On the days when our rose products are being made, our facility is filled with the gorgeous scent of roses and an air of tranquillity descends.
This reminds us that at the moment in the Stara Planina valley in Bulgaria, the air will be filled with the scent of roses every day for weeks to come whilst the harvesting and preparation of our gorgeous organic rose hydrolat is in full swing.
A labour of love, the blooms are carefully hand-harvested early in the morning before the sun has chance to evaporate any of the precious essential oil from the petals.
Receiving a bunch of beautiful fragrant roses is guaranteed to lift the spirits and not just by virtue of their visual impact or traditional association with love, beauty and femininity.
Through Aromatherapy, we know that their glorious fragrance exhibits a positive influence on our mood and emotion via a direct connection between nasal sensors and the brain.
Dubbed the ‘queen of oils’, the exquisite essence of rose petals has long been acclaimed for its ability to lift the spirits and induce a positive frame of mind.
Rose benefits all skin types as it tones, hydrates and promotes elasticity and cell regeneration and is particularly indicated for sensitive, inflamed, dry, aging or allergy-prone skin.
It takes the petals from around 60 - 100 entire rose heads (up to 1000 petals) to yield just 1 drop of precious rose otto essential oil, so unsurprisingly it is the most precious and costly essential oil of all – substantially more so in organic quality.
Its composition is very complex and so far has defied all attempts by cosmetic chemists to replicate its true fragrance synthetically, so much of the non-organic rose essential produced finds its way into high end perfumes.
Rosewater (or hydrolat) is generally a by-product of rose essential oil distillation – valuable for skin care as well as a classic ingredient in genuine Turkish delight! Ours is a specific distillation of an exquisitely fragrant rose variety where all the valuable constituents, including the essential oil, are retained.
It takes 1 kilo of rose flowers to produce 1 kilo of rose hydrolat and whilst far less concentrated than pure essential oil, it contains all the valuable water soluble constituents of the petals including antioxidant polyphenols, flavonoids, vitamin C and other valuable components which help reduce inflammation and UV damage, promote hydration and collagen synthesis and encourage a healthy, more youthful skin.
This makes it an invaluable ingredient in our skin care products.
We source all our fragrant extracts of organic rose directly from family-owned farms with a long history of expertise in growing and distilling the highest quality blooms according to organic standards. Given the high cost of organic extracts in general, trusting their quality and purity is crucial and we love that they’re all completely traceable from field to bottle and feel confident this contributes significantly to the safe, effectiveness of our products. Timeless Rose Moisturiser
Many of our customers with inflamed skin conditions like acne rosacea and eczema have reported the very positive calming and hydrating benefits of our rose skincare, including Timeless Rose Moisturiser and Rose Super Tonic, which unlike most tonics, contains no added water.
Revitalising, anti-aging and cheering – what more can we ask from our daily skin-care!
- Which ingredients should I look for in your products if I have sensitive, oily, rosacea-prone skin?
- Rose is perfect for calming inflamed sensitive skin and can be found as a main active in our Timeless Rose Moisturiser and Calming Rose Super Tonic. We also use rose in Creamy Coconut Cleanser and we would highly recommend these 3 as your beauty routine to relieve rosacea - as many of our customers confirm! They are all light so suitable for skin tending to be oily. The Creamy Coconut Cleanser can be wiped or rinsed away as you prefer.