Rose oil is regarded as one of the most traditional and premium essential oils in aromatherapy and perfumery today.
The rose blossoms of Rosa damascena begin to bloom in Bulgaria around the third week of May, and will continue for three or four weeks depending upon weather conditions. Yields can be highly volatile depending on the conditions during this short period of time. For example, any extreme heat could result in a yield loss as the oil will evaporate just like other floral oils.
Harvesting begins as the rose flowers begin to open and are still collected by hand, usually early in the morning. Today this time old tradition is one of the most wonderful sights to see in our industry.
Currently, our growing partners offer highly modern distillation facilities where oil recovery is at its optimum but still on average, Rosa damascena will only yield 1 kilo of oil per 3,500 - 4,000 kilos of flowers!!
In 2017 rose oil production reached record levels with a number of companies holding sizeable unsold stocks; thereby putting downward pressure on prices. Some companies have even claimed that they will not produce rose oil in 2018 but we will see. On a positive note, it is good to see the return of rose oil reserves, which should facilitate greater market stability going forward. However the issue seemed to be the non-availability of good quality oil at all times. Some major disturbances like the hanging of too many petals prior to the distillation process have impacted the quality of rose oil. There was a slight uncertainty over the oil supply as some producer circulated blended oil from Iran and Turkey and sold it as pure Bulgarian oil. The surest way to ensure that you are buying the authentic product is to purchase a PGI certified grade. This is a guarantee of the oil being 100% authentic and pure Bulgarian rose oil.
To ask us a fair quote for this product, please fill the following form: