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Damask Rose Hydrosol

Commonly known as: Rosa Damascena Flower Water (I.N.C.I.), Damascus rose floral water, Old rose, Bulgarian rose, Rose water, Prophet Mohammed flower, Gole mohammadi, Damascus rose hydrosol.
Botanical name: Rosa x damascena Miller.
Extraction process: Steam distillation.
Family: Rosaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Flowers.
Location: Native to the Middle East (Iran). Now cultivated all over the world, especially in Iran, Europe, Bulgaria, Morocco, Turkey and India.
Flowering: From June to September.
Provenance, origin: Turkey, Iran, Bulgaria, Morocco.
Phytochemical composition: 2-phenylethanol, citronellol, nerol, linalool, geraniol, eugenol, rose oxide, 4-terpineol, alpha-terpineol, neral, geranyl acetate, methyl eugenol.
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Clear, mobile liquid; Colour: Colourless to pale yellow; Scent: Distinctive, floral, fresh and subtle.
Physical characteristics: pH: 3.0–6.0; Density: 0.99–1.01g/ cm3; Insoluble in oil; Refractive index: 1.330–1.340.
Benefits: Astringent, tones, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, refreshes, soothes, moisturises, fragrant, regenerates.
Concerns: All skin typologies, especially mature skin, fragile and irritated skin, and reactive skin prone to redness; All hair typologies, especially irritated and sensitive scalps.

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Use

Face care (masks, make-up removers, face creams, micellar waters, serums, cleansing gels/lotions, two-phase make-up removers, micellar mists, tonic lotions, scrubs, lip creams, eye care); Body care (hand and foot creams, lotions, milks, body balms); Hair care (shampoos); Hygiene (shower cream, deodorants).

Preservation

Store in a cool, dry place in an amber bottle, away from heat, direct sunlight and air.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

The hydrosol of Damask rose does not present any contra-indications. It can be used by pregnant and/or breast-feeding women, as well as children. Avoid contact with eyes.

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The Damask rose, considered a type of old rose, originates from the Middle East (Iran). Since the end of the 17th century, its cultivation has developed considerably in Bulgaria, Morocco and Turkey (primarily in the Rose Valley region). Rose water is used in religious ceremonies. It’s used in mosques, especially during mourning ceremonies, to calm and relax people. The Kaaba (House of God) in Mecca is washed every year with special rose water produced in Kashan. Damask rose hydrosol has been used in skincare since the 10th century. It has been in France since the Middle Ages, after the knight Robert De Brie brought it back on his return from a crusade in the middle of the 13th century.