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About The Rose Oil

 

God has created two beautiful things - women and roses.

A. Belmonte, 1896

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 our land. It speaks of a perfect professionalism among our ancestors.
The Bulgarian rose oil is called "the queen of all essential oils". This is due to its unique composition of more than 300 ingredients (some of which are still not identified). The 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.

Bulgarian rose oil is used as a row material for the most expensive perfumes in the world: Elizabeth Arden, Kenzo, Channel, Bulgari, Paco Rabanne, Estee Lauder and many others. Its main effect, to slow up skin aging, makes it applicable in the most famous face creams and cosmetics.
Everyone can use Bulgarian rose oil as an addition to their cosmetics or in aroma therapeutic procedure that gives a rest to your body and spirit.
Our products are tested and have a Quality Certificate from a Bulgarian accredited laboratory.    
  

 BULGARIAN ROSE OIL

The high quality Bulgarian rose oil gained its producers scores of medals and diplomas from many exhibitions and fairs.
The Rose Valley in Bulgaria, near the town of Kazanlak, is among the major producers of attar of roses in the world.
Thanks to the specific geographic and climate conditions – favorable temperatures during February, when blossoming buds formed, the maroon forest soils and frequency of the rainfalls during the rose picking in May and June, more than 3 centuries had been cultivated the famous all over the world Bulgarian oil rose. This rose is used for producing the incomparable Bulgarian rose attar.
The Valley of Roses near town of Kazanluk is one of the biggest producers of rose oil in the world. The soil and the climate in this region are quite suitable for the roses. The conditions in Kazanlak proved to be more favourable for the cultivation of the rose than those in its own country of origin - Tunisia. The air humidity, cloudiness and precipitation in May and June contributed to obtain roses yielding high percentage of oil.
The Bulgarian roses  are inheritors of the so called Damascena rose, that was brought ages ago. The rose oil is called "the liquid gold" of Bulgaria because of its high price.
For one gramme of rose oil are used more than 1000 rose blossoms! Every flower is picked by hands and preserved carefully for the distillation.
Bulgarian rose oil is called “the Queen of all essential oils” . Bulgarian Rose Oil contains more than 300 valuable substances with a marvellous effect over the human body, that's why it is one of the most precious and expensive oils in the world.
 
Thanks to the gained experience during the centuries in the brandy production the Bulgarian rose-producers developed the process of rose production by the means of double distillation. On that way the quantity of the extracted product was increased , keeping the fin fragrance and unique qualities of the rose attar.
 
The main compounds of the Bulgarian rose oil are high alcohols (eleoptens), paraffin hydrocarbons (stearoptens) and many microelements. Their proportion gives the Bulgarian Rose oil rich and long-lasting floral aroma.
 
Rose oil has many positive reactions on the human body. Rose oils are widely used in burners and vaporizers for treatment of coughs, dry and sore throats, nervous tension, insomnia and stress.
 
In his long time practice the Bulgarian rose-producer intoduced a lot of new elements in rose production and cultivation and thanks to them obtained more quantity and more quality rose oil compared to the other producers from Turkey, India, Morocco.
Rose oil, meaning either rose otto (attar of rose, attar of roses) or rose absolute, 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 or supercritical carbon dioxide extraction, with 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
ROSE OIL CONCRETE

 Rose oils are extracted from the Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian) and Rosa Centifolia (Moroccan) also known as 'rose de mai'. Rose otto is the essential oil steam distilled from fresh roses. Rose concrete a solvent extraction of fresh roses. Rose absolute is extracted from the rose concrete using alcohol. Rose otto is distilled from the Bulgarian rose or rosa damscena. The otto is an almost clear pale yellow liquid. When it is very cold it solidifies but it is easily warmed to liquid again. Rose otto smells rich, floral, warm and spicy with honey undertones. 

ROSE OIL ABSOLUTE

Applications - Rose Absolute Oil,  Rosa damascena, is known best for its sensuous and intense sweet and floral fragrance. Bulgarian Rose is suitable for all skin types and is a cell rejuvenator, an antiseptic, and a anti-inflammatory. Used in skin creams and lotions to soothe and heal various skin conditions, cuts, burns and to reduce swelling. Can be inhaled by asthmatics, and it relieves a variety of female problems including menstrual cramps and PMS symptoms. Sniffing the oil or using Rose as a massage oil has been suggested to...

  AROMATHERAPY

Fragrances sooth, stimulate and enchant us. They affect our body, soul and senses; they bring harmony and sensuality into our lives. Despite its five thousand pre-history, in the recent 20-30 years aromatherapy regenerates with a combination of essential oils and massage. 
Cleopatra added a mixture of aromas into her bath in order to keep her skin young and beautiful; she enchanted the men with a scent of roses.
What exactly the essential oils are? An essential oil is what gives the rose blossom or rosemary twig a fragrance. The essential oil molecular structure is similar to the human hormones. This explains their strong influence on the human body.
Each essential oil has its own property and ability to influence on. Some soothe others stimulate and refresh. Their aromas are source of true delight and pleasure.

The aromatherapy is a therapy, which purpose is to reduce the stress and to restore the balance between mind, body and soul. It has a significant effect on PMS, depression, insomnia, digestive disorders, infections, headaches, skin problems. Unfortunately, it is often abused with the term aromatherapy, with a view of increasing sells of products such as: shower gels, soaps, lotions, creams, candles. The fact that they contain essential oils does not mean they have the benefit of the real aromatherapy. These products always contain synthetic ingredients and essences, which block the essential oils action and practically the sign "aromatherapy" does not mean anything. Aroma therapeutic products contain only natural ingredients. The essential oils contain several hundred ingredients that work together, while a synthetic aroma might contain only 50. Even if we collect all ingredients we will never receive real essential oil. 
Nature can not be copied.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

  

TIPS FOR USING ESSENTIAL OILS

MASSAGES
– put 15-25 drops essential oil into 50ml vegetable oil. Appropriate mixture for massages, aches or just to pamper your skin.

BATH
– one of the most pleasurable ways to use the essential oils. Put 3-5 drops selected essential oil in your bathtub, mix and enjoy. Do not use shower gel or soap after the bath. Your skin will retain the scent as if you had used an expensive perfume. Suitable method in cases of stress, skin problems.

FOOT BATHS 
– for tired feet, fungi or cold put 3-4 drops selected oil in a basin full of hot water and plunge your feet.

AROMA LAMP 
– put 5-10 drops in warm water and leaves the candle burn for 30-60 minutes. Thus viruses and microbes in the room are being attacked and the scent is much more pleasant than the synthetic.

INHALATION 
– put 2-3 drops selected oils and inhale for about 10 min. with your eyes closed. Suitable method in cases of colds or respiratory problems. Steam inhalations are not suitable for asthmatics.

SPRAY
- put 10-15 drops in 10ml water and spray in the room and keep your eyes. Appropriate for refreshing the air in rooms.

GARGLE
– put 1 drop in 100ml water, gargle until the water is over. Appropriate for toothache, refreshment the mouth, pharyngitis. The water must not be swallowed. 

HANDLERCHIEF 
- 1-2 drops on a clean handkerchief put it close to the nose and inhale. It is a convenience when you are outdoors or you do not have an aroma lamp.

DIRECT INHALATION 
– inhale directly from the bottle. Suitable if you are outdoors or do not have an aroma lamp. Appropriate for asthmatics.

COMPRESSES
– pour some warm water into a shallow bowl, put 1-2 drops of oil, mix and dip the cloth for the compress so as to absorb the oil layer. Appropriate for skin problems or high temperature.

ROSE WATER

The rose water is 100% pure natural product, which is obtained by water – steam distillation of Rose Damascena.

The rose water is antibacterial and has a disinfecting effect, this is because it contains a small quantity of rose oil (about 0, 05%). It is applied on the skin in case of skin problems such as inflammatory processes, acne, sunburn, insect bites. You can add rose water in your own cosmetics (creams, shampoos, body lotions). The rose water is used in aromatherapy for its relaxing effect. It is also used in the food industry for flavoring.