For centuries, Bulgaria has been famous for producing the best quality rose essential oil in the world. Coming directly from our rose family farms, our rose oil is considered premium quality with sweet and deep multilayered fragrance. There are many factors that contribute to the overall quality of this precious oil.
Our rose farms are located in the heart of the Bulgarian Rose Valley, known as the world center for rose oil production. Surrounded by two majestic mountains, the Balkan Mountain and Sredna Gora, the Valley of Roses is considered to have the best soil structure, air humidity, cloudiness and precipitation for obtaining the finest rose oil in the world. The specific natural geographic conditions –mild winter climate and favorable temperatures in February and March, the high air humidity in May and June, as well as sandy forest soil contribute to produce incomparable in quality rose oil.
Another important factor that plays a major role in the quality of the rose oil is the distillation method. We meticulously select fresh rose blossoms that go through a special distillation process that fully preserves the biodynamic synergy of the rose plant. It is more expensive and difficult to perform as compared to the most commonly used distillation method, however it ensures higher quality, therapeutic grade rose oil.
USDA ORGANIC STANDARD
We work hard to ensure that Alteya Organics creates products that are superior to those from other companies in our industry in terms of quality, potency and benefits. One other key highlight that distinguishes us from most other natural and organic companies is that we adhere to the strict USDA organic standard. Needless to say, we have rigorous company policies and procedures in place that ensure that every single item we produce passes detailed quality inspection by our company staff and where applicable, by third-party laboratories. We are committed to growing our business by providing superior quality, environmentally safe and organic skin and body care products as well as aromatherapy ingredients to satisfy the needs of our customers.
The quality and the therapeutic properties of essential oils or flower waters depend greatly on the quality of the organic plants, the distillation technique and proper storage. That is why quality control is achieved on several different levels. First, the organic flowers are handpicked and meticulously selected to fit the required quality criteria. To achieve superior quality the fresh plant material is then immediately transported to the distillery, where distillation process starts right away. Second, we employ well-known experts who are continuously improving our distillation technique to ensure that we retain the valuable therapeutic properties of the plant. Every step of the distillation process is strictly monitored to ensure maximum quality. Each output is extensively tested to ensure highest possible quality. At last, when the essential oil or distillate is ready, it goes to a government-appointed lab for final evaluation and certification. This ensures that each lot of essential oil or flower water produced is tested for purity and quality using high-resolution gas chromatography analysis and lab tests.
Our organic skin- and body-care products go through detailed testing as well. Excellent quality starts with excellent ingredients. Our scientist team brings hundreds of plants from our organic farms and other organic suppliers for testing. Every ingredient that goes in our products has to meet strict quality criteria. We never use Parabens, Petrolatum, Paraffin, dyes, mineral oil, and any other chemical preservatives. Our formulas are extensively researched and clinically tested for safety and efficacy.