Rose Extract Products
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We are passionate about all things rose! In 2013 my sister and I went to Bulgaria, to experience their Rose Festival and to see first hand how rosewater is produced. Bulgaria is one of the leading countries in rose product export, along with Turkey and Iran. If we run out of our own homemade rosewater we tend to use Turkish rosewater. We find it has a slightly higher content of rose oil than the Bulgarian rosewater, so it has a stronger scent. Not all varieties of rose are used in the production of oils and perfumes. In France the Rose de Provence has been used for decades by the perfume industry because of its wonderful scent. The Kazanlak rose is the main one used for oil extraction, and rosa rugosa or eglantiers are used for rosehip oil.
Since 2014 we have been growing roses, organically of course, for the rosewater and infused rose oil that we use in our products.
All our rosewater products have a fairly mild scent. This comes from the principle ingredient – infused or distilled rose petals.
Throughout history rose oil has been used as a scent or basic ingredient of perfumes. However, it takes so many petals to produce a few mls of the precious oil that it is often at least as expensive as gold. For this reason many oils, perfumes and creams that call themselves “Rose” have been synthetically produced.
Natural rose fragrance is continually sought after for its uplifting and reviving scent. It is also said that when one smells the perfume of a rose it triggers the same hormones as those that are produced when we fall in love. Hence the reason for the classic gift of red roses as a symbol of love.
Luckily for us, the steam distillation process that is used to extract rose oil creates rose water as a by-product. The resulting flower water contains many different beneficial components. It is extensively used as an emollient in skin care products. Its tonic and soothing quality is useful for all skin types, especially mature, dry and sensitive. It nourishes, tonifies and hydrates the skin. Helping to maintain the skin’s pH balance, Rosewater stimulates regeneration processes and has a soothing and anti-reddening effect. It helps the skin texture to become more even and elastic. It is said that scars, minor infections, sunburn, ageing skin and thread veins all benefit from its action.
Historically, the secret of Cleopatra’s beauty was attributed to bathing her face daily in rose water. Queen Elizabeth 1st insisted that Rose Oil be added to the Holy Oil used at her coronation and it has been used in the anointing of British Kings and Queens ever since.