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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: ative to the Middle East (Iran). Nowadays 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: phenylethanol, citronellol, nerol, linalool, geraniol, eugenol, rose oxide, 4-terpineol, alpha-terpineol, geraniol, neral, geranyl acetate, methylugenol. Organoleptic properties: Appearance: Clear mobile liquid; Color: Colorless to pale yellow; Odor: Characteristic, flowery, fresh and subtle.
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Clear mobile liquid; Color: Colorless to pale yellow; Odor: Characteristic, flowery, fresh and subtle.
Physical characteristics: pH : 3,0 - 6,0 ; Density : 0,99 - 1,01 g/cm3 ; Insoluble in oil ; Refractive index : 1,330 - 1,340.
Benefits: Astringent, toning, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, refreshing, soothing, moisturizing, fragrant, regenerating.
Concerns: All skin types, especially mature skin, fragile and irritated skin, reactive skin and skin prone to redness; All hair types, especially irritated and sensitive scalps.



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).


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 as an ancient rose variety, is native to the Middle East (Iran). Its cultivation has been strongly developed in Bulgaria, Morocco and Turkey since the end of the 17th century (particularly in the Valley of Roses area). Rose water is used in religious ceremonies. It is used in mosques, especially during funerals to calm and relax people. The Kaaba (the house of God) in Jerusalem is washed every year with unique rose water produced in Kashan. Damascus rose hydrosol has been used in skin care since the 10th century. It has been present in France since the Middle Ages. The knight Robert DE BRIE having brought it back from his crusade in the middle of the XIIIth century.