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Thursday, 07 June 2018 11:03

Celebrate National Rose month with our Rejuvenating Rose – Hydrating Face Gel

June is National Rose month and the latest Mumsy Box features our vegan-friendly Rejuvenating Rose Hydrating Face Gel

The perfect pick-me-up for dry and tired complexions, this gel is like a health drink for skin. 

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 13:39

The Wonders of Rose Water!

What is it?

Our bestselling floral water; rose water is a hydrolate meaning it is the water recovered from the steam distillation of rose oil.

How can it be used?

Natural Skincare

As with most floral waters, Rose Water works wonderfully as a natural toner for the skin.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:04

Let’s celebrate – it’s Rose Festival time!!

It’s Rose Festival time!!   We’re celebrating the rose harvest in the Bulgarian ‘Valley of the Roses’ where, in just a few weeks, more than 1,500 kilograms of oil is distilled from roses or ‘Rose Damascena’ – enough to supply most of the world’s cosmetic, perfume and aromatherapy industry.  

Our 100% pure Amphora Aromatics’ Organic Rose Water is produced here, on the southern slopes of the Balkan range and Sredna Gora mountain, using only flowers from certified, chemical-free organic rose fields.  Known as ‘hydrolate’ – the result of the distillation process of organic rose oil – we supply around 25,000 kg of organic rose water to our customers as a cleansing skin toner, body mist spray or simply to add to the bath, for a calming and fortifying effect.

One kilogram (kg) of rose oil is extracted from around 3000 kgs of roses, all harvested by hand.  This rose oil is Bulgaria’s ‘liquid gold’.  In the first week of June, the whole valley dresses up in rose flowers, dances, sings and parades along the sweet-scented streets to celebrate the harvest and elect a Queen of Roses.

Over the six-week harvest period collection begins at sunrise when the oil yield is at its highest and is completed before noon, while the dew is still on the flowers.  The harvest is packed into sacks and transported immediately to the nearby organic distillery where they are distilled by the end of the day – ensuring the essential oil and water’s superb quality and unique aroma. 

For more than 300 years, the people in the ‘Valley of Roses’ have grown roses and processed them into rose oil in this way.  The favourable climate, with its characteristic mild winters and a long, balmy spring, with intermittent light rains, high humidity - especially in May and June - abundant morning dew and undulating landscape, are ideal for growing the oil-yielding rose and creating its outstanding aroma.

Visit www.amphora-aromatics.com to find our more or order our Organic Rose Water (Hydrolate) from the Valley of the Roses.  RRP £6.96 for 200ml.