21 Oct, 2017
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Since more than 300 years in the farms of the Rose Valley each one rose blossom is collected by hand, early in the morning, before dawn, when the rose blossoms are still dewy. We understand well the growing public appreciation of products made from natural ingredients and manufactured with processes sensitive to the natural environment. VESSELINO LTD. has long cherished these very same principles because of our in-depth knowledge and experience in the beauty and health products and industry. We are receiving magnificent business response from the international markets. NATURAL ROSE FLOWER WATER The Bulgarian rose water is 100% natural product. The Bulgarian Rose Water is not a by-product obtained by dispersing of previously distilled essential oil in water or obtained as a secondary material from essential oil distillation. The rose water is obtained by water-steam distillation of fresh rose blossoms during the crop season of Rosa Damascena – end of May, beginning of June. The distillation process is strictly and technically prescribed by the Bulgarian State Standard.

WATER- STEAM DISTILLATION

IDENTITY

The rose water is a natural obtained distillation mixture of water and essential rose oil.Content of ethanol - ~4-6%Content of essential oil - ~0.1% or less /which consists of phenyl-ethyl alcohol, geraniol, nerol and others / Does not contain artificial coloring and fragrance.  Storage: in a dry and cool place. Expiration term: 12 months.

 

AROMA

The fresh natural aroma of the rose water is a result of unique combination of natural ingredients.1 kilogram of rose water contains not more than 0.1% rose essential oil, which is a mixture of phenyl-ethyl alcohol, geraniol, nerol, cytronellol and others.

 

ROSE WATER

INTERNATIONAL CLASIFICATION

EINECS № 290-260-3

BULGARIAN STATE STANDARD

Botanical name: Rosa Damascena
Part of plant used: Blossoms
Country of origin: Bulgaria
Cultivated herb: Yes
Natural herb: No
Gathered herb: No
Certified organic / Conventional Both
Fumigants used: N/A
Method of manufacture: Water-steam distillation
Material safety data sheets: Available upon request
Method of analysis: Gas-chromatography
Known formulation incompatibilities: N/A
Must be homogenous blend: Yes, slow and easy by 25-30 ºC
Seasonal harvesting: During May and June
Certificate of analysis: Yes
Chemical definition:  Distillation mixture of water and essential rose oil containing phenyl-ethyl alcohol, geraniol, nerol and others.
Synonyms: None
Storage: Keep in well-sealed containers at to 5 – 20ºC, without direct exposure to sunshine or heat sources
Appearance: Transparent or opalescent liquid
Color: Colorless
Aroma: Of Rose
Content of essential oil: Not less than 0.025%
Identity: Of phenyl-ethyl alcohol, geraniol, nerol – by Gas-Chromatography
PHYSICOCHEMICAL INDICES:
Relative gravity at 20ºC: 0.950 - 1.000
pH (direct): 4.00 - 8.00
Percent of ethanol: 0.00 - 4.00
Total viable aerobic count: Not more than 1000 CFU/g
Fungi: Not more than 100 CFU/g
Staphylococcus aureus: Not detected
Reported uses: Natural Rose water is a product used in perfumery and cosmetics.

 

ROSA DAMASCENA

Bulgarian Rose Water is obtained through water-steam distillation from Rosa Damascena.

“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...”

Bulgarian Rose oil History