"Rose Water" Used as Generic Term
Rose Water is the generic term used for all the different variations of the rose flower water obtained through different methods of extraction from roses (pure rose water) or the mixing of rose oil with distilled water.
Major factors contributing to the quality of Rose Water are:
- Method of production (steam distillation or simply mixing rose oil with distilled water or even mixing only rose essence (with no therapeutic qualities) with plain water)
- Species of roses used; fresh or dried
- Region in the world where the roses were grown and processed (similar to the analogy with wine and coffee; the region where the roses are grown is a major contributor to the characteristics and quality of the final product).
Which Roses Have the Most Healthy and Beauty Benefit?
While there are over 7,000 varieties of roses worldwide, only few are known as oil-bearing roses that can be used for the production of high quality Rose Water.
Bulgarian Rosa Damascena Rose has been cultivated and well-known as the best oil-bearing rose renowned worldwide for more than 330 years.
Especially, Bulgarian Rosa Damascena organically grown in "Rose Valley" in Bulgaria has the most health and beauty benefits because the "Rose Valley" in Bulgaria has the most suitable climate and soil to cultivate Bulgarian Rosa Damascena; favorable temperatures, amount of sunlight, frequency of rain, presence of specific natural magnetic fields.
It takes 60,000 rose blossoms to produce a single ounce of pure Bulgarian rose oil. It's called the "Liquid Gold of Bulgaria" because an ounce of the Bulgarian rose oil is more expensive than an ounce of real gold.
Method of Production of Rose Water
The method of production is another important factor for the quality of Rose Water.
One way is simply mixing rose oil with distilled water. In this way the so called "Rose Water" is not an authentic Rose Water and is missing valuable rose juices. The other way, which is the authentic Rose Water production method, is through meticulous steam-distillation of the fresh organic rose petals.
Rose Water produced through meticulous steam-distillation of the fresh rose petals has much more health and beauty benefits than rose water made by mixing rose oil with distilled water. Rose Water produced through meticulous steam-distillation of the fresh rose petals contains nutritious juices and pure rose oil. The nutritious juices have a vast range of therapeutic benefits because of the presence of numerous water-soluble active ingredients that are not present in the rose oil.
How is Royal Sense's Rose Water Made?
Royal Sense proudly uses the highest and purest grade of organic Bulgarian Rose Water (Rose Hydrosol) in our products.
It’s produced only from Bulgarian Rosa Damascena Rose organically grown in the famous "Roses Valley" in Bulgaria through a very meticulous steam-distillation of fresh rose petals, with no additives or chemicals.
In other words, it’s produced only from the best roses in the world. It’s not a mixture of rose oil and distilled water.
Fresh organic rose petals of Bulgarian Rosa Damascena Rose are hand-picked from the rose fields in the "Rose Valley" in the morning while the dew is still on them. These fresh rose petals are immediately prepared to go through a very meticulous steam-distillation process. During the process, purified distilled water passes through fresh rose petals, and extracts all of the soluble elements. The water which condenses and drips into a collecting vessel is called Rose Water.
How is Royal Sense's Rose Water (Rose Hydrosol) Supplied?
There are only several Bulgarian rose producers which have rose fields certified organic. Royal Sense has been working closely with one of the largest rose producers of certified organic Rose Water in Bulgaria, and all of our Rose Water is supplied from the same one producer.