Botanical Name – Rosa damascena
Aroma – Sensual, rosy, sweet and floral
Extraction – Steam distillation (this method is rare and difficult to obtain)
Part of Plant – From the petals, handpicked at dawn when the fragrance is at its best. Around 1200 roses are used to make just 1ml of essential oil!
Countries of Origin – Afghanistan
Organic Certificate – This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association, which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association’s standards exceed the UK government’s minimum requirements for organic products in many areas but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.
Please support the Afghan Rose growers and their communities. Due to the situation there the future of the Afghan Rose oil industry is uncertain. Opium Poppy farmers have been able to convert over to organic Roses under the P.A.L. project which develops ethical and sustainable livelihoods, There are no guarantees this exquisite oil will be readily available in the next year or so, and we would advise reserving what you may need.