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Did you know that rose oil was already adored by the ancient Persians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans? Since ancient history roses have been used as key ingredient in fragrances and cosmetics for the skin.

The rose is not only the queen of flowers, but also a symbol for romance. Rose was the flower of Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty. According to the legend, her tears and her lover, Adonis’, blood watered the ground from where the red Roses grew. It was then a symbol of love until death.

The rose harvest is early in the morning from May to mid-June. Only the petals of the roses are used and must also be processed immediately in order to retain the fragrance. The oil, also called rose attar or rose otto, is obtained by steam distillation. The rose absolute or concentrate is obtained by a solvent (solvent extrusion). To get 1 kg of rose oil you need 4 to 5 tons of rose petals.