Bulgarian Rose oil a/k/a/ Rose otto (Rosa damascena)
Rose oil is obtained through hydro distillation from the Bulgarian Rosa damascena P.Miller. Rose oil is an oily transparent liquid heterogeneous mass below 23°C with yellow color and aroma characteristic of Roses.
Application: Aromatic lamp: 1 to 5 drops of oil in 10 – 15 ml water in the lamp; Bathtub: 5 to 10 drops in the bathtub; Massage: 1 to 5 drops in 20 ml vegetable oil. The massage oil should be tested.
Rose oils trading practices: Please note that even if the rose oil is a liquid it is traditionally traded in kilograms and not in liters.
Rose oil storage and order preparation: Rose oil is stored in special conditions in the central laboratory. When an order is received we request the order to be prepared. The order is prepared by a commission that certifies the quality and accurate weight. Turnaround time is 3-4 business days.
Rose oil expiry term: The Rose oil does not have an expiration date, if stored under normal room conditions (18 to 35C). The rose oil is forever.
Advanced ordering: We offer price incentives for advanced ordering for deliveries for the next harvest year, which usually is the months of July and August when distillation is completed. We offer low minimum orders and in most cases no advanced deposits.
Important information: There are several important considerations affecting the price of rose oil. Roses are collected during the months of May and June only. It takes approximately 4,000 kg (approx. 8,000 lbs) to obtain 1 kg (2.2046 lbs) of Rose oil. Increasing the available supply is only possible when new rose gardens are planted. It takes 2 years for the rose bushes to fully grow.
The first roses were brought to Thrace by the returning soldiers of Alexander of Macedon's garrisons. Belgian chronicle mentions that in 1210 crusaders saw large areas planted with roses near Edirne. It is however not clear whether it was not crusaders themselves who brought the roses to that region. More ...
The Rose Valley is a notion, generally associated with the location where the Bulgarian oil-bearing rose grows. More ...
It is generally accepted that there are more than 5000 varieties of roses, yet only a few of them exhibit that marked fragrance that is sought by perfumeries.
The Bulgarian oil-bearing rose has been cultivated in the Rose Valley for more than 300 years now. It has established itself as a stable, independent type of rose, differing in its anatomy and physiology from the oil- bearing roses cultivated elsewhere, even from the original rose of the town of Kashan in Iran.
The oil-bearing rose species developed into an independent type as a result of the peculiar climate in the Rose Valley. It preserved its unique character due to a strictly applied new technology of multiplication and cultivation. This special technology, not used anywhere else, was adhered to by all rose growers in the region. More ...
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