Rosa damascene or the Queen of the flowers belongs to the Rosaceae family. It is a shrub that can reach 2.5m in height with spikes spread all over the stems. The flowers are lively colored from white, pink and to hot red. As it cannot be found as wild flower it is thought to be native to the Middle East and Central Asia. This is one of the plants that is cultivated all around the world by carefully preserving its pedigree.
The color of this attar varies from orange to pale reddish yellow carrying an exquisite deep flowery fragrance that is easy distinguishable from others. The petals of the flower are the ones used to obtain this remarkable oil. It blends well with sandalwood and jasmine.
The blossoms of this royal plant are used and undergo the Hydro-distillation extraction method to acquire this delicate and scented oil. This extraction procedure is the safest of all and delivers a high-quality oil that encloses the true and natural scent of the flower.
The rosy texture and the warm and sweet fragrance of the Rose attar are delivered due to the following ingredients: geraniol, nerol, rose oxide and phenyl ethyl alcohol.
Medicinal use: This oil is known to reduce pains and melancholy. It is known to be effective as an anti- bacterial, anti-fungal and anti- inflammatory remedy; however consumers have confirmed that the antiseptic and anti- viral, and even aphrodisiacal properties are not to be ignored while also cicatrizing, hemostatic and sedative as well.
The incredible properties that make the skin look younger and shiny make this oil the first choice to be included in body-care products.
Cosmetics: Due to its remarkable fragrance Rose attar is one of the oils that are much desired in the perfumery industry.
Aromatherapy also uses this attar due to the combination of beneficial elements contributing to alleviate and remedy stress and depression. Scented candles and soaps as well as bath lotions are extremely popular.