Our USDA Organic Bulgarian Rose Oil – Rose Otto.
The Organic Bulgarian Rosa Damascena Oil (Rose Otto), obtained by steam distillation has one of the most valuable and distinct fragrances. Rose oil is widely used in the cosmetics and the perfume industry because of its complex molecular composition, healing, beautifying and therapeutic properties as well as its multilayered and deep fragrance.
Alteya’s Rose Essential Oil is certified organic according to the strict USDA, National Organic Program standards. Our organic roses are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or any other harmful additives.
We offer our customers one of world’s most exquisite essential oil, Alteya’s steam-distilled USDA certified organic Bulgarian Rose Oil-Rose Otto, a 100% pure, natural oil that does not contain any pesticide or herbicide residues.
Alteya is a well-established Bulgarian company specialized in the cultivation and harvesting of the highest quality certified organic Bulgarian Rose (Rosa damascena); steam distilling our own organic Bulgarian Rose Oil, and exporting it to customers all over the world. Our focus is the production of the highest quality organic Bulgarian Rose Oil available on the world markets. We employ well-known experts who monitor and manage the rose cultivation, harvesting, and rose-oil production. We meticulously select our rose plants; hand-pick the rose blossoms, and distill the precious rose essential oil. Our rose plantations are certified by the Bulgarian Government-appointed laboratory at the Research Institute for Roses, Aromatic, and Medicinal Plants to ensure that our organic essential rose oil meets and exceeds all International Organic Standards. Our direct involvement and strictly controlled process from cultivation and harvesting to distillation, ensure that our rose oil is one of the very finest on the market -100% pure, USDA, NOP certified organic, free of harmful pesticides, herbicides and insecticides.
Why Bulgarian Rose?
For centuries, Bulgaria has been the country producing world’s highest quality rose oil. In Bulgaria, the first rose plantations appeared around the town of Kazanlak in 16th century. The climatic and soil conditions of the Kazanlak area proved to be more favorable than any other place. Gradually the number of rose plantations grew occupying a large area in central Bulgaria, known as the Valley of Roses. For more than 400 years, the Bulgarian Rose Valley has been considered 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 and most sought-after rose oil in the world. The mesmerizing Valley of Roses is also the home to all of Alteya’s rose plantations.
Composition of Rose Oil.
Rose oil is steam distilled by a special technology and has a pale yellow color. The primary base notes are deep, sweet and floral with spicy middle notes.
At 25 C the rose oil is a viscous liquid. Upon cooling, it becomes a crystallized mass, which can be liquified by warming. Rose oil is a complex blend of more than 300 different components. The major component in a rose blossom is phenyl-ethyl alcohol. However, phenyl-ethyl alcohol is highly soluble in water and is usually lost in the distillation process, unless collected as rose water.
Major components are also: geraniol, citronellol, and nerol. Many other components are present in very small amounts, but have a substantial effect on the overall rose oil quality. An example is a compound called damascenone, which is one of the most potent odor constituents.
ROSE OIL USES
Bulgarian Rose Otto is known for its aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic and astringent actions. The rose oil creates a feeling of calm and well-being. It is also an antidepressant, antiseptic, antiviral, sedative, tonic and an appetite regulator. Rose oil is often used to treat skin problems, asthma, cough, depression, headache and insomnia. Alteya’s Organic Rose Oil is also considered very safe for topical use.
For centuries, rose oil is known to uplift the heart. It drives away melancholy, promotes harmony and is one of the strongest natural aphrodisiacs. Goes well with almost any other oil and helps reach inner emotional balance. Add few drops to your massage oil, warm bath, favorite lotion and oil burner and experience the rejuvenating power of the Bulgarian Rose.
The rose is a symbol of love and beauty and rose oil is one of the most valuable therapeutic perfumes. Rose Oil is heart (middle) note essential oil and brings out the best in other notes. Being one of the most expensive and rare oils, the rose oil is famous for its aphrodisiac and uplifting properties. It forms a perfect blend with, jasmine, sandalwood, neroli, ylang-ylang, chamomile and geranium. Blending rose oil and rose absolute brings out a true Rosa Damascena bliss. For making a quick rose perfume, mix few drops of rose oil with jojoba oil (1:6).
The rich molecular composition of rose oil makes it one of the most beneficial essential oils for skin and personal care products. Our Bulgarian Rose Oil has strong healing, restoring and anti-aging properties in very concentrated form; adds vitality and balance. Add it to any moisturizer (cream and lotion) to rejuvenate skin and improve texture.
Since its founding, our company Alteya has been working hard to provide employment and support to the local population in some of the poorest villages in the Rose Valley and the Balkan Mountain regions in Bulgaria. By purchasing our products, you give a chance for economic survival to more than 300 families who are otherwise struggling to provide for themselves and the ones they love. Our employees are our extended family.
In addition, Alteya actively takes part in initiatives to reduce pesticides damage and strives to excel by practicing organic farming and building a sustainable agricultural model. Our primary objectives are protecting our fragile environment by keeping air, water and soil clean and making products that are pure, safe, and free of pesticide residues.