas.

It is no wonder why one of the most powerful ancient feminine symbols for divine love is the Rose of Venus.

The Rose of Venus is an ancient symbol that mimics the pentagrammic path traced by the planet Venus in the night sky. This, combined with the flower’s natural beauty, makes the rose an obvious symbol for connecting with the Goddess of Love.

The Rose of Venus Mandala is the Sacred Geometry pattern of the orbit as Venus revolves around the earth & seen as a pentagram design or five petal rose.

Wearing perfume that contains roses while meditating on this symbol is believed to assist in grounding the healing energies of Venus & aligning with universal love, compassion & harmony.

Aligning with the Rose of Venus is believed to enhance creativity, optimism, abundance, intuitive knowing & awareness of soul intent & purpose.

Which Alchemy Element Does Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute Correspond With?

The Beauty of Roses - Alchemy of Damascus Rose Absolute

Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute corresponds with the Alchemical Element of Water and nourishes the water element within you - the creative impulses, and inspiration that is necessary to manifest and unfold.

Rose is supportive for emotional healing, restoration of well-being, beauty, and  feelings of safety in going deeper into heavy emotions that sometimes may be necessary process but too difficult to experience alone. 

This is why Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute is a main ingredient in Alchemyst Co Deep Trauma Release PTSD Healing Blend.

Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute is a Key Ingredient in Alchemyst Co

What Chakra is Associated with Rose Absolute?

Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute is Associated with The Anahata or Heart Chakra for Healing Heartbreak

The Chakra connection to Rose is the Anahata - Heart Chakra. When blocked or immobile, the heart chakra impedes thymus communications to the rest of the body and can leave one open to an array of emotional, physical problems.

Damascus Rose Absolute is a quintessential heart chakra oil. It promotes love, compassion, hope, and an ability to experience deeper, more honest, and meaningful relationships. It instills an appreciation for beauty.

Consequently, rose cultivates a heart that is nurturing and self-loving. Using our Chakra Synergies Anahata Healing Oil across your pulse points and over your heart chakra will help clear any blockages and open your heart to healing and transformation. 

It will also aid in opening your heart chakra to divine love. Our Chakra Synergies Heart Charka Oil contains Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute as a main note to help heal the broken heart and restore balance. 

Which Zodiac Signs Are Connected to Rose?

Many Zodiac Signs Need Damascus Rose Absolute

Taurus - very reliable, patient, responsible and devoted, they are known for their headstrong and fierce as a bull, and their sign is connected to Red Roses.

Libra - all about beauty, love, relationship and connection. Fair-minded yet sometimes indecisive, fashionable and charming, Libra is typically connected to long-stemmed, multi-colored, variegated roses as colorful and vibrant as they are.

Virgo - Loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical. Virgos pays attention to the smallest details and cultivate a deep sense of humanity in their mission. Their sign is typically connected to Pink roses to help soften their harder edges.

Cancer - tenacious, highly imaginative, loyal, emotional, sympathetic, persuasive, White roses are typically connected to the Cancer signs, reminding them to stay innocent and honest with themselves and others. Many of our Zodiac Natural Perfumes contain sacred resins, attars and Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute.


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Is Rose a Feminine (yin) or Masculine (yang) Energy?

Rose is a very feminine energy and is considered to be the flower of the goddesses.  

It is a sublime symbolic energy associated with the Divine Feminine.

Emotional Benefits of Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute

On an emotional level, Rose Absolute is an incredible antidepressant and may help with post-natal depression or the depression that may follow the break up of a relationship, easing reactions of stress, anger, anxiety, worry, or anguish.

Due to its calming and pacifying effects, it may be used as a remedy for insomnia.

Additionally, Rose Absolute boosts self esteem, confidence, and mental strength. It also has a powerful effect where an emotional disturbance is linked to female sexuality.

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Sexual Healing Benefits of Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute

The intoxicating, alluring, feminine scent of Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute is a known aphrodisiac, inciting mood, arousal, and sexual desire for lasting passion and intimacy. 

Ancient Romans used to scatter rose petals on the bridal bed to incite sexual feelings of a newlywed couple, a tradition that continues in many parts of the world, today.

Physical Healing Benefits of Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute

Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute has many health related properties including uses as an antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, and anti-bacterial.

It is highly effective in skin care products for its anti-aging properties.

It also has a powerful effect on the uterus, thymus, ovaries as well as especially helpful with female hormonal & menstruation problems.

Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute is also an exceptional skin care oil, especially valuable for dry, sensitive or aging skin, as well as a scar healer due to its cellular rejuvenation effects.

We use it in our Skin Alchemy Balm & Luxury Bath Salts to help alleviate a wide variety of known skin issues. It is especially useful for the more delicate skin of the neck.  


One of the main ingredients in Alchemyst Co Skin Forgive All-Purpose Healing Balm is True Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute

As you can see the influences of the Planet Venus directly impact the physical benefits of Rose Absolute.

Alchemyst Co's Certified Organic Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute is Unique

Our Certified Organic Bulgarian Damascus Rose Absolute is obtained through a special process that preserves both the constituent complexity and the biodynamic energy of the rose.

Because of the unique climatic conditions and geologic settings in the area, the organic rose absolute we obtain is considered of superior quality with a very rich, multi-faceted, unique fragrance.

Roses are picked between 4 AM and 10 AM in the morning. 

The rose petals are placed in specially prepared willow branch baskets to preserve the dew of the rose petals. Afterwards, the rose petals are placed in bigger baskets made of willow branches and transported to the distillation farm.

After distilling, the rose absolute is tested, approved and bottled.

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