Rose Oil

The Bulgarian Rosa Damascena Oil (Rose Otto) has one of the most valuable and distinct fragrances. Rose oil is one of the best all-purpose oils to have. It not only fights depression and insomnia, but looks after the heart and digestive systems, well being the best oils to use on the skin.  Its main effect, to slow up skin aging, makes it applicable in the most face and body creams, cosmetics.

 

ROSE OIL & NATURAL PRODUCTS

The Bulgarian rose oil is called "the queen of all essential oils". This is due to its unique composition of more than 300 ingredients .

Depending of the steam distillation process few natural products could be received:  essential rose oil, rose concrete, rose absolu and rose water.

>>  The rose oil main ingredients are high alcohols (eleoptens), paraffin hydrocarbons (stearoptens) and many microelements. Their specific proportion contributes to the rich and long-lasting floral aroma of the Bulgarian Rose oil.

Rose oil has yellow or yellow-greenish color that is easy flowing oily liquid. It has around 300 ingredients, 283 from them are identified.

At 25 C the Rose oil is a viscous liquid. Upon cooling, it becomes a crystallized mass, which can be liquefied by warming. Simply warm the bottle by rolling in your hands until it is again liquid! This does not modify the quality of the oil, this guarantied the original of the products, the product is not diluted!

The essential oil contained in flowers of the Bulgarian rose varies from only 0,03 up to 0,05%. Or 1kg = 1l of oil is obtained from huge amount of rose petals - 2000 – 3000 kg, those grow on about 10 000 square m !  That is one of the main factors defining the higher price of Bulgarian rose oil.

 

>>  The other precious product of Rose distillation is the Rose conrete. Red-orange in color, it has a wax consistence with the typical Rose aroma. 1kg concrete is obtained from about 400kg rose petals. The concrete features almost same properties as the rose oil and is used mostly as very effective skin treatment vaseline.

 

 >> From the rose concrete is extracted about 60% Rose absolu / Rose absolute  - a red color liquid with rose aroma. It contains the main ingredients of rose oil -  phenylethil alcohol ( about 70%) , citronellol, geraniol and nerol.

 

>> The Rose water is a product received while processing the rose petals into rose oil. It has pleasant rose aroma due to the percent of essential oil contents – from 0,2 up to 1,1% rose oil). Widely used as universal skin cleansing tonic that refresh and softens the skin. The rose water is antibacterial and is used to fight allergicaleczemas and dermatitis.  Acts well to stomach, with slight laxative effect.

 

 

ROSE OIL USAGE

Rose oil is widely used in the cosmetics and the perfume industry because of its complex molecular composition, healing, beautifying and therapeutic properties as well as its multilayered and deep fragrance.

Rose oil is one of the best all-purpose oils to have. It not only fights depression, grief, anger and fear, but looks after your heart and digestive system, well being the most wonderful remedy for female problems and one of the best oils to use on the skin.
Bulgarian Rose Otto is known for its aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic and astringent properties. The rose oil creates a feeling of calm and well-being. It is also an antiviral, sedative, tonic and an appetite regulator. Rose oil is often used to treat skin problems, asthma, cough, depression, headache and insomnia.

This oil could be used in combination with any carrier oil.  Few drops ( 3-5) could be added to your cream, body lotion, or bath .

Blends well with: Chamomile, Clove, Geranium, Jasmine, Neroli, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Ylang-Ylang. Blending rose oil and rose absolute brings out a true Rosa Damascena bliss.

As a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, rose oil can help with allergies, baby blues, asthma, hay fever, headaches, depression, migraine, nervous tension, depression, grief, stress, sadness and also to boost poor circulation, calming the heart, stimulating the liver and gall bladder and for general skin toning.

  • Aromatic lamp: aphrodisiac, tonic, sedative -  5-6 drops of rose oil.

  • Aroma Pendant: deodorizing, headache, migraine, normalizing blood pressure – 1- 2 drops of rose oil.

  • Gargle: for colds, tonsillitis, cough,  - 1 cup hot water / 1-2 drops of rose oil.

  • Bath: aphrodisiac, restorative, rejuvenating, anti-depression, insomnia -  6 -8 drops of rose oil.

  • Sauna: antiseptic, antibacterial, in cold – 10 drops of rose oil on 500 ml. water.

  • Inhalation: colds, headaches, insomnia – 3-4 drops of rose oil in 1 liter of hot water , placed in a bowl and breathe 10 minutes.

  • Massage: antidepressant, to enhance sexual desire, grinding, and regenerates skin -  50 ml. base oil / almond, avocado, apricot, grape seed / with 10-20 drops of rose oil.

  • Enrichment of face creams: for ageless skin with wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, dry and sensitive skin 5-10 drops of rose oil in 25ml. cream.

  • Aroma Spray: for deodorizing, toning, soothing – 10- 15 drops of rose oil in 250ml. water, shake the bottle and spray the room.

Precautions:do not be used during pregnancy. Contraindicated for people with individual intolerance to rose oil.

Attention! Highly concentrated! Store tightly sealed in place without direct sunlight. Keep away from children!

 

BULGARIAN ROSE VALLEY and ROSE FESTIVAL

One of the world's most precious Rose oil today comes from Bulgaria and makes one of the symbols of the small european country. It is known as "The Queen of the Essential Oils", made from the special sort rose Rosa Damascena Mill.

The first plants from this type came in Bulgaria from Damascus (Syria) around 350 years ago. In this region, between Stara Planina (Balkan Mountains) and Sredna Gora, the rose finds the most favorable climate for growing.

The rose oil production is seasonal process. The rose bushes flower for about 25 days a year from mid-May to mid-June. The blooms are picked by hand early in the morning when the aroma is strongest, and transported in small quantities to the distillery. Seedlings come from the Rose Research Institute at Kazanluk, which  has developed several Damascena rose varieties suited to conditions in the valley.  Every year, during the first weekend of June, is  organized the annual Rose Festival. The first festival took place 108 years ago, in 1903.

Saturation, richness and uniqueness of Bulgarian rose oil aroma dues to the specific environmental and geographical conditions – appropriate temperature, high humidity, sandy soil. Protection of the mountain from strong winds, also the efforts of many Bulgarian scientists in the field of cultivation and selection of Damascena rose have contributed to the development of rose production in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian rose oil is extracted through water-steam distillation. The same method of distillation was used 340 years ago, when rose producing has emerged in Bulgarian lands. It speaks of a perfect professionalism among our ancestors.